Iowa Supreme Court Opinions for June 1, 2012

Posted on Jun 12, 2012

No. 10–1278 FLYNN BUILDERS, L.C. v. LANDE
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Boone County, William C. Ostlund, Judge.

On further review, appellants allege the district court and court of appeals erred in holding the appellee was entitled to enforce its
mechanic’s lien. DECISION OF COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMED IN PART AND VACATED IN PART; DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT REVERSED, AND CASE REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.

No. 11–0699 EMPLOYERS MUTUAL CASUALTY COMPANY v. VAN HAAFTEN
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Gary G. Kimes, Judge.

Defendant, an alleged embezzler, appeals the summary judgment in favor of her employer’s subrogated insurer imposing civil liability under the doctrine of issue preclusion based on her Alford plea preceding a deferred judgment on the criminal theft charge. AFFIRMED IN PART AND REVERSED IN PART; CASE REMANDED.

 No. 11–1581 DIER v. PETERS

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Grundy County, David F. Staudt, Judge.

A disestablished father appeals a district court order dismissing his common law action for fraud based on misrepresentation of paternity. DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT REVERSED AND CASE REMANDED.

 No. 11–1919 IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD v. DENTON II

On review of the report of the Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa.

Grievance commission recommends public reprimand for an attorney. ATTORNEY REPRIMANDED.

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Steve Lombardi
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