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Case No. 22-0239

Jim Nahas
Polk County, Iowa

Jim Nahas, a former Polk County Human Resources Director, filed suit against Polk County and various county officials challenging his termination and the release of a public record documenting the reasons for his termination pursuant to a public records request. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss for plaintiff’s failure to plead and set forth claims that were “clearly established” at the time of the alleged violation pursuant to Iowa Code section 670.4A(3), and failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted pursuant to Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.421. The district court denied the motion to dismiss. The defendants were granted an interlocutory appeal of the district court’s ruling.



Jim Nahas


Polk County, Iowa

Attorneys for the Appellee

Nicholas Mauro
Michael Carroll

Attorneys for the Appellant

John P. Sarcone
Meghan L. Gavin

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Dec 15, 2022 9:30 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 09, 2023

Other Information

Date Retained:
Oct 24, 2022
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