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Iowa Consent Law

In January 2007, Jesse Brown was charged with first-degree kidnapping
and second-degree sexual abuse after he forced his estranged wife Michelle1
and others into Michelle’s vehicle and ordered her, at knife point, to drive around.
They eventually ended up at a motel, where Jesse had sexual intercourse with
Michelle. Trial in the matter was held in July 2007, and Jesse was ult... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IA)


According to the minutes of evidence, on November 3, 2013, at about
4:00 a.m., Merona Jefferson (Merona) and Yolanda Hernandez got into a
physical altercation at a birthday party at the home of Barbara Lincoln in Tama
County. Merona contacted her friends, Youngbear, Maggi Walker-Morgan, and
Brandy Johnson. Gage Tyon stated the women asked him for the location of
Hernande... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IA)


On the evening of July 1, 2013, A.M. went to a bar at the corner of East
Locust Street and Iowa Street in Davenport to meet a friend. She had five
alcoholic drinks at the bar and later left with Christopher McCray, whom she did
not previously know, just before closing time to go to his home and smoke
marijuana. Later, A.M. realized she had left her phone, keys, and cigarettes... More...
   $0 (02-06-2016 - IA)

United States of America v. City of Waterloo

Cedar Rapids, IA - Court Approves Consent Decree in Clean Water Act Case Filed Against City of Waterloo

The city of Waterloo was sued on October 26, 2015 by the United States and the State of Iowa on multiple counts alleging violations of the Clean Water Act and Iowa law. The violations involved the illegal discharge of untreated sewage, permit violations, and violations relating to the ... More...
   $0 (01-26-2016 - IA)


Dawn and Walter Norem1 were married and lived in rural Harris, Iowa.
Their two adult daughters both had residences about fourteen miles away in
Milford. Dawn worked in Milford as a dietary manager at a nursing center.
back injury prevented Norem from working. He also suffered from anxiety. In
early November 2012, Norem had been feeling increasingly anxious and was not
... More...
   $0 (01-13-2016 - IA)


On June 10, 2012, Williams was seventeen years old.
On that day, at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Waterloo Police Department
received a call reporting a sexual assault. When officers responded, they met
with L.M., a fifteen-year-old girl. L.M. advised officers that she and her friend,
J.K., had voluntarily entered a home and began drinking with the occupants but
she beli... More...
   $0 (01-13-2016 - IA)

United States v. Donald Boman

On November 2, 2013, Cedar Rapids Police Officers responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting. Once the officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, Officer Zach Jeffries spoke with Brown, who was walking across the street and “thought he had been shot.” After conducting a pat-down of Brown, Officer Jeffries determined Brown had not been shot nor did Brown have any weapons. Next, Officer Je... More...   $0 (01-07-2016 - IA)


On the evening of November 15, 2007, Lori Parr test drove a used SUV with Kevin Bryant, a salesperson at a Pat McGrath auto dealership in Cedar Rapids. Bryant directed Parr to drive down Edgewood Road so she could experience city driving in the SUV. Parr made an illegal left turn, and the SUV was struck on the passenger side by a car driven by Robert Rimrodt. Bryant hit his head and briefly los... More...   $0 (12-14-2015 - IA)


Petitioners Dale Goettsch, Kathy Goettsch, Margaret Steffen and Defendants Thomas
Goettsch and Brian Goettsch are shareholders of Circle G Farms, Inc., a closely-held Iowa farm
corporation. Defendants Tom Goettsch and Brian Goettsch, at all relevant times, have been
directors and officers of Circle G Farms, Inc. Paul Goettsch is no longer a shareholder but was
previously a dir... More...
   $0 (11-29-2015 - IA)


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was called to investigate a fish kill that occurred in the Winnebago River on or around August 28, 2008. The agency found the following facts. Scott Grummer, a biologist for the DNR, led the investigation into the fish kill. During the investigation, Grummer interviewed Monroe Branstad about the possibility that the fish kill was caused by pollution... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - IA)


In 2003, Westlake Investments, LLC, entered negotiations to purchase
Westlake Apartments, a 300-unit apartment complex in West Des Moines, while
the complex was under construction.1 The developers (collectively, MLP
Management, LLC) guaranteed the construction would be “first class and of
workmanlike quality.” MLP purchased a primary commercial general liability
(CGL) po... More...
   $0 (10-28-2015 - IA)


In this appeal, we must decide which statute of limitations governs a charge of kidnapping to commit sexual abuse of a minor under Iowa Code section 710.2 (2007), a class “A” felony with a mandatory sentence of life in prison. In 2014, a teenage girl reported the defendant had locked her in his bedroom and molested her eight years earlier when she was six years old. He was arrested the day after... More...   $0 (10-26-2015 - IA)


On June 21, 2011, Dubuque police received a report of a woman armed with a knife and threatening suicide. Officer Jason Pace was dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, Officer Pace was informed that the subject of the report was Koreen Erickson. He was also advised that other residents on the street had disarmed Erickson and she had left the area on foot. Officer Pace was able to locate Erick... More...   $0 (10-23-2015 - IA)


In the early morning hours of November 26, 2012, residents of a Des Moines neighborhood called 911 and reported an injured person lying in the street near the intersection of East 17th Street and Walnut Street. Police responded to the call and encountered Eric Naylor, who was covered in blood and had multiple stab wounds. Naylor received some emergency medical assistance, but his injuries were f... More...   $0 (10-23-2015 - IA)

Todd T. Bohlen v. Jennifer T. Heller

Todd Bohlen appeals the district court’s ruling on his petition to recover
child support overpayments he made to Jennifer Heller after his parental rights
were terminated. Todd Bohlen and Jennifer Heller divorced in 1997. Bohlen was ordered to
pay Heller child support of $312 per month. Bohlen left the state and lost contact
with his child. He also fell behind in his child s... More...
   $0 (10-18-2015 - IA)

United States of America v. Select Herbs, LLC, Gordon L. Freeman and Louis A. Dotterweich

Cedar Rapids, IA - Permanent Injunction Against Iowa Dietary Supplement Company to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Dietary Supplements

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa today entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Iowa Select Herbs LLC, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, its president and CEO, Gordon L. Freeman, and a partial owner, Lois A. Dotterweich, to p... More...
   $0 (08-17-2015 - IA)


Monte Thompson was employed by Aventure Staffing and Professional
Services, LLC. Aventure is a labor broker that, among other things, assigns its
employees to perform work on a temporary basis for its customers. Thompson
was one such employee. On July 29, 2010, Thompson was seriously injured on
his first day of work at A & I Products, the corporate predecessor of ATI Product... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - IA)

Michigan Millers Mutual Ins. v. Asoyia, Inc.

In 2006, Asoyia, LLC (now Asoyia, Inc.), an Iowa producer of soybean oil,
purchased a general commercial agribusiness insurance policy and a commercial
umbrella liability policy from Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
(Michigan Millers). The policies covered general liability on an occurrence basis.
After a fire on June 18, 2007, destroyed the Sunnyside Country Club (Sunnysi... More...
   $0 (07-16-2015 - IA)

Ronald Weaver v. United States

A jury convicted Ronald Weaver of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute
and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base in violation of 21 U.S.C.
§§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) and 846. After we denied Weaver relief on direct appeal, see
United States v. Weaver, 554 F.3d 718, 719 (8th Cir. 2009), Weaver moved to vacate
his sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2255(a). Concluding Weaver’s s... More...
   $0 (07-16-2015 - IA)

Michael Joseph Sellers v. Deere & Company, also known as John Deere Company; Clyde D'Cruz

Michael Sellers, an employee at Deere & Company (Deere) for over thirty
years, sued Deere and his supervisor, Clyde D’Cruz (collectively, defendants),
alleging (1) age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
(ADEA), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq., and the Iowa Civil Rights Act (ICRA), Iowa Code
§ 216; (2) disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilitie... More...
   $0 (07-02-2015 - IA)

Avnet, Inc. v. David Wild

David Wild appeals the district court's determination that a personal guaranty 1
he executed as security for a loan could be enforced by the original creditor's assignee
under Iowa law. We affirm.
David Wild isthe sole member of a limited liability company called Braveheart
Equity Holdings, LLC (Braveheart). Braveheart, in turn, is one of two members of
another limited li... More...
   $0 (07-02-2015 - IA)

State of Iowa v. Clifford Lynn McNeal

In October 2011, police began to suspect Clifford McNeal received
stolen property from a burglary that occurred in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Thereafter, they received an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen
informing them that McNeal had moved a trailer from Ottumwa to a rural
area in Wapello County, Iowa. After police confirmed the location of the
trailer and that it belonged to a comp... More...
   $0 (06-19-2015 - IA)

Sioux Pharm, Inc. and Sioux Biochemical, Inc. v. Eagle Laboratories, Inc.

In this case involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets,
we have before us an interlocutory appeal on a discovery issue. In
particular, the plaintiffs ask us to review a district court order requiring
the redesignation of the plaintiffs’ standard operating procedures (SOPs)
from “attorneys’ eyes only” to “confidential.” The underlying protective
order al... More...
   $0 (06-26-2015 - IA)

Danny Homan v. Terry Branstad

During the 2013 legislative session, the Iowa General Assembly appropriated funds for the operation of the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) in Toledo for the 2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014). Approximately five months into that fiscal year, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) decided to close the home and find alternative, judicially approved placements for the twenty-one girls who... More...   $0 (05-29-2015 - IA)

Mary Virginia McMahon v. David Rousselow, Pamela S. Rousselow a/k/a Pamela S. Rousselow, et al.

Mary McMahon appeals the denial of her petition to establish a boundary
by acquiescence between adjoining properties. Adjoining property owners,
David and Pamela Rousselow contend the trial court was correct in denying
McMahon’s petition and in granting their counterclaim to quiet title in the disputed
“[T]he party seeking to establish a boundary line other than the b... More...
   $0 (02-11-2015 - IA)

In re the Marriage of Terry L. Carlson and William J. Carlson

A former husband appeals from the entry of a military pension division order, contending the order violates federal law prohibiting the division of disability benefits. See 10 U.S.C. § 1408(a)(4)(C) (defining “disposable retired pay,” which is subject to division, and specifically excluding disability pay). For the reasons that follow, we modify the military pension division order.
I. Bac... More...
   $0 (02-11-2015 - IA)

United States of America v. Nichols Media

Cedar Rapids, IA - In a stipulated judgment entered by the district court, the Billion Auto Group, which has facilities in Sioux City, Iowa City, and Clive, and an advertising company, Nichols Media, have agreed to a $360,000 judgment to resolve claims that they violated a Federal Trade Commission consent order prohibiting deceptive advertising when marketing the cost of buying or leasing a car. <... More...   $360000 (12-16-2014 - IA)

United States of America v. Richard Allen Shaffer

Sioux City, IA - An Omaha man was sentenced to life imprisonment when, in a case of first impression, his conviction for unpremeditated murder in an Army court-martial was determined to qualify as a triggering offense for application of 18 U.S.C. § 3559(c)—the federal three strikes law.

Richard Allen Shaffer, age 54, from Omaha, Nebraska, received the prison term on September 5, 2014, ... More...
   $0 (10-08-2014 - IA)

Christine Wagner v. State of Iowa

Christine Wagner, individually and as the executor of Janice Brissey’s estate, appeals from the district court’s denial of her motion for new trial and judgment notwithstanding the verdict. She asserts the verdict is inconsistent with the facts of the case because the driver of the vehicle that struck Brissey’s car was—at least to some degree—negligent. Because we conclude that, given th... More...   $0 (10-15-2014 - IA)

Richard Welsh v. Carolyn W. Colvin

Richard Welsh applied for Social Security disability and supplemental security
income benefits. Following an administrative hearing, the ALJ denied the application,
concluding that Welsh’s severe impairments precluded return to his past relevant
*The Honorable Catherine D. Perry, Chief Judge, United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Missouri, sitting by designatio... More...
   $0 (09-02-2014 - IA)

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF KATHERINE J. McGUIRE-LITTLE AND KEITH R. LITTLE Upon the Petition of KATHERINE J. McGUIRE-LITTLE, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning KEITH R. LITTLE, Respondent-Appellant.

Keith Little appeals the economic provisions of the dissolution decree. Specifically, he appeals the district court’s award to him of $19,425.59 out of the proceeds from the sale of the marital home. He contends it was inequitable for the court to not return the parties to their pre-marital state of equity and divide the excess proceeds from the sale of the marital home. Because we find the dist... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KENDALL LEE WARE, Defendant-Appellant.

Kendall Lee Ware appeals his conviction for homicide by vehicle by operating while intoxicated, in violation of Iowa Code sections 321J.2 and 707.6A(1) (2011). Ware claims the district court erred in refusing to instruct on homicide by vehicle by reckless driving as a lesser included offense. See Iowa Code §§ 321.277, 707.6A(2)(a). We find homicide by vehicle by reckless driving is not a lesser ... More...   $0 (08-14-2014 - IA)

In the interest of T.E.

A mother appeals the juvenile court’s termination of her parental rights with respect to her daughter. We affirm.
I. Factual and Procedural Background
The mother and child came to the attention of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) in January, 2013. DHS found the mother to have denied critical care and to have failed to provide proper supervision for the child due to the motherâ... More...
   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

In the interest of K.B.

A young father appeals the juvenile court order severing his parental rights to his one-year-old son. He contends the State did not prove a statutory ground for termination and argues maintaining his rights would be in the child’s best interests. But primarily, the father seeks an additional six months to work toward reunification—pointing to an exhibit detailing his candid revelations concern... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

In the Interest of A.M.M.

A mother appeals from the order terminating her parental rights. She contends the evidence failed to prove she abandoned the child or that termination is in the best interest of the child. We conclude the district court properly terminated the mother’s parental rights on the ground of abandonment under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) (2011). We conclude termination of the mother’s parental righ... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

Martha Duban v. Waverly Sales Co.

Thomas and Martha Duban brought a negligence action against Waverly Sales
Company (Waverly) arising out of injuries Martha sustained when she was stepped
on by a horse at a Waverly draft horse auction. The district court1 denied Waverly’s
1The Honorable Jon Stuart Scoles, United States Magistrate Judge for the
Northern District of Iowa, to whom the case was referred for final dis... More...
   $237535 (07-28-2014 - IA)

Teresa Wagner v. Carolyn Jones

Teresa Wagner appeals from the district court's denial of her motion for new
trial, arguing that significant errors in the verdict formulation process entitle her to
a new trial. Under the standard we apply today, we conclude that the district court
abused its discretion in denying Wagner's motion. Accordingly, we reverse and
remand for a new trial.
This case ... More...
   $0 (07-15-2014 - IA)

Teresa Karen Bearinger v. Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division

This appeal requires us to decide whether the prescription-drug defense to the criminal charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, see Iowa Code § 321J.2(11) (2011), applies in administrative license revocation proceedings under Iowa Code sections 321J.12 through .13. Teresa K. Bearinger drove her car off the road and destroyed a brick mailbox. At the request of the investigat... More...   $0 (03-14-2014 - IA)

Larry Dean White v. State of Iowa

In 2002, Larry Dean White was convicted of first-degree kidnapping, in violation of Iowa Code sections 710.1 and .2 (2001).1 White appeals the denial of his second application for postconviction relief, which he filed in January 2012. Because several claims in the application were time-barred, see Iowa Code § 822.3 (2011), and because we reject his claim that his sentence constitutes cruel and un... More...   $0 (02-05-2014 - IA)

Roberto Ledesma v. Daniela Estrada Gutierrez and Juan Antonio Cisneros

At issue in this case is the paternity of A.C., who is now four years old. A.C.’s biological father, Roberto Ledesma, challenges the district court’s denial of his petition to establish paternity, custody, visitation, and support, and to terminate the rights of A.C.’s legally established father, Juan Cisneros. Ledesma contends the district court misapplied Iowa Code sections 600B.41 and 600B... More...   $0 (02-05-2014 - IA)

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