IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR STORY COUNTY
CHAD BREWBAKER,Case No. CVCV046802Plaintiff,v.ISU DAILY PUBLICATIONS BOARDand CITY OF AMES,Defendants.
RULING ON DEFENDANTISU DAILY PUBLICATIONSBOARD’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
On September 27, 2011, the Court held a hearing regarding the Motion for Summary Judgment filed by the Defendant, ISU Daily Publications Board. The Plaintiff, Mr.Chad Brewbaker, appeared
. Attorney Sharon Malheiro appeared on behalf of the movingDefendant, ISU Daily Publications Board (hereinafter, the “Publications Board” or “ISU Daily”).Attorney Doug Marek appeared on behalf of the non-moving Defendant, the City of Ames,which is not involved with this specific procedural dispute. The Court must now rule on the pending motion.
The parties’ dispute started in early 2011. Mr. Jason Arment, the Opinion Editor for the ISU Daily, was covering a story regarding the Ames City Counsel hiring a consultingfirm, Lane4, to draft a proposal for new construction in Campustown (an Ames neighborhood just south of Iowa State University). (Pet. pg.1).On February 22, 2011, the Plaintiff sent a letter to the Ames City Clerk requestingcopies of correspondence between the City of Ames, ISU Daily Publications Board, and ISUregarding the ISU Daily’s coverage of the Campustown redevelopment. (Pet. Ex. 12). The City
2011 Oct 19 AM 10:14CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT - STORY