The Board's decisions may be appealed to court pursuant to state and federal law. This table shows the status of the existing court cases involving the Board. Updated 08-01-2014.
||Court of Appeal
(S.Ct. No. 13-0642)
|SZ Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Eagle Point Solar v. Iowa Utilities Board, a division of the Department of Commerce, State of Iowa
||Definition of public utility
||Iowa Supreme Court
|Answer filed 05-31-12. Record filed 06-10-12. Board brief filed 10-05-12. Oral argument 01-18-13. District court decision reversing Board decision issued 03-29-13. Appealed to Supreme Court 04-10-13. Board brief filed 06-19-13. Board reply brief filed 09-12-13. Oral argument 01-22-14.Supreme Court affirmed District Court on 07-11-14.
(S.Ct. No. 13-0146)
|Hawkeye Land Company v. Iowa Utilities Board
||Iowa Supreme Court
|Answer filed 11-14-11. Record filed 11-24-11. Board brief filed 08-08-12. Oral argument 10-05-12. Board decision affirmed by District Court 12-31-12. Appealed to Supreme Court 01-24-13. Board brief filed 07-31-13. Board final brief filed 09-03-13. Oral argument 04-03-14 at Drake Law School. Oral argument held 04-03-14. Decision reversing Board issued 05-23-14. Need remand order from District Court. Remand from District Court 06-25-14. Motion to revise bill of costs filed 07-03-14. Board order vacating issued 07-11-14. Hawkeye answer filed 07-21-14.
|Hawkeye Land Company v. ITC Midwest, LLC
||Response filed 10-31-11. Board not participating; challenge restricted to appropriate amount of damages. Stayed pending outcome of appeal in Linn County.
|Sprint Communications Company, L.P. v. Iowa Utilities Board
(iowa Supreme Court)
|Oral argument 04-19-13. Decision affirming Board issued 09-16-13. Sprint's motion to reconsider/modification or for new trial filed 10-01-13. Board's response filed 10-11-13. Hearing on motion 11-06-13. Sprint's renewed motion to stay and notice of S. Ct.'s decision filed 12-12-13. Board's resistance filed 12-20-13. Hearing on renewed motion 01-10-14. Renewed motion to stay denied 02-12-14. Motion to reconsider denied 03-12-14. Sprint filed Notice of Appeal 04-11-14 in Iowa Supreme Court. Board filed motion to dismiss 04-15-14. Board's motion to dismiss ordered to be submitted with appeal. Appeal docketed 06-23-14. Sprint's proof brief due 08-12-14. Board proof brief due 09-11-14.
(U.S. S.Ct. No. 12-815)
|Sprint Communications Company, L.P. v. Jacobs, et. al.
U.S. Supreme Court
(8th Cir Ct of Appeals)
(U. S. District Court, S.D. Iowa)
|Board motion for abstention granted by order issued on 08-01-11. Appeal filed by Sprint on 09-02-11. District court decision granting motion for abstention affirmed in part by Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals 09-04-12. Sprint's petition for writ of certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court granted 04-15-13. S.Ct. decision reversing 8th Circuit issued 12-10-13. Order vacating Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision and reopening case issued 01-14-14. Scheduling conference held by telephone 03-27-14. IUB motion to dismiss filed 04-16-14. Windstream filed separate motion to dismiss 04-16-14. . Sprint filed resistance to motions to dismiss 05-05-14. Sprint's motion for summary judgment filed 04-28-14. IUB and Windstream filed replies to Sprint's resistance 05-15-14. IUB and Windstream filed motions for summary judgment 05-22-14. Sprint's reply filed 06-16-14. IUB filed reply in support of motion for summary judgment 06-26-14.
(D.C. Circuit No. 13-1184)
|Midland Power v. Swecker
||U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit)
||Appeal filed 05-17-13. Board intervention filed 06-17-13. Board brief filed 12-05-13. Board's reply brief filed 04-14-14. Awaiting oral argument date.
|Great Lakes Communication Corporation v. IUB and Jacobs, Wagner, and Tipton in their official capacities only
||Board answer on motion due 08-20-14.