Iowa Code Title XV. Judicial Branch and Judicial Procedures [Chs. 595-686] § 611.2. Civil and special actions
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1. A civil action is a proceeding in a court of justice in which one party, known as the plaintiff, demands against another party, known as the defendant, the enforcement or protection of a private right, or the prevention or redress of a private wrong. It may also be brought for the recovery of a penalty or forfeiture.
2. Every other proceeding in a civil case is a special action.
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