Opinions

The Southern District of Iowa offers a database of opinions for the years 1998 to the current date, listed by year, judge and opinion type. For a more detailed search, enter the keyword or case number in the search box above.

Senior District Judge Robert W. Pratt

Commercial/Contract Litigation

Order on Motion To Remand

Employment Law

Motion for summary judgment granted

Employment Law

Motion to dismiss denied in part and granted in part.

Medicare/Social Security/ERISA/Similar Programs

Childhood disability claim. Commissioner's decision reversed and benefits awarded.

Torts (Non-commercial)

Motion for summary judgment granted

Medicare/Social Security/ERISA/Similar Programs

Commissioner's final decision affirmed

Other

Class action suit including claims for abuse of process and violations of state / federal fair debt collection practices act. County attorney's office used restitution program to collect on bad checks, and charges "program fees." Finding that abuse of process claim could not be maintained as notice used did not involve "court process," and finding there was a material issue still to be determined whether county attorney office in relationship with private corporation fit the definition of "debt collector" under federal or Iowa law.

Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters

Other

"Ruling on Third Motion for Summary Judgment -- promissory estoppel, fraud"

Torts (Non-commercial)

Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment -- FTCA -- exhaustion of administrative remedies

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