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State of Iowa v. Owen F. Benson
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0650
Richard Eugene Noll v. Iowa District Court for Muscatine County
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0783
State of Iowa v. Jeremy M. Werner
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1232
Rickie Rilea and Timothy Riley v. Iowa Department of Transportation
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1803
State v. Smith  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0317

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of operating while intoxicated (OWI), holding that the stop of the van in which Defendant was a passenger violated Iowa Const. art. I, secti...

Banilla Games, Inc. v. Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1300

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals denying the petition filed by a manufacturer and seller of electronic game devices (P...

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board v. Mathahs  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0535

Justia Opinion Summary: Mathahs has practiced law in Iowa since 2001. In October 2001, he contracted with the Iowa State Public Defender (SPD) to provide legal services to indigent adults and juveniles in certain Iowa counties. The contract was...

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board v. Royce D. Turner
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0352
Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board v. Todd W. Kowalke
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0906
City of Cedar Rapids v. Leaf  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0435

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court and the decision of the court of appeals concluding that Appellant violated the ordinance established by City of Cedar Rapids regarding the operation of an au...

Charles Nicholes v. State of Iowa
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0860
Behm v. City of Cedar Rapids  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants on Plaintiffs’ class-action petition claiming that an automated traffic enforcem...

Weizberg v. City of Des Moines  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1489

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case challenging an automated traffic enforcement (ATE) program implemented by the City of Des Moines and its private contractor, Gatso USA, Inc., the Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the distr...

Charles Nicholes v. State of Iowa
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0860
Erpelding v. Erpelding  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1419

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a premarital agreement provision waiving an award of attorney fees related to issues of child or spousal support is categorically prohibited by Iowa Code 596.5(2), and Iowa Code 596.5(1)(g) pr...

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