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Case No. 19-0221

Laura H. Fulps and Charles B. Fulps
City of Urbandale

Laura H. Fulps and Charles B. Fulps appeal the district court’s grant of the City of Urbandale’s preanswer motion to dismiss their claims for negligence and loss of consortium for Laura’s injuries resulting from a trip and fall on an Urbandale sidewalk. The Fulps argue the district court erred in dismissing this action at such an early stage and erred in finding the public duty doctrine applies to sidewalk injuries cases.



Laura H. Fulps and Charles B. Fulps


City of Urbandale

Attorneys for Appellant

David J. Hellstern

Attorneys for Appellee

Jason C. Palmer

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jan 21, 2021 9:00 AM


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Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 19, 2021
Date Amended:
May 25, 2021

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