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Case No. 20-0484

Jesse Vroegh
Iowa Department of Corrections, et al., and Wellmark, Inc.

The Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa Department of Administrative Services, and Patti Wachtendorf appeal from a jury verdict entered in favor of plaintiff Jesse Vroegh on his claims of sex and gender identify discrimination in employment under the Iowa Civil Rights Act. Plaintiff Vroegh cross-appeals from the summary judgment ruling dismissing his discrimination claims against Wellmark, Inc., the third-party administrator of the State’s employer-provided healthcare benefits plan.



Jesse Vroegh


Iowa Department of Corrections, et al., and Wellmark, Inc.

Attorneys for the Appellee

Rita Bettis Austen
Shefali Aurora
John A. Knight
Melissa C. Hasso

Attorneys for the Appellant

William A. Hill

Debra Hulettt
Leslie C. Behaunek

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 15, 2021 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2022
Date Amended:
Jul 27, 2022

Other Information

Date Retained:
May 26, 2021
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