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Iowa Supreme Court Schedules Special Evening Session in Des Moines

February 5, 2016

Des Moines, February 5, 2016— The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case The Estate of Paul Dedrick Gray, et al. v. Daniel J. Baldi, et al. during a special evening session in Des Moines Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue.

The evening session is open to the public and provides an opportunity for Iowa residents, who may not be able to attend the court's regular morning and afternoon sessions, to watch the court conduct oral arguments.

The Estate of Paul Dedrick Gray, et al. v. Daniel J. Baldi, et al.

Plaintiffs appeal from summary judgment dismissing their petition alleging medical malpractice due to defendant physician's excessive or conflicting prescribing of pain medications, resulting in the wrongful death of Paul Dedrick Gray. Plaintiffs, Gray's wife and minor child, contend the district court erred by finding their claims were barred by Iowa's two-year statute of limitations, and that the court erred in ruling that an unborn child could not recover for loss of parental consortium under the limitations of actions chapter of the Iowa Code. Gray died in May 2010 when his wife was pregnant with their child, born six months after his death.

Attorneys' briefs for the case and a guide to oral arguments are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Des_Moines_Evening_Session/.

Proceedings will be streamed live from the Iowa Judicial Branch website.

A public reception with the supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments on the second floor of the Judicial Branch Building. The reception is sponsored by the Polk County Bar Association.

For more information, visit the Iowa Supreme Court page on the Judicial Branch website.

Note to Editors: News media are invited to attend the oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, audio recording devices, and other electronic devices used during the oral arguments. Information on expanded media coverage is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website.

The Iowa Court Rules regarding cameras and other electronic devices in courtrooms are on the Iowa Legislature website (PDF).

For More Information:

Steve Davis, Court Communications Director, (515)725-8058 or steve.davis@iowacourts.gov.

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