Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Iowa Insurance DivisionAnnotate this Case
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 issues that could not be resolved by the agency. Insurer filed a petition for judicial review seeking a declaration that the insurance commissioner should have exercised jurisdiction over the dispute. The district court granted the commissioner’s motion to dismiss, concluding that Insurer lacked standing to litigate the issues. The Supreme Court dismissed Insurer’s appeal, holding that, under the circumstances presented and applying established caselaw, the appeal was moot.