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.

District Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger

Not Categorized

The Court grants HHS’ Motion to Dismiss.  The case is dismissed.

Senior District Judge James E. Gritzner

Commercial/Contract Litigation

Denying Plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment and granting in part Defendant's motion for partial summary judgment, finding that the "pro rata" method of allocation applies to certain insurance policies where policies over multiple years are triggered. Granting in part and denying in part Defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on the question of which insurance policies were triggered by certain underlying claims.

Commercial/Contract Litigation

Granting Plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment, finding that the underlying sample claims presented one "occurrence" as defined in the insurance policies at issue.

Commercial/Contract Litigation

Granting Defendants' motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, finding that the complaint did not state valid claims for violation of the Sherman Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, or Iowa antitrust law; for breach of fiduciary duty; for business defamation or disparagement; or for violation of the Lanham Act.

Civil Rights, Constitutional Law/Federal Courts/Federal Jurisdiction

Granting Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment. Individual defendants are entitled to summary judgment on warrantless entry claim on qualified immunity grounds and on excessive force claim because the use of force did not violate the Fourth Amendment. Municipal defendant is entitled to summary judgment due to no underlying individual liability.

Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters

Not Categorized

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is granted in part and denied in part as follows.  Plaintiff's Title IX claim, Count I, is dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted with the sole exception of post-alleged assault liability for actual damages and equitable relief against the University based on student-on-student retaliation.

Count II is voluntarily dismissed without prejudice.

As a consequence of this ruling all defendants are dismissed except the defendant University, against which the action proceeds only on the limited claim noted.

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