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State of the Judiciary Message — January 16 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judical Branch   
Friday, 11 January 2013 13:55

Des Moines, January 9, 2013— On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the House Chambers of the Iowa State Capitol, Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court will address a joint convention of the General Assembly on the State of the Judiciary.

Live video of the speech will be broadcast live on the Iowa Public Television .3 Channel (IPTV World) and streamed live on the Iowa Public Television website ( beginning at 10:00 a.m. The speech will be rebroadcast in HD at 6:30 p.m. on statewide IPTV's main channel.  A summary of the topics that the Chief Justice will address in the speech will be released Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

Members of the media may obtain advance copies of the speech January 16, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in the supreme court courtroom at the Capitol. The message will be posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at 10:45 a.m.

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Simon congratulates members of 98th General Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Annie Thompson   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:52

SPRINGFIELD – January 9, 2013. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon today attended the inauguration ceremony for members of the Illinois House of Representatives and issued the following statement congratulating all new members of the Illinois General Assembly sworn in today.

“I would like to welcome and congratulate the men and women who today became members of the Illinois legislature. There are a number of extremely important issues facing our state that will be addressed by the 98th General Assembly, and I applaud their dedication to serving the public and tackling these issues.

“I would also like to congratulate Senate President John Cullerton, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, House Speaker Michael Madigan and House Minority Leader Tom Cross, who were selected to continue leading their caucuses. I appreciate their bipartisan work on behalf of the people of Illinois.

“I look forward to working with the 98th General Assembly as we find solutions that will enable us to pay our bills and bring our fiscal house in order, while continuing to fund priorities like education, health care and social services. We must also work together to restore faith in government by passing ethics reform legislation.”


Opinions of the Iowa Court of Appeals PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judical Branch   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:38

Opinions of the Iowa Court of Appeals will be filed at 8:30 a.m. on the dates listed below:





January 9

April 24

August 7

November 20

January 24

May 15

August 21

December 5

February 13

May 30

September 5

December 18

February 27

June 12

September 18


March 13

June 26

October 2


March 27

July 10

October 23


April 10

July 24

November 6





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A list of cases on which the Iowa Court of Appeals is expected to rule will be posted at 8:30 a.m. one day preceding each opinion filing day.


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Click here for summaries of selected opinions most recently filed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. 

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This archive contains opinions from 1998 to the present. Summaries of opinions are archived for opinions filed between 1998 to April 12, 2006 only.

Opinions released before April 2006 and available in the archives are posted in Word format. Opinions released after April 2006 are posted to the website in PDF (Portable Document Format).   Note: To open a PDF you must have the free Acrobat Reader installed. PDF format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring you to possess the software that created that document. For more information about PDF read: Using the Adobe Reader.

Governor’s Innovation Recognition Dinner to Recognize and Honor Efforts of Iowa innovation Leaders PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of Iowa   
Friday, 04 January 2013 16:20

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be on hand Monday, January 7, 2013, to recognize the ongoing efforts of Iowa’s business community to push Iowa’s innovation forward.  The event is open to the media.

Monday, January 7, 2013

5:30 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds attend Governor’s Annual Innovation Dinner

Iowa Science Center

401 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway

Des Moines, IA

For the past 10 years, leaders in business and industry, government and the state’s colleges and universities have been focused on establishing an innovation network of collaboration to support and grow the state’s innovation economy.  This dinner recognizes the hundreds of volunteers and the thousands of hours they have committed to making Iowa as a top tier state for innovation.

The program will include remarks from Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds about the future of innovation in the state.  In addition, several business leaders will be recognized for their roles in developing the state’s innovation ecosystem.  They include: Ted Crosbie, Monsanto; Irving Hahn, QCI; Jack Harris, Rockwell Collins (retired); Peter Hong, New Tech Ceramics; Mark Kittrell, Prime Logic; and Chris Nelson, Kemin.

John LaMarche from VentureNet will be recognized with the Innovation Focus award for his groundbreaking work mentoring start-ups and his commitment to expansion of the Iowa Innovation Network.

Mary Andringa from Vermeer will receive the Iowa Innovator Award for her ongoing commitment to furthering innovation not only within Vermeer, but the state and the nation.

The event is hosted by the Iowa Innovation Corporation, Iowa Innovation Council and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.


Gov. Branstad appoints Mark Ray Lawson Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of Iowa   
Friday, 04 January 2013 13:36

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Mark Ray Lawson Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge.

Lawson, of Bellevue, earned his law degree from Drake University and is currently working in private practice and as Magistrate for Jackson County.

The Seventh Judicial Circuit includes Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott counties. 

Lawson fills the vacancy left by Judge Pelton.


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