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wind farms are required to obtain a state generating certi cate, and an- other challenging the adoption of the controlling county ordinance and the granting of the speci c permit. Inven- ergy and MidAmerican Energy pre- vailed in both cases.
In the  rst case, Mathis v. Iowa Util- ities Board, et al., No-18-1184, in which Dublinske argued and Leonard assisted, the Supreme Court upheld the long-standing position of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) that wind farms with less than 25 MW of gener- ating capacity on any single collecting line do not need to obtain a state gen- erating certi cate.  e Iowa Code generally requires a certi cate for any generating “facility” of 25 MW or more, where facility is de ned as a plant or collection of plants at a “sin- gle site.”  e plainti s sought a de- claratory ruling from the IUB that would have reversed twenty years of IUB precedent and declared that a “facility” is the entire wind farm – a ruling that would require a certi cate for virtually every commercial wind generation facility in the state.
In the second and related case brought by the same plainti s, Mathis
v. Palo Alto County Board of Supervi- sors, et al., No. 18-1431, Leonard par- ticipated in the argument and Dub- linske assisted and the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the adoption of a wind ordinance and the issuance of a per- mit to construct the wind farm.  e plainti s challenged the adoption of the county wind ordinance, alleging that the wind energy developer, Inve- nergy, and its ultimate owner, MidAmerican Energy, wrote the ordi- nance.  e Court held that the Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the views of constituents and applicants for wind energy project permits does not invalidate adoption of a wind sit- ing ordinance.  e Court also reject- ed several technical challenges to the permit for the Invenergy/MidAmeri- can project.
who provide signi cant contributions to the legal profession and the com- munity. Huynh is co-chair of Fredrik- son’s Immigration Group and has practiced immigration law for over 20 years. She focuses on employment- based immigration, corporate immigration compliance and global mobility solutions for employers.
Justin Rose
 e law  rm of Maslon LLP is pleased to announce that Justin Rose, attorney in Maslon’s Litigation Group, has been ap- pointed to the Board of Directors of the Minne-
Loan T. Huynh
Immigration attor- ney Loan T. Huynh is among 10 Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) members se- lected to receive the 2019 Excellence Award.
sota Justice Foundation (MJF). MJF strives for justice by creating opportu- nities for law students to perform public interest and pro bono legal ser- vices.  e organization’s most basic goal and the driving philosophy be- hind it is to link volunteer law stu- dents with opportunities to assist at- torneys in meeting the legal needs of the low-income community. Rose focuses his practice on corporate, unfair competition, and general commercial litigation as well as part- nership and securities disputes.
Huynh will be recognized for her work in advancing diversity and in- clusion.  e award recognizes those
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