January 6, 2012
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No. 09-1170
STATE OF IOWA vs. LEE ALLEN BREUER
No. 11-0435
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. MATTHEW M. BOLES
No. 11-0799
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. GORDON LILES

STATE OF THE JUDICIARY MESSAGE – JANUARY 11

Des Moines, January 5, 2012– On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the House Chambers, 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 audio of the speech will be streamed on the Judicial Branch website at www.iowacourts.gov beginning at 10 a.m. The speech will be shown on a delayed broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on IPTV Channel 11.1.  A synopsis of the speech will be released Tuesday, January 10, 2011.

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

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FURTHER REVIEW RESULTS

December 19, 2011

 

DENIED:

 

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

 

 

10-0731

Hardin

Currie v. State

10-1196

Linn

State v. Moon

10-1382

Cedar

Rouse v. Durant Cmty. Sch. Dist.

10-1491

Polk

State v. Moritz

10-1544

Taylor

State v. Strough

10-1685

Dubuque

Davison v. Dubuuqe County Sheriff's Office

10-1899

Plymouth

State v. Bender

10-2119

Polk

UPS v. Slaymaker

11-0018

Polk

Gray v. Harding

11-0048

Kossuth

In re Marriage of Larson

11-0062

Scott

State v. Jackson

11-0065

Polk

State v. Atkinson

11-0088

Palo Alto

Whitacre v. Brown

11-0160

Polk

State v. Robinson

11-0262

Dubuque

State v. Chest

11-0428

Des Moines

State v. Ringold

11-1326

Polk

In re M.L.

11-1402

Johnson

In re C.B.S. & K.M.B.

11-1563

Jefferson

In re M.M.

11-1595

Woodbury

In re A.R.A.-C. & A.A.A.-C.

 

 

 

 

 

GRANTED:

 

 

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

 

 

10-0631

Butler

State v. Becker

11-0117

Dubuque

Pitts v. Farm Bureau

11-0325

Dubuque

In re Marriage of Vaughan

Iowa Supreme Court Opinions
December 30, 2011
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No. 11-0532
OYENS FEED & SUPPLY, INC. vs. PRIMEBANK
No. 11-1068
IOWA RIGHT TO LIFE COMMITTEE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. MEGAN TOOKER, In Her Official Capacity as Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board Executive Director; JAMES ALBERT, JOHN WALSH, PATRICIA HARPER, GERALD SULLIVAN, SAIMA ZAFAR, and CAROLE TILLOTSON, In Their Official Capacities as Iowa

Iowa Supreme Court Opinions

December 23, 2011
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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.
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No. 08-1868
STATE OF IOWA vs. ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ
No. 08-1927
SARA KOEPPEL vs. ROBERT SPEIRS
No. 08-1957
DEANNA MILLER vs. ROBERT SPEIRS

Opinions of the Iowa Court of Appeals

 

2011

 

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

 

January 20

February 9

February 23

March 7

March 21

March 30

April 13

April 27

May 11

May 25

June 15

June 29

July 13

July 27

August 10

August 24

September 8

September 21

October 5

October 19

November 9

November 23

December 7

December 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opinions Archive

 

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.

 

Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.
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.
For your convenience, the Judicial Branch offers a free e-mail notification service for Supreme Court opinions, Court of Appeals opinions, press releases and orders. To subscribe, click here.
NOTE: Copies of these opinions may be obtained from the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319, for a fee of fifty cents per page.
No. 07-1459
MYRON BRANDON, Plaintiff, vs. IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR HENRY COUNTY
No. 09-0724
CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT and EMC INSURANCE COMPANIES vs. CHRISTINE PEASE
No. 09-1097
ROBERT OBERBILLIG and PATRICIA OBERBILLIG and FRANK SCAGLIONE and MELBA SCAGLIONE vs. WEST GRAND TOWERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
No. 10-1543
STATE OF IOWA vs. DANIEL DEAN RAINSONG

December 12, 2011 --- Today, Chief Justice Cady signed an order amending Iowa Court Rule 46.13.

http://www.iowacourts.gov/wfdata/frame12624-1671/File136.pdf

Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.
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.
For your convenience, the Judicial Branch offers a free e-mail notification service for Supreme Court opinions, Court of Appeals opinions, press releases and orders. To subscribe, click here.
NOTE: Copies of these opinions may be obtained from the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319, for a fee of fifty cents per page.
No. 09-0222
JOHN P. PAVONE and SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT GROUP, L.L.C. vs. GERALD M. KIRKE and WILD ROSE ENTERTAINMENT, L.L.C.
No. 10-0354
JOSE ANGEL AGUILERA vs. STATE OF IOWA
No. 11-0114
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. DAVID M. NELSEN
No. 11-1280
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. STEVEN F. OLSON

Des Moines, December 9, 2011– The Iowa Supreme Court Lawyer Trust Account Commission is accepting applications for grants under the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) program for the grant period that begins July 1, 2012. IOLTA program grants are awarded to public purpose projects that provide legal services to the poor in civil cases, law-related education, and other programs that improve the administration of justice in Iowa.

Organizations may obtain grant application forms by contacting the Lawyer Trust Account Commission, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, or by calling (515) 725-8029. The Commission encourages applicants to submit grant requests in electronic form. Organizations may request an electronic version of the complete application set from the Commission by electronic mail to iolta@iowacourts.gov or download the application forms from the Commission's web page on the Judicial Branch web site at:

http://www.iowacourts.gov/Professional_Regulation/Attorney_RegulationCommissions/IOLTA

The Commission must receive completed grant applications no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012. The Commission will then review the applications and seek approval from the Iowa Supreme Court for awarding the grants. Grant recipients will be announced in late May or early June of 2012.

The Iowa Supreme Court created the Lawyer Trust Account Commission to provide legal services to the poor in civil cases using the interest from lawyers' pooled trust accounts. The lawyers' pooled trust accounts hold clients' funds that are so small in amount or held for such a brief period that it is not possible for the funds to economically benefit the individual clients. Previously, attorneys' trust accounts earned no interest. The first grants awarded under the IOLTA program were made in June, 1986. To date, the Commission has awarded more than $22,883,000 in grants.

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