Monday, July 8, 2013
Iowa Supreme Court Withdrawing and Reissuing Decision in Controversial "Irresistible Attraction" Sex Discrimination Case
Late last month the Iowa Supreme Court announced that it was agreeing to withdraw its December 2012 decision in Nelson v. James H. Knight DDS, P.C. and reconsider the case. Nelson received widespread national attention because of the facts of the case: the plaintiff, Melissa Nelson, was terminated by her employer for being irresistibly too attractive. The blog, "On Brief," reported the story and provides more facts surrounding the "extraordinary move" by the Iowa Supreme Court. Chief Justice Cady issued an order withdrawing the December opinion and stating that the court would resubmit the case, without oral argument, with no indication when the opinion and decision would be re-issued.