CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Dec. 29, 2000
Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to appeal ruling against
UI Hospitals and Clinics
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of
Iowa, confirmed that it would appeal an administrative law judges ruling
against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics relating to a prohibited
practice complaint filed by Marjie Caruth, a hospital dietitian.
Joseph E. Flynn, attorney for the Board of Regents,
State of Iowa, filed the appeal. According to Flynn, the basis for the appeal
is that the proposed decision and order by the administrative law judge was
tainted by bias on the part of the administrative law judge, and that the
proposed decision and order was based upon findings of fact which are inconsistent
and unsupported by the record.
Flynn further noted that he will present arguments
that the proposed decision and order are contrary to law and based upon erroneous
and biased rulings on the part of the administrative law judge. The appeal,
as filed, seeks a de novo hearing before the three-member Iowa Public
Employment Relations Board.
Flynn also observed that the administrative law judges
decision is a proposed order and that the three-member Iowa Public Employment
Relations Board makes the final decision.
For additional information, contact Flynn at (651)
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