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Case No. 19-1008

Cornelius Davis
v.
Iowa District Court for Scott County

Plaintiff filed a petition for writ of certiorari requesting review of a district court order imposing a monetary sanction for his failure to personally attend a settlement conference. Plaintiff contends: (1) the local rule under which the sanction was imposed does not require a party to personally attend a settlement conference when their counsel is present; (2) the rule is inconsistent with the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure if it does require a represented party’s personal attendance; (3) the rule does not authorize the sanction; and (4) the district court applied the rule inconsistently in the circumstances of this case. The supreme court granted the petition.

County:
Scott

Plaintiff

Cornelius Davis

Defendants

Iowa District Court for Scott County

Attorneys for Plaintiff

Michael M. Sellers

Attorneys for Defendants

Michael A. Giudicessi
Susan P. Elgin

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Mar 11, 2020 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1008
Date Published:
May 08, 2020

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