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Smith v. Iowa State Univ. of Science & Tech.
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 150852
STATE OF IOWA vs. ROMEO CASINO HARDIN
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 140798
State v. Toles  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 150321

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor. Defendant appealed, arguing that the sentencing judge should have sua sponte recused himself from the case based on his prior familiarity with Defenda...

IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. KATHRYN S. BARNHILL
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 160731
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. SHEREE L. SMITH
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 160111
State v. Marshall  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 130739

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder. The court of appeals reversed, concluding (1) the State violated Appellant’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel by acquiring incriminating evidence throug...

Griffin v. Pate  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: 151661

Justia Opinion Summary: Kelli Jo Griffin was convicted for the crime of delivery of a controlled substance. Griffin later registered to vote and cast a provision ballot in a municipal election. The county auditor concluded that Griffin was not...

Winger v. CM Holdings, LLC  
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 140199

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs’ daughter fatally fell over the railing of an apartment balcony. The railing complied with the local housing code when the apartment complex was built but was ten inches shorter than allowed under the current...

State v. Lindsey  
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 140773

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a high school football player, was charged with possession of a firearm as a felon, carrying a weapon on school grounds, carrying a weapon, and possession of a controlled substance after the school superintend...

Spitz v. Iowa Dist. Court for Mitchell County  
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 141808

Justia Opinion Summary: Erika Spitz and Bradley Gentz, the parents of three minor children, were divorced in 2011. Erika and Bradley were later found in contempt for willfully violating provisions of the dissolution decree. Both Erika and Bradl...

State v. Senn  
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 150624

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was detained at the police station for suspicion of drunk driving but was not yet formally charged when he made a phone call with a lawyer to get advice regarding the implied-consent procedure and his decision...

Estate of McFarlin v. State  
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 141180

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s ten-year-old child died when Plaintiff’s boyfriend drove the speedboat in which the child was riding between two danger buoys and struck a submerged dredge pipe. Plaintiff settled claims against her boyfriend...

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