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Case No. 17-1732

Natalie Slaughter
v.
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Natalie Slaughter, who suffered from depression and was dismissed from her college program because of failing grades, appeals the grant of summary judgment in Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (DMU) favor and the denial of her motions for admissibility of evidence regarding whether DMU had imputed knowledge of her disability when she received mental health counseling through the student counseling services and for summary judgment. Slaughter argues: (1) the trial court erred in finding there were no material disputed facts that DMU did not accommodate her mental health disability, and (2) the trial court erred in finding that the knowledge of an employee of DMU could not be imputed to the University because of the psychotherapist privilege.

County:
Polk
Trial Court Case No.:
CVCV051603

Appellants

Natalie Slaughter

Appellees

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Attorneys for Appellants

Bonnie Heggen
John Roehrick

Attorneys for Appellees

Kelly Baier
Melissa Carrington

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Sep 12, 2018 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1732
Date Published:
Apr 05, 2019
Date Amended:
Jun 18, 2019

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