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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 judge’s 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 judge’s 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) 222-2811.

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