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Recent Decisions From the Iowa Supreme Court

State v. Albright
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1286
State v. Petty
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0437
State v. Covel
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0678
State v. Myers  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2177

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court finding Defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of operating while intoxicated (OWI) in violation of Iowa Code 321J.2, holding that an initial laboratory t...

Ames 2304, LLC v. City of Ames, Zoning Board of Adjustment  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1149

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the district court annulling a writ of certiorari challenging the decision of the City of Ames’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)...

Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Auto-Owners Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court entering judgment against a commercial general liability (CGL) insurer on a homeowners’ insurer’s lawsuit seeking reimbursement for the amount it paid to sett...

State v. Smith  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0184

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of second-degree burglary and reversed the habitual offender judgment and Defendant’s sentence, holding that Defendant’s stipulation to being a habitual offender was not...

Good v. Iowa Department of Human Services  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1158

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court concluding that challenged portions of Iowa Administrative Code rule 441-78.1(4) violate the Iowa Civil Rights Act (ICRA) and determining that the Iowa Depart...

State v. West  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0784

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the district court on the question on whether the crimes of involuntary manslaughter by a public offense and delivery of a controlled substance merge, holding that the district co...

Dianna Helmers v. City of Des Moines
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0794
State of Iowa v. Rodney L. Hanneman
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1147
Mumm v. Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1934

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the ruling of the district court denying Plaintiff’s motion for a new trial after the jury returned a unanimous verdict finding that Defendant was...

In the Interest of L.T.  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1375

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the final order of the juvenile court terminating Mother’s parental rights to her three children, entered twenty months after the evidentiary hearing on the issue, holding that the juvenile cou...

Morris v. Steffes Group, Inc.  
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1466

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court dismissing Plaintiff’s two-count petition, holding that the district court erred in holding that a seller of auction services of certain machinery is entitled...

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