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Opinions Archive 2016–2017 Adjudicative

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October 27, 2017

Linda Linn and Mark Shuck vs. Pat Montgomery, Christy Schrader, and Brad Allen

June 30, 2017

Amended September 26, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Dale Dean Pettijohn Jr.

Amended September 26, 2017 Christopher J. Godfrey vs. State of Iowa; Terry Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, Individually and in His Official Capacity; Kimberly Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa, Individually and in Her Official Capacity; Jeffrey Boeyink, Chief of Staff to the Governor of the State of Iowa, Individually and in His Official Capacity; Brenna Findley, Legal

Amended September 6, 2017 Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad D/B/A Canadian Pacific, Plaintiff, vs. Iowa District Court for Louisa County

Amended September 15, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Erik Milton Childs

Amended September 20, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Kelvin Plain Sr.

Amended September 18, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Christopher George Storm

June 23, 2017

Amended August 25, 2017 Tina Haskenhoff vs. Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC

Amended September 5, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Eddie Tipton

Amended September 1, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Christopher Clay McNeal

State of Iowa vs. Zachary Ryan James

Amended August 30, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Andrew Lee Russell

June 21, 2017

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KYLE ALLEN SMITH, Defendant-Appellant.

June 16, 2017

Amended August 17, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Jarrod Dale Majors

Amended August 17, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Christopher Ryan Lee Roby

Amended August 22, 2017 Tom Brakke and Rhonda Brakke D/B/A/ Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge, and McBra, Inc. Vs. Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Natural Resource Commission

Amended September 5, 2017 Melissa Stender vs. Anthony Zane Blessum

June 9, 2017

Amended August 15, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Martha Aracely Martinez

Amended August 11, 2017 Roberto Morales Diaz vs. State of Iowa

 Amended August 9, 2017 State of Iowa vs. John David Green

Amended August 25, 2017 Larry Shawn Whitwer vs. Civil Service Commission of the City of Sioux City, Iowa

June 7, 2017

       IN THE INTEREST OF J.W., Minor Child, L.B., Mother, Appellant.

June 2, 2017

Amended August 8, 2017 Pamela Plowman and Jeremy Plowman vs. Fort Madison Community Hospital, Pil Kang, John Paiva, Davis Radiology, P.C., Leah Steffensmeier, the Women's Center, and Fort Madison Physicians and Surgeons

Amended July 31, 2017 Spencer James Ludman vs. Davenport Assumption High School

May 25, 2017

State of Iowa vs. Taevon Davonte Washington

Amended August 7, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Deantay Darelle Williams

State of Iowa vs. Cordarrel Dontya Smith

Amended August 21, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Sayvon Andre Propps

Amended August 7, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Eddie Lamont Virgil

Amended August 16, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Bradley Steven Graham

Amended August 1, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Jesus Angel Ramirez

May 19, 2017

Amended August 22, 2017 Toby Thornton vs. American Interstate Insurance Company

Amended July 19, 2017 Joan Walton vs. Martin Gaffey

Amended August 1, 2017 Daniel Kline, Frank Sories, and Amaris Mccann vs. Southgate Property Management, LLC

Amended August 2, 2017 Simon Seeding & Sod, Inc. vs. Dubuque Human Rights Commission and Jermaine Stapleton

May 12, 2017

Amended July 13, 2017 Laurie Freeman, Sharon Mockmore, Beccy Boysel, Gary D. Boysel, Linda L. Goreham, Gary R. Goreham, Kelcey Brackett, and Bobbie Lynn Weatherman vs. Grain Processing Corporation

Amended July 25, 2017 In RE the Detention of Jeffrey Anderson, Jeffrey Anderson

May 5, 2017

Amended July 17, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Vernon Lee Huser

Amended July 18, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Betty Ann Nall

In the Matter of M.W., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired, M.W.

April 28, 2017

Amended July 18, 2017 In RE Steinberg Family Living Trust David L. Steinberg vs. Steven C. Steinberg

Amended August 10, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Theodore Fredrick Sporer

April 21, 2017

Amended July 10, 2017 Lyle H. Abbas, F. Dow Bates, Bradley J. Brown, Sidney E. Carter, Brad Chicoine, Russell J. Cox, Paul D. Eberline, Joseph N. Geelan, Richard W. Haas, Rex J. Jones, Keith L. Klemme, Elizabeth C. Kressin, Steven J. Kraus, Mark a. Kruse, Rodney D. Langel, Ronald O. Masters II, Kevin Miller, Steven A. Mueller, Mark A. Niles, Valorie J. Prahl, Jennifer A. Rasmussen, Rod R. Rebarcak, Randall P. Stange, Lan

Amended July 5, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Maurice D. Angel and Kemia B. McDowell

Amended July 17, 2017 Bradley A. Chicoine, Dr. Bradley A. Chicoine, D.C., P.C., Mark A. Niles, Niles Chiropractic, Inc., Rod R. Rebarcak, and Ben Winecoff, on Behalf of Themselves and Those Like Situated vs. Wellmark, Inc. D/

Amended July 7, 2017 in the Matter of the Estate of Joseph C. Gantner III, Deceased Rachel Gantner

April 14, 2017

Amended June 19, 2017 State of Iowa vs. James Alon Shorter

Amended June 26, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Yarvon Nathaniel Russell

Amended July 3, 2017 Estate of Mercedes Gottschalk by Coexecutors Richard Gottschalk and Rebecca Rassler vs. Pomeroy Development, Inc. D/B/A Pomeroy Care Center vs. State of Iowa, Third-Party Defendant-Appellee. On Review From

State of Iowa vs. James Robert Downey

April 7, 2017

Amended June 14, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Andre Letroy Antwan Harrington

Amended July 10, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law vs. Raymond William Sullins

Estate of Michael G. Cox II by Executors, Joleen Cox and Michael G. Cox Sr., and Joleen Cox, Individually and Michael G. Cox Sr., Individually. Appellants, vs. Dunakey & Klatt, P.C. N/K/A Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C.

Amended June 22, 2017 Dennis Willard vs. State of Iowa

March 31, 2017

Amended June 6, 2017 Brenda Papillon vs. Bryon Jones

March 24, 2017

Myria Holdings Inc. & Subs vs. Iowa Department of Revenue

March 10, 2017

Jeremy D. Yocum vs. State of Iowa

Amended May 23, 2017 Gary N. Porter and Lori Porter vs. Richard L. Harden and Janice Harden

Amended May 3, 2017 Tunis E. Den Hartog, Shirley Ann Schweertman, Leonard G. Lybbert, Mary Ellen Molinaro, William James Robert, and Mark D. Fisher vs. City of Waterloo, Iowa

Eugene J. Kopecky vs. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission

Amended May 22, 2017 Patrick Alan Ney vs. John Glenn Ney

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Richard Dillon Crotty

March 3, 2017

Amended May 9, 2017 Central Bank and Real Estate Owned, L.L.A., an Iowa Limited Liability Company vs. Timothy C. Hogan, as Trustee of the Liberty Bank Liquidating Trust; Liberty Bank, F.S.B.; Iowa State Bank; First State Bank; Farmers Savings Bank; Farmers Trust & Savings Bank; and First Community Bank

Amended May 15, 2017 Dutrac Community Credit Union and Kwik Trip, Inc. vs. Radiology Group Real Estate, L.C.; Shamrock Properties, L.C.; Duffy Family Limited Partnership; Bigger Better Betty Building, L.L.C.; and Quad City OMS, L.C.

Amended May 12, 2017 Johnson Propane, Heating & Cooling, Inc. vs. The Iowa Department of Transportation

February 24, 2017

Amended May 8, 2017 Upon the Petition of Judith Ann Chapman

Amended May 16, 2017 State of Iowa vs. James Norman Harris

Amended May 24, 2017 Gary Pettit vs. Iowa Department of Corrections

February 17, 2017

Amended May 5, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Daimonay Darice Richardson

State of Iowa vs. Shannon Elizabeth Lee Breeden

Amended April 27, 2017 Wellmark, Inc. D/B/A Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, an Iowa Corporation, and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc., an Iowa Corporation, Plaintiffs, vs. Iowa District Court for Polk County

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Tarek A. Khowassah

February 10, 2017

Amended April 19, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Jayel Antrone Coleman

Amended April 25, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Christopher D. Brown

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Paul Kevin Waterman

February 3, 2017

Amended June 26, 2017 Dutrac Community Credit Union vs. Douglas P. Hefel and Sheila K. Hefel

January 27, 2017

Amended April 11, 2017 Board of Water Works Trustees of the City of Des Moines, Iowa vs. Sac County Board of Supervisors, as Trustee of Drainage Districts 32, 42, 65, 79, 81, 83, 86, and Calhoun County Board of Supervisors and Sac County Board of Supervisors as Joint Trustees of Drainage Districts 2 and 51 and Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors and Sac County Board of Supervisors as Joint Trustees

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Bruce A. Willey

Amended April 7, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Pamela Ann Vandel

January 20, 2017

State of Iowa, Plaintiff, vs. Iowa District Court for Scott County

State of Iowa, Plaintiff, vs. Iowa District Court for Scott County

State of Iowa, Plaintiff, vs. Iowa District Court for Scott County

January 13, 2017

Amended March 27, 2017 Paula Segura and Ricardo Segura vs. State of Iowa

December 30, 2016

Amended March 21, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Patrick John Letscher

Amended March 17, 2017 JBS Swift & Company and American Zurich Insurance Company vs. Rosalva Ochoa

December 23, 2016

Amended March 13, 2017 Russell L. Newhall vs. Marcia Elaine Newhall Roll

Amended January 25, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Troy Richard Brooks

Amended February 24, 2017 Dinsdale Construction, LLC vs. Lumber Specialties, LTD.

Amended February 27, 2017 State of Iowa, Plaintiff, vs. Iowa District Court for Jones County

Amended March 7, 2017 Marcia E. Roll vs. Russell L. Newhall

December 16, 2016

Amended March 23, 2017 In the Interest of C.F.-H., Minor Child, C.H., Father

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Brian Michael Green

December 9, 2016

Amended February 21, 2017 Residential and Agricultural Advisory Committee, LLC, an Iowa Limited Liability Company; Matt Mescher; Allan R. Demmer; Catherine Demmer; Wayne Ameskamp; Sharon Ameskamp; Vernon Boge; Donald Boge; Mary Ann Rubly; John R. Rubly; Dolores Thier; Larry Thier; Gary Burkle; Cindy Burkle; Wayne Vorwald; Linda Vorwald; Jeff Pape; Gerald Wolf; and Joanne Wolf vs. Dyersvil

Amended February 16, 2017 State of Iowa vs. Robert Lionel Dubois

December 2, 2016

Amended February 10, 2017 Upon the Petition of Kent D. Langholz

November 18, 2016

Amended November 29, 2016 State of Iowa vs. Patrick Daniel White

Auto-Owners Insurance Company vs. Iowa Insurance Division

Amended January 31, 2017 Shannon Breeden and Laura Hochmuth vs. Iowa Department of Corrections

Shawn Allen James vs. State of Iowa

Blake James Jacobs vs. Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division

State of Iowa vs. Eric D. Coleman

November 10, 2016

Amended January 23, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. David A. Morse

Amended January 25, 2017 Danny Homan, Rich Taylor, Jerry Kearns, Mark Smith, Thomas Courtney, Janet Petersen, Bruce Hunter, Curt Hanson, Tony Bisignano, Herman Quirmbach, Dick Dearden, Art Staed, Ako Abdul-Samad, Jo Oldson, Ruth Ann Gaines, Sharon Steckman, Todd Taylor, Mary Gaskill, Kirsten Running-Marquardt, Timi Brown-Powers, Dave Jacoby, Pam Jochum, Matt Mccoy, Michael Gronstal, and Bruce Bearinger, Appe

Amended January 27, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Kristy Boyer Arzberger

Amended January 30, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Karen A. Taylor

Amended January 24, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Laurie Jean Pederson

October 28, 2016

Amended January 9, 2017 Iowa Arboretum, Inc. vs. Iowa 4-H Foundation

Amended February 28, 2017 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Attorney Doe No. 819

October 21, 2016

Amended December 30, 2016 State Public Defender, Plaintiff, vs. Iowa District Court

Amended December 30, 2016 Mary E. Roth and Michael A. Roth, Individually and as Coexecutors of the Estate of Cletus Roth, Anna M. Roth, Individually, and Bradley E. Roth, Individually, Plaintiffs, vs. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society D/B/A Good Samaritan Society - George

October 14, 2016

Amended December 23, 2016 Virgil Johnson and Virgil Johnson Trucking vs. Associated Milk Producers, Inc.

September 23, 2016

State of Iowa vs. Romeo Casino Hardin

State of Iowa vs. Termaine Deshawn Toles

Amended November 23, 2016 Dennis L. Smith vs. Iowa State University of Science and Technology, State of Iowa

September 16, 2016

Amended November 29, 2016 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Kathryn S. Barnhill

September 9, 2016

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Kenneth J. Weiland Jr.

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board v. Smith

September 2, 2016

Amended November 8, 2016 Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Michael Gerard Reilly

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Deborah Lynn Johnson

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board vs. Sheree L. Smith

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