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Jason Powell v. Larry Noble

Powell is a Christian who contends that his beliefs compel him to publicly share his faith with others. To achieve this goal, Powell seeks out public places where he can find significant numbers of people near his home in Des Moines, Iowa, and shares his faith by wearing clothing bearing Christian messages, holding signs, engaging in open-air speech, and having conversations with individuals will... More...   $0 (08-15-2015 - IA)

Adair Holdings, LLC v. Rogert P. Escher, Mary J. Escher and Persons in Possession

Roger and Mary Escher appeal from the district court’s ruling in an action to quiet title, initiated by Adair Holdings, L.L.C. The Eschers maintain the affidavit of service was defective and invalidated the tax deed. They also maintain the district court abused its discretion by allowing the plaintiff to amend the pleadings at the commencement of trial. Finally, they contend they are entitled to... More...   $0 (02-11-2015 - IA)

Real Estate Title Closing and Title Services, Inc. d/b/a Patriot Title and Escrow

Real Estate Title Closing and Title Services, also known as Patriot Title and Escrow (Patriot), appeals the district court’s grant of the motion to dismiss filed by Trio Solutions, LLC (Trio). Patriot asserts the court erred in finding claim preclusion prohibited Patriot from bringing its current claim of replevin, arguing that the replevin action could not have been brought in the first breach ... More...   $0 (02-11-2015 - IA)

Kristine Sink v. State of Iowa, et al.

Des Moines, IA - Kristine Sink sued the Iowa Department of Corrections on a civil rights violation theory claiming that she was sexually harassed after inmates were repeatedly allowed to watch sexually graphic and violent movies. She also claimed that she was retaliated against and discriminated against by Corrections officials after she complained.

Plaintiff claimed that she suffered em... More...
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State of Iowa v. Dean Martin Leow

The defendant, Dean Loew, appeals his conviction for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (second offense) in violation of Iowa Code section 124.401(5) (2011). He argues trial counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment, allowing him to involuntarily plead guilty, and failing to cross-examine the four corners of the application for the search warrant and... More...   $0 (06-12-2013 - IA)

Honda Hall v. Jennie Edmundson

The plaintiffs in this case sued a surgeon alleging negligent performance of a pancreaticoduodenectomy and sued a hospital contending it negligently granted credentials to the surgeon. In this appeal from a bench trial, the plaintiffs contend the district court applied the wrong standard of care in adjudicating their claim of negligent credentialing against the hospital. Because we conclude the di... More...   $0 (04-13-2012 - IA)

Walter Carter v. Estate of Leon J. Heimer

Walter H. Carter and Debra K. Carter appeal the October 26, 2011 judgment of the bankruptcy court denying in part 1 their motion under 11 U.S.C. § 522(f)(1) to avoid certain liens held by the Estate of Leon Jerome Heimer. We affirm. 1The Honorable Thad J. Collins, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa.


The relevant facts are few and... More...
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Hugo Negrele-Pule v. James Harmeyer, Inc. d/b/a Tyler Homes

Plaintiffs were employed as laborers by James Harmeyer, Inc. d/b/a Tyler Homes (Tyler Homes). After their employment was terminated on May 19, 2008, plaintiffs filed suit seeking damages and alleging Tyler Homes fired them on the basis of race or in retaliation for having made previous complaints to James Harmeyer about the racially derogatory treatment they received from their supervisor. Tyler H... More...   $0 (12-07-2011 - IA)

In Re The Marriage of Douglas J. Barger and Carol K. Jochims-Barger

Douglas Barger appeals from the district court’s order modifying his child support obligation and denying his request to modify the child custody provisions of his and Carol Jochim-Barger’s dissolution decree. As we agree with the district court that Douglas failed to show a substantial change of circumstances regarding custody, we affirm joint physical care. However, we disagree that there wa... More...   $0 (03-07-2011 - IA)

Estate of Rommy Ray Lyon and Ronda Lyon v. Rodney H. Heemstra

This appeal presents the question of whether, during a refereeship, a senior judgment lienholder may redeem property from a junior judgment creditor who purchased the debtor‟s property at an execution sale. To answer this question we must wade into the murky waters of our state‟s statutory redemption provisions, which our supreme court long ago described as “philological monstrosities, illus... More...   $0 (12-22-2010 - IA)

Katherine Varnum, et al. v. Timothy J. Brien, In His Official Capacities as the Polk County Recorder and Polk County Registrar

In this case, we must decide if our state statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the Iowa Constitution, as the district court ruled. On our review, we hold the Iowa marriage statute violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. Therefore, we affirm the decision of the district court.

I. Background Facts and Proceedings.

This... More...
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Cedar Rapids Television Co. v. MCC IA LLC

Cedar Rapids Television Company d/b/a KCRG-TV9 (KCRG) filed a complaint against MCC Iowa LLC and MCC Illinois LLC (collectively "Mediacom"), seeking a declaratory judgment that its September 29, 2005 letter to Mediacom constitutes a sufficient notice of termination under the parties' Retransmission Consent Agreement. At the conclusion of a bench trial, the district court1 granted declaratory judgm... More...   $0 (04-07-2009 - IA)

Kenneth W. Turner v. Iowa State Bank & Trust Company of Fairfield, Iowa and Earl Wallace Dick

In this appeal we must decide whether the district court erred when it sustained a motion to dismiss. Our court of appeals reversed the district court's ruling, and on further review we agree the district court improperly sustained the motion to dismiss. Accordingly, we affirm the decision of the court of appeals, reverse the judgment of the district court, and remand the case for furthe... More...   $0 (12-18-2007 - IA)

Rambo Associates v. South Tama County

Rambo Associates, Inc., brought an action for breach of contract and unjust enrichment against the South Tama County Community School District. Following a bench trial, the district court entered a $2,500 judgment in favor of Rambo on the breach of contract action and entered judgment for South Tama on the unjust enrichment claim. Rambo Assocs., Inc. v. South Tama County Cmty. Sch. Dist., 4... More...   $0 (06-01-2007 - IA)

Mike Andrews v. City of West Branch

Appellants Mike and Jana Andrews filed this action against the City of West Branch and former Police Chief Dan Knight in district court seeking damages and other relief under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that Knight wrongfully seized and deprived them of their property; specifically, their dog, Riker. They also filed a state court action seeking relief based on Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment... More...   $0 (07-28-2006 - IA)

Henningsen v. Eastern Iowa Propane, Ltd. v. Honeywell

Alice and Leroy Henningsen sued their propane supplier, Eastern Iowa Propane, Ltd. (EIP), for damages to their home when their propane furnace exploded. EIP in turn sued Honeywell, Inc., the manufacturer of a gas valve in the furnace, for contribution or indemnity. Honeywell moved for summary judgment, based on Iowa Code section 614.1(11) (1999) (statute of repose for improvements to real property... More...   $0 (10-14-2002 - IA)

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