Lawyer asks court to rethink case of attractive assistant

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY — The attorney for a dental assistant fired after her boss became attracted to her is asking for the Iowa Supreme Court to rule on the case for a third time.

The all-male court last week. after taking a second look at the case, dismissed a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by Melissa Nelson against Fort Dodge dentist James Knight, ruling her termination was lawful. It was the same outcome as the court’s decision in December but a different rationale.

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