Legal Memorandum: Standard of Review for Summary Judgment

Issue: Under the laws of Iowa, what is the standard of review of an order granting summary judgment?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Summary judgment; Standard of review; No genuine issues of material fact
Jurisdiction: Federal, Iowa
Cited Cases: 686 F.3d 658
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 01/01/2014

A Court reviews de novo a grant of summary judgment.  Estate of Pepper ex rel. Deeble v. Whitehead, 686 F.3d 658, 664 (8th Cir. 2012) TA l "Estate of Pepper ex rel. Deeble v. Whitehead, 686 F.3d 658 (8th Cir. 2012)" s "Estate of Pepper ex rel. Deeble v. Whitehead (8th Cir. 2012)" c 1 .  “In doing so, [a Court] appl[ies] the same standard as the district court and view[s] the record in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party.”  Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Pella Corp., 650 F.3d 1161, 1168 (8th Cir. 2011). TA s "Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Pella Corp. (8th Cir. 2012)"   Thus, summary judgment may be granted only when the moving party demonstrates that no genuine issue of material fact remains and that the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.  Id.; Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(a) TA s "Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(a)" .


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