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Case No. 22-0918

Jena McCoy
Thomas L. Cardella & Associates

Thomas L. Cardella & Associates (TLCA) appeals from the judgment for Jena McCoy on her negligent supervision and/or retention claim against her former employer. TLCA argues Ms. McCoy’s claim was based on alleged sexual harassment in the workplace, and thus was preempted by the Iowa Civil Rights Act, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act, or both. It also argues the district court erred by allowing testimony from McCoy’s therapist, failing to grant a mistrial or a new trial based on misconduct, and by failing to grant a new trial based on an inconsistent verdict.

Trial Court Case No.:


Jena McCoy


Thomas L. Cardella & Associates

Attorney for the Appellee

Mark A. Humphrey

Attorney for the Appellant

Vernon P. Squires

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Mar 22, 2023 10:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2023

Other Information

Date Retained:
Jan 31, 2023

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