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Case No. 22-0005

Polly Carver-Kimm
v.
Kim Reynolds, Pat Garrett, and State of Iowa and Gerd Clabaugh, Sarah Reisetter, And Susan Dixon

Defendants, the governor, her communications director and the State of Iowa, appeal from a district court order denying their motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims for statutory and common law wrongful discharge. They contend dismissal was appropriate because: (1) the governor and her staff member lacked authority to discharge plaintiff, who was an employee of the Iowa Department of Public Health; (2) they are protected from the common law wrongful discharge claim by the qualified immunity set forth in Iowa Code section 669.14A; and (3) Iowa Code chapter 22 does not establish any clearly defined and well-recognized public policy sufficient to support plaintiff’s common law wrongful discharge claim and plaintiff’s termination did not undermine such a policy.

County:
Polk

Appellee

Polly Carver-Kimm

Appellant

Kim Reynolds, Pat Garrett, and State of Iowa and Gerd Clabaugh, Sarah Reisetter, And Susan Dixon

Attorneys for the Appellee

Thomas J. Duff
Jim T. Duff

Jessica A. Zupp
Peter E. Larsen

Attorneys for the Appellant

Jeffrey C. Peterzalek
Samuel P. Langholz
Tessa M. Register

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Nov 16, 2022 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
22-0005
Date Published:
Jun 23, 2023
Date Amended:
Aug 23, 2023

Other Information

Date Retained:
Sep 27, 2022

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