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Case No. 16-1006

Morgan Honomichl, et al. and Iowa Association for Justice, Amicus Curiae
v.
Valley View Swine, LLC and JBS Live Pork, LLC and Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Amici Curiae.

Defendants, the operators of confined animal feeding operations, were granted interlocutory review of a district court ruling denying their motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ negligence and nuisance claims. Defendants contend the district court erred in finding the immunity from nuisance suits provided by Iowa Code section 657.11(2) was unconstitutional under the Inalienable Rights Clause of article I, section 1 of the Iowa Constitution as applied to the present case.

County:
Wapello
Trial Court Case No.:
LALA105144

Appellees

Morgan Honomichl, et al. and Iowa Association for Justice, Amicus Curiae

Appellants

Valley View Swine, LLC and JBS Live Pork, LLC and Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Amici Curiae.

Attorneys for Appellees

David E. Sykes
Steven P. Wandro
Kara M. Simons
Jennifer H. De Kock

Attorney for Amicus Curiae
Thomas W. Lipps

Attorneys for Appellants

William H. Roemerman
Gerald T. Sullivan
Jacob D. Bylund
Eldon L. McAfee
Scott L. Halbur
Shannon L. Sole
Ryan P. Howell

Attorney for Amici Curiae
Eldon L. McAfee

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