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No. 13-1615
STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHN PENN-KENNEDY
No. 13-1938
STATE OF IOWA vs. BENJAMIN JOSEPH LYON
No. 14-0374
STATE OF IOWA vs. TINA LYNN THACKER
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No. 13-0618
STATE OF IOWA vs. DAVID HOWARD ROONEY
No. 14-0494
LSCP, LLLP vs. COURTNEY M. KAY-DECKER, Director, IOWA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
No. 14-0774
CLARKE COUNTY RESERVOIR COMMISSION vs. LINDA SUE ABBOTT, et al.
No. 14-1522
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. COMMUNITY CARE, INC.
No. 14-1542
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MORSE HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. d/b/a FAITH RIDGE LIFE CENTER, MORSE ENTERPRISES, INC. d/b/a KEVINGTON LANE, MANOR OF MALVERN, INC., KEVINGTON LANE, INC., and MARY MORSE-BOLTON
No. 14-2093
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. JOHN D. HEDGECOTH
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No. 13-0983
STATE OF IOWA vs. ARCHALETTA LATRICE YOUNG
No. 13-1009
ROBERTS DAIRY and CRAWFORD & COMPANY vs. GRADY BILLICK
No. 14-0095
CAMERON FAGEN vs. Grand View University, NPI Security, and ROSS IDDINGS
No. 14-1781
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. JOHN E. CEPICAN
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No. 14-1201
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. ANTHONY ZANE BLESSUM
No. 14-1988
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. MACHELLE LEE CRUM
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No. 12-2122
STATE OF IOWA vs. MARIO GUERRERO CORDERO
No. 13-0124
AMISH CONNECTION, INC. vs. STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY
No. 14-1607
IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. MICHAEL J. CROSS
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No. 13-0543
ERIC WAYNE DEMPSEY vs. STATE OF IOWA
No. 13-1226
STATE OF IOWA vs. LAVELLE LONELLE McKINLEY
No. 13-1241
IN RE THE DETENTION OF STEPHEN C. CURTISS, STEPHEN C. CURTISS
No. 13-2022
IN RE THE DETENTION OF CALVIN MATLOCK, CALVIN MATLOCK

Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Decorah

Des Moines, March 12, 2015–On Wednesday, April 8, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Decorah, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the Decorah High School Auditorium, 100 Claiborne Drive. The session is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.

The court will hear attorneys argue in two cases:

State of Iowa vs. Tyler James Webster, case no. 13-1095, from Jefferson County

Defendant Tyler Webster appealed his conviction of murder in the second degree on the grounds of juror misconduct, including that the juror did not disclose a familiarity with the victim's family. The Iowa Court of Appeals reversed Webster's conviction and granted a new trial. The Iowa Supreme Court granted the State's Application for Further Review. The State argues that Webster waived his claim of juror misconduct when he did not raise the issue during the trial.

State of Iowa vs. Patience Paye, case no. 14-0183, from Black Hawk County

Defendant Patience Paye appeals her conviction for second offense public intoxication, arguing that the front steps of her home do not constitute a "public place" for purposes of the public intoxication statute. Iowa Code section 123.46 (2013). The Iowa Supreme Court has previously held that the front steps and common hallway of an apartment house do constitute public places, but it has not extended that analysis to a single family home.

Attorneys' briefs for the cases and a guide to oral arguments are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at:http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Offsite_Oral_Arguments_Decorah/.

A public reception with the supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments in the Decorah High School commons.

Note to Editors: News media are invited to attend the oral arguments. Court rules apply regarding still camera, video camera, audio recording devices, and other electronic devices used during the oral arguments. Information on expanded media coverage is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch Website athttp://www.iowacourts.gov/For_the_Media/Expanded_News_Media_Coverage/

The Iowa Court Rules regarding cameras and other electronic devices in courtrooms are on the Iowa Legislature website athttps://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/CourtRulesChapter/01-30-2015.25.pdf

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Chief Justice Cady has signed an order requesting public comments to proposed amendments to Iowa Court Rule 31.16 regarding registration of foreign house counsel.

He has also signed an order requesting public comments on proposed amendments to Iowa Court Rule 35.14 regarding reinstatement of license to practice law after revocation.

Deadline for submitting comments is May 11, 2015 on both amendments.

http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Orders/

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No. 13-1103
STATE OF IOWA vs. SHAUNTA ROSE HOPKINS
No. 13-1411
ERIN DINDINGER, LISA LORING, and ELIZABETH FREUND, Plaintiffs, vs. ALLSTEEL, INC. and SCOTT MILLS
No. 13-1793
DYLAN BOOK and KAREN BOOK vs. VOMA TIRE CORPORATION, HUNTER ENGINEERING COMPANY, IOWA TIRE, INC., HOLT SALES AND SERVICE, INC., SICE, S.p.A. and SICE AUTOMOTIVE Equipment Societa Italiana Costruzioni Elettromeccaniche S.I.C.E.-S.p.A
No. 14-1708
Amended March 6, 2015 IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. GERALD ANTHONY LYMAN MOOTHART

GRANTED:

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

13-1938

Polk

State v. Lyon

14-0231

Polk

DART v. Young

13-1229

Wapello

State v. McNeal

13-1627

Polk

Iowa Ins. Defense v. Core Grp.

13-1095

Jefferson

State v. Webster

DENIED:

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

12-1110

Black Hawk

State v. Landfair

13-0576

Lee (South)

State v. Moody

13-0863

Wapello

Wyngarden v. State

13-0909

Des Moines

State v. Bailey

13-1147

Boone

State v. Powell

13-1284

Woodbury

Yates v. State

13-1286

Lee (South)

Philp v. State

13-1380

Wapello

Jordan v. EAB

13-1391

Polk

West Des Moines CSD v. Fry

13-1394

Polk

State v. Reasby

13-1400

Polk

State v. Barnes

13-1461

Scott

State v. London

13-1506

Polk

UPS v. EAB

13-1719

Muscatine

In re Estate of Gaeta

13-1770

Muscatine

State v. Lopez

13-1771

Fayette

State v. Clayton

13-1851

Cerro Gordo

State v. Barnes

13-1866

Marshall

Rawlings v. Peshong

13-1884

Lee (North)

In re Marriage of Morris

13-2007

Polk

Hernandez v. State

14-0059

Clinton

State v. Jones

14-0099

Linn

Summit Interests Inc. v. Mescher

14-0109

Lucas

State v. Martin

14-0123

Black Hawk

Lawson v. State

14-0128

Polk

State v. Winesberry

14-0151

Linn

State v. Justice

14-0278

Story

State v. Jimenez-Reyes

14-0513

Jasper

State v. Mayse

14-0912

Dallas

Rivas v. State

UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE COURT:

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

13-0346

Linn

State v. Schlitter

13-0354

Des Moines

McGhee v. State

13-0633

Polk

Colbert v. State

13-0754

Polk

Estate of Ludwick v. Stryker Corp.

13-1094

Black Hawk

State v. Twigg

13-1357

Polk

City of Davenport v. Timm

13-1837

Polk

State v. Winfrey

13-0712

Polk

State v. Wilson

13-1577

Warren

State v. Goodwin

13-1949

Lee (South)

State v. Yerhart

14-0038

Polk

Anderson News v. Reins.

14-0159

Polk

Phillips v. Lawler

14-0284

Story

State v. Lopez

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