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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...

Denison Mun. Utils. v. Iowa Workers’ Comp. Comm’r
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 131808

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevin Fink filed a petition requesting alternate medical treatment for knee injuries allegedly sustained during the course of his employment with Denison Municipal Utilities (DMU). The workers’ compensation commissioner...

State v. Lovell
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 131895

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to two counts of incest and was sentenced to two consecutive terms of incarceration not to exceed five years. The Supreme Court remanded the case for resentencing on the grounds that the district co...

State v. Thompson
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1764

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance pursuant to a plea agreement. The district court deviated from the recommended sentence in the plea agreement. However, the court did not give its reason f...

Luana Savings Bank v. Pro-Build Holdings, Inc.
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 130060

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bank acquired an apartment complex by deed in lieu of foreclosure the bank discovered substantial black mold in the units. The bank sued the builder, alleging, inter alia, that the builder breached the implied wa...

Rosauer Corp. v. Sapp Dev., LLC
Date: December 12, 2014
Docket Number: 131285

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a contractor-developer, bought a residential lot from a realtor in order to build townhomes for sale. Plaintiff filed a complaint against the original developers whose contractor had performed purportedly subs...

State v. Dudley
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 120729

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree. The court of appeals reversed the conviction. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court (1) did not abuse...

State v. Brown
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 121633

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count of sexual abuse in the second degree. The court of appeals reversed, concluding that Defendant was entitled to a new trial on the ground that a certain expert witn...

State v. Jaquez
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: 122264

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of sexual abuse in the second degree. The court of appeals reversed the conviction, concluding that Defendant was entitled to a new trial on the ground that an expert witness v...

In re Interest of D.S.
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 130888

Justia Opinion Summary: Fifteen-year-old D.S. was accused of harassing a peer during an after-school confrontation. The State filed a petition alleging that D.S. had committed a delinquent act, specifically harassment in the third degree. After...

State v. Hellstern
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 131228

Justia Opinion Summary: After he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), Defendant sought legal advice regarding whether to submit to a chemical breath test during a teleconference with a lawyer. Defendant asked for...

In re Interest of A.M.
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 140806

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, a child-in-need-of-assistance (CINA) petition was filed alleging that three minor children were in need. The guardian ad litem subsequently subpoenaed Mother’s therapist to testify at the CINA adjudicatory heari...

State v. Walker
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 121065

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with first-degree kidnapping. The trial information included a proposed enhancement based on Defendant’s prior Ohio conviction of a sexually predatory offense. A jury ultimately found Defendant guil...

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