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In re Petition of Kent Langholz  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 150547

Justia Opinion Summary: Father filed a petition seeking a permanent injunction precluding communication and contact between his minor children and their former softball coach. The district court granted a permanent injunction against the former...

State v. White  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 142104

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with operating while intoxicated, third offense. Defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence obtained after a police officer pulled his patrol car into Defendant’s driveway with its emergency ligh...

Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Iowa Insurance Division  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 150714

Justia Opinion Summary: Insured filed a complaint challenging Insurer’s termination of workers’ compensation issuance. The insurance commissioner declined to consider the merits of the complaint on the ground that the complaint raised factual i...

Breeden v. Iowa Department of Corrections  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 151459

Justia Opinion Summary: Shannon Breeden and Laura Hochmuth, both juveniles when their crimes were committed, were convicted of forcible felonies listed in Iowa Code 902.12. Both offenders were subject to the mandatory minimum requirement to ser...

James v. State  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 151827

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of attempted murder and terrorism with intent. Appellant was a juvenile when he committed the offenses. Appellant was sentenced to an indeterminate term of incarceration. A mandatory minimum sente...

Jacobs v. Iowa Department of Transportation  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 160133

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner received a one-year driver’s license revocation and suspension for failure to submit to chemical testing. The Department of Transportation (DOT) affirmed the ALJ’s decision. Petitioner sought judicial review o...

State v. Coleman  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 160540

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee pled guilty to a crime listed in Iowa Code 902.12, which requires offenders to serve a mandatory minimum term of their sentence before being eligible for parole or work release. Appellee, who was a juvenile when...

IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. DAVID A. MORSE
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 151502
Homan v. Branstad  
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 152099

Justia Opinion Summary: This petition for injunctive relief and writ of mandamus challenged the Governor’s item veto of appropriations intended to fund the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda Mental Health Institutes. The AFSCME Iowa Council 61 preside...

IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. KAREN A. TAYLOR
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 160130
Iowa Arboretum, Inc. v. Iowa 4-H Foundation  
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 150740

Justia Opinion Summary: Iowa Arboretum, Inc. and Iowa 4-H Foundation entered into a ninety-nine-year lease agreement for a tract of land owned by the Foundation. The majority of the land is used by the Arboretum as an arboretum. The Foundation...

State Public Defender v. Iowa District Court  
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 150848

Justia Opinion Summary: The Iowa District Court for Story County issued an order appointing the local public defender of Nevada, Iowa to represent a juvenile, who had been detained. The public defender filed a motion to withdraw, citing conflic...

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