IOWA SUPREME COURT CASES IN THE PIPELINE

2022-2023 TERM

Case No. Case Name Brief Supreme Court Opinion
21-1327 Davina Valdez v. West Des Moines Cmty. Sch. and Desira Johnson Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0723 Jacqueline Sue Uhler v. The Graham Group, Inc. Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0005 Polly Carver-Kim v. Kim Reynolds et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
IA Assoc. for Justice Amicus Curiae Brief
IA Freedom of Info. Council Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
21-1788 Linda Juckette v. Iowa Utilities Board Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
IA Utilities Board Appellee Brief
MidAmerican Appellee Brief
Office of Consumer Advocate Intervenor Brief
IA Farm Bureau Federation Amicus Curiae Brief
ITC Midwest Amicus Curiae Brief
Office of Consumer Advocate Intervenor Brief
Opinion
22-0918 McCoy v. Thomas L. Cardella & Associates Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-2036 Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. et al. v. Kim Reynolds, ex. rel et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Iowa Coalition Against Deomestic Violence Amicus Curiae Brief
Am. College of OB GYN Amicus Curiae Brief Indiana and Other States Amicus Curiae Brief
IA State Senators Amicus Curiae Brief College of Pediatricians Amicus Curiae Brief IA Legislature Members Amicus Curiae Brief Prof. Derek Muller Amicus Curiae Brief
Non-Iowa Abortion Care Amicus Curiae Brief
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-1727  Richardson v. Johnson et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1015 James A. Stogdill, et al. v. City of Windsor Heights, Iowa et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Municipal Collections Brief Appellee Windsor Heights Brief
Opinion
21-1072 Shari Martin v. Thomas Tovar et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appelle Brief
Opinion
22-0239 Jim Nahas v. Polk Cnty. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Heartland Ins. Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-0243 Larry R. Hedlund v. State of Iowa et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0536 Francis Livingood, et al. v. City of Des Moines, Iowa Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0348 In the Matter of the Guardianship of J.W. Appellant Reply Brief
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Opinion
21-0831 State of Iowa, ex rel., Thomas J. Miller Attorney General of Iowa v. Travis Autor et al. Appellee Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellant Brief
Opinion
22-0288 Estate of Bisignano Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Appellee Reply Brief
Opinion
22-0513 Jim Sutton and Angela Sutton v. Council Bluffs Water Works Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0581 Joshua Venckus v. City of Iowa City and Andrew Rich Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0854 Shelley Barnes and Cameron Barnes v. CDM Rentals, LLC Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0909 Jason Carter v. State of Iowa et al.  Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1977 Aiden Vasquez and Mika Covington v. Iowa Dep’t of Human Serv.  Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appelle Brief
Appellee Reply Brief
AMA Amicus Curiae Brief
Bay Area Lawyers Amicus Curiae Brief Chicago Lawyer’s Comm. Amicus Curiae Brief
Iowa Law Professors Amicus Curiae Brief
One Iowa Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
21-1992 Geri L. White v. Michael Harkrider et al.  Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Appellee Reply Brief
IA Assoc. for Justice Amicus Curiae Brief
IA County Attorneys Amicus Curiae Brief Iowa League of Cities Amicus Curiae Brief State of Iowa Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-1010 Cory Burnett v. Phillip Smith and State of Iowa Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Iowa League of Cities Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-1190 Story County Wind, LLC. v. Story County Bd. of Review Appellant Reply Brief
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-1257 Mary Kathryn C. Wallace v. Kristin W. Wildensee Appellant Brief – Appellee Joinder
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-0385 Env’t Law and Policy Ctr. et al. v. Iowa Utilities Board et al.  Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
IUB Appellee Brief
Intervenor-Appellee MidAmerican Brief
Invervenor Office of Consumer Advocate Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-0736 In the Matter of the Medical Assitance Pooled Special Needs Trust of Scott Hewitt Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-1331 In the Matter of the Medical Assistance Pooled Special Needs Trust of Steven Muller Appellant Brief
Appellant  Reply Brief
Appellee Final Brief
Opinion
20-1551 State of Iowa v. Patrick H. Booker, Jr. Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1753 State of Iowa v. Iowa District Court for Woodbury County Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1813 State of Iowa v. Maurice Frederick Boone, Jr.  Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0038 Pitz and Pitz v. United States Cellular Operating Co. of Dubuque Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0490 Alevia Green v. North Cent. Iowa Reg’l Solid Waste Auth. and IMWCA Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0590 J.D. Ray Anderson v. Iowa District Court for Woodbury County Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0649 Robert Benda v. Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent, et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Thoroughbred Breeders Intervenor Brief
Horsemen’s Intervenor Brief
Opinion
21-1275 Phyllis Konchar v. Reverend Joseph Pins et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0789 Laura Belin et al. v. Governor Reynolds et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant  Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
20-1549 State of Iowa v. Santos Rene Torres Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0877 State of Iowa v. Sam Daniel Abu Youm Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1092 Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Comm’n v. Patrick Knueven and Mary Knueven Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1765 Auditor of the State of Iowa v. An Unnamed Local Gov’t Risk Pool Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Final Brief
Opinion
21-1968 Blasdell v. Linnhaven, Inc. Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
20-1150 State of Iowa v. Jerry Lynn Burns Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
ACLU Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
20-1467 David Alan Feeback v. Swift Pork Co. et al. Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1948 Kyle A. Dornath v. Employment Appeal Board Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
19-0911 State of Iowa v. Anthony Alexander Mong Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0696 LS Power Midcontinent, LLC v. State of Iowa Application for Further Review
State Resistance to Further Review
ITC Midwest Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
MidAmerican Intervenor-Appellee Brief
ITC Intervenor Brief
Coalition of MISO Amicus Curiae Brief
Resale Power Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-0101 Estate of Butterfield v. Chautauqua Guest Home, Inc. Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0981 Tommy Marion Copeland v. State of Iowa and Iowa Air National Guard Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0455 US Bank N.A. v. Bittner Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Midwest One Appellee Brief
US Bank Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0328 Jeffrey S. Bittner v. U.S. Bank N.A. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
20-0914 State of Iowa v. Alexander Shantee Thomas Ross Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
20-1663 Lincoln Savings Bank v. Debra Emmert Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0468 City of Ames v. Iowa Pub. Emp. Rel. Bd. et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Intervenor Brief
Opinion
21-0980 Amber Martinez, individually and on behalf of her minor child I.M. et al. v. State of Iowa Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1946 Howsare and Howsare v. Iowa District Court for Polk County Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1652 In the Matter of the Subpoena Issued to Dethmers Mfg. Co. v. Tharun Mittapalli Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0215 McNeal and McNeal v. Wapello County et al. Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0657 State of Iowa v. Deonte WB Ellison Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1437 Gary Kluender, Jr. v. Plum Grove Investments, Inc. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0556 Richard Grout as Trustee of the Helen Schardein 2018 Revocable Trust v. Dan Sickels Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0756 State of Iowa v. Gowun Park Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1918 In re Marriage of Sokol Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0672 State of Iowa v. Royriguez Patterson Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0774 Quality Plus Feeds, INc. v. Compeer Financial, FLCA Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Iowa Inst. for Co-op Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
21-0014 Dolly Inv., LLC v. MMG Sioux City, LLC et al. Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1211 State of Iowa v. Benjamin G. Trane Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0293 Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano v. City of Waterloo et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
State of Iowa Amicus Curiae Brief
Opinion
22-0365 Susan Ronnfeldt v. Shelby County Chris A. Myrtue Memorial Hospital d/b/a Myrtue Medical Center et al. Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
22-0405 Jahn Patric Kirlin and Sara Louise Kirlin v. Barclay A. Monaster et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Methodist Physicians Appellee Brief
Monaster Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0079 State of Iowa v. Cameron James Hess Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0744 State of Iowa v. Ronald James Brimmer Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1043 State of Iowa v. Jeffrey Lee Stendrup Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
20-1290 Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Polk Co. Bd. of Review Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0454  In re Marriage of Mills Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1040  State of Iowa v. Joseph Allen Bloom Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1651 Michelle Vaccaro v. Polk County, Iowa et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0900 Michael Savala v. State of Iowa et al. Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
19-1919 State of Iowa v. Tyjaun Levell Tucker Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
20-0786 James Farnsworth II v. State of Iowa Appellant Application for Further Review
Appellee Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
20-1689 State of Iowa v. Christopher William Thompson Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0999 Save Our Stadiums, et al. v. Des Moines Indep. Cmty. Sch. Dist. et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
19-1760 State of Iowa v. Prince G. Paye Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0487 State of Iowa v. Rick D. Petro Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1115 State of Iowa v. Fethe Feshaye Baraki Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1146 State of Iowa v. John Eddie Hanes, III Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-1147 State of Iowa v. Maurice Edward Sallis Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0101 State of Iowa v. Mychael Richard Patten Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0067 Danna Braaksma v. Bd. of Dir. of the Sibley-Ocheyedan Cmty. Sch. Dist. Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0411 Arzell Jones v. State of Iowa Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
Opinion
21-0859 Dickey, et al. v. Jeremy Hoff et al. Appellant Brief
Hoff Appellee Brief
LCSD Appellee Brief
Jennie Edmundson Hospital Appellee Brief
District Court Order on Motion to Dismiss
Order

 

Case No. Case Name Brief
22-0326 State of Iowa v. Iowa Juvenile Court for Plymouth County Not available
22-0452 Suzette Rasmussen v. Iowa Dep’t of Public Health et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Bleeding Heartland LLC Amicus Curiae Brief
22-0495 Estate of Fahrmann v. ABCM Corp. Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
22-0576 Jorgensen and Jorgensen v. Adam B. Smith et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
22-0790 UE Local 893/IUP v. State of Iowa Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Appellee Reply Brief
22-0952 In the Matter of V.H., Alleged to be Seriously Mentally Impaired, V.H. Not available
22-1234 State of Iowa v. Chase Robert Griffin Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
22-1328 Bridgestone Americas, Inc. et al. v. Charles Anderson Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
IA Assoc. of Business & Industry Amicus Curiae Brief
22-1009 State of Iowa v. Robert Clark Geddes Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
22-1894 Justin Loew v. Menard, Inc. et al. Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
22-0759 Estate of Carter Jay William Anderson Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief
Case No. Case Name Brief
21-0102 State of Iowa v. Demetrias Alan Martin Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
21-0522 State of Iowa v. Dalton Wayne Cook Application for Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellee Brief
21-1666 Marc Harding d/b/a Harding Law Firm v. Rick Sasso, M.D., d/b/a Indiana Spine Group Application for Further Review
Resistance to Further Review
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appellant Brief
Appellant Reply Brief
Appellee Brief

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