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Sioux Pharm, Inc. v. Summit Nutritionals Int’l, Inc.
Date: January 30, 2015
Docket Number: 131756

IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. CAMI N. ESLICK
Date: January 30, 2015
Docket Number: 141577

Jack v. Booth
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 130257

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, individually, and on behalf of her children, sued two physicians for medical malpractice. During the ensuing trial, one of the jurors fainted while she was sitting in her chair in the jury box. One of the defe...

State v. Love
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 130738

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving a violent domestic altercation, Defendant was charged with kidnapping in the first degree, attempted murder, and willful injury causing bodily injury. The jury was instructed on each of the offense...

In re Marriage of Gust
Date: January 16, 2015
Docket Number: 130356

Justia Opinion Summary: In its order dissolving the marriage of Steven Gust and Linda Gust, the district court required Steven to pay traditional child support in the amount of $1400 and then in the amount of $2000 per month upon termination of...

Veatch v. City of Waverly
Date: January 9, 2015
Docket Number: 130417

Justia Opinion Summary: After Plaintiff visited her mother at a residential home staff members reported that Plaintiff may have mistreated her mother. The officer who investigated the allegations arrested Plaintiff and charged her with simple m...

State v. Morris
Date: January 9, 2015
Docket Number: 130702

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a prison inmate, was ordered to pay restitution as part of his sentence and was required to pay fifteen percent of his income to his institutional account as restitution. When Petitioner began working for a p...

State v. McIver
Date: January 9, 2015
Docket Number: 131106

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with operating while intoxicated, first offense. Defendant moved to suppress the evidence against her, arguing that the stop of her vehicle was made without probable cause or reasonable suspicion an...

State v. Stewart
Date: January 9, 2015
Docket Number: 131113

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and introduction of a controlled substance into a detention facility. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court entered an ill...

State v. Halverson
Date: January 2, 2015
Docket Number: 130446

State v. Ambrose
Date: January 2, 2015
Docket Number: 130450

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of murder in the first degree and other criminal offenses. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant failed to preserve for appeal his argument that an instruction give...

In re Interest of J.C.
Date: December 26, 2014
Docket Number: 140288

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was the established father of J.C., although he was not the child’s biological father. After the juvenile court adjudicated J.C. a child in need of assistance (CINA), the State filed a petition to terminate the...

Kay-Decker v. Iowa State Bd. of Tax Review
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 130925

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Cable One, Inc., which offers cable television and internet access, began offering Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to its residential customers in Sioux City. In 2008 and 2009, the Iowa Department of...

Northeast Cmty. Sch. Dist. v. Easton Valley Cmty. Sch. Dist.
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 131636

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved three small school districts, Northeast Community School District, East Central Community School District, and Preston Community School District. In 2010, the school boards of Northeast and East Centra...

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