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Case No. 18-2096

Marcus News, Inc
v.
O’Brien County Board of Supervisors and Iowa Information, Inc.,

Plaintiff, the publisher of two newspapers in O’Brien County, appeals a district court order affirming the board of supervisors’ designation of two newspapers owned by intervenor as the official county newspapers for publication of official proceedings. See Iowa Code ch. 349 (2019). Plaintiff contends the court erred in not treating plaintiff’s two newspapers as one newspaper, and intervenor’s two newspapers as one newspaper, pursuant to Iowa Code section 349.6 for purposes of determining which papers had the largest number of subscribers. Plaintiff also contends the court erred by failing to find intervenor’s affidavit of bona fide yearly subscribers did not comply with statutory requirements.

County:
O'Brien
Trial Court Case No.:
EQCV022991

Appellants

Marcus News, Inc

Appellees

O’Brien County Board of Supervisors and Iowa Information, Inc.,

Attorneys for Appellants

Ray H. Edgington
Colby M. Lessmann

Attorneys for Appellees

Jeff W. Wright
Jacob B. Natwick

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Oct 22, 2019 9:00 AM Iowa Supreme Court Courtroom

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-2096
Date Published:
Nov 15, 2019
Date Amended:
Jan 24, 2020

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