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Recent Decisions From the Iowa Supreme Court

State v. Davis
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0637
Evenson v. Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1419
State v. Gordon  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0395

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the court of appeals reversing Defendant’s sentence and affirmed the judgment of the district court, holding that Defendant failed to preserve error on his due process claim and...

State v. Guise  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0589

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the court of appeals finding that there is no legislative authority supporting the use of the Iowa Risk Revised risk assessment tool (IRR) at sentencing and affirmed the decision...

State v. Buesing  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1750

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court sentencing Defendant to prison for a maximum of ten years for theft in the first degree, to be served consecutively with five years for theft in the second de...

Lowe's Home Centers, LLC v. Iowa Department of Revenue  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0097

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court upheld the Iowa Department of Revenue’s sales tax assessment on labor installing building components sold by Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, except as to those transactions in which the predominant service or...

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board v. Melissa Nine
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1582
State v. Shears  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1665

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court ordering Defendant to pay restitution to the City of Davenport for damage to patrol vehicles after Defendant pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and eluding a...

Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the position of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) determining that transfers made by Petitioners, nursing home residents, to a pooled spe...

In re M.D.  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0947

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the juvenile court permitting Mother to participate from prison by telephone in a hearing to terminate parental rights, but only to give testimony, holding that an incarcerated...

Goode v. State  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0318

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Appellant’s application for postconviction relief (PCR), holding that Appellant’s requested remand for a new hearing was not available and that Appell...

State v. Roache  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0931

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed a $1900 fine-based restitution award ordered by the district court after Defendant pleaded guilty to theft of a student backpack as punitive and unsupported by substantial evidence, holding tha...

Bluml v. Dee Jay's Inc.  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0317

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the workers’ compensation commissioner declining to award benefits to a fast-food employee who suffered serious head injuries when h...

State v. Harris  
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0118

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals denying Defendant’s ineffective assistance of counsel claim on appeal, holding that the court erred in finding that Defendant waived his ineffective...

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