Case Law Updates – Iowa: August 2014

Case Law Updates – Iowa: August 2014

Iowa Procedure: Donnell v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., Iowa App., No. a-13-0672 (March 12, 2014) Issue: Whether a one-year limitations provision provided in an insurance contract conforms with and is enforceable under Iowa law. Facts: Sixteen months after...
Case Law Updates – Iowa: August 2013

Case Law Updates – Iowa: August 2013

Iowa Procedure: Caldwell v. Holiday Lake Owners’ Association, Inc., No. 3-485 (Iowa Ct. App. 2013) Issue: Whether a defendant can join a party as a third-party defendant for purposes of contribution after the statute of limitations has run on Plaintiff’s cause(s) of...
Case Law Updates – Iowa: May 2013

Case Law Updates – Iowa: May 2013

Contract: Team Two, Inc. v. City of Des Moines, Iowa, No. 3-194 (Iowa Crt. App. 2013) Issues: Whether the Court erred in not requiring the jury to show whether it based its verdict on a breach of a specific contract term or a breach of an implied covenant. Whether the...
Case Law Updates – Iowa: April 2013

Case Law Updates – Iowa: April 2013

Personal Jurisdiction: Shams v. Hassan, No. 12-0036 (Iowa 2013) Issue: Whether the exercise of personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant to a lawsuit filed in Iowa that alleged misappropriated funds from an Iowa bank account violates the Due Process Clause of...
Case Law Updates – Iowa: March 2013

Case Law Updates – Iowa: March 2013

Evidence: Putnam v. Kalber, Case No. 2-1166 (Iowa Ct. App. 2013). Issues: Whether the trial court erred by excluding evidence of the plaintiff’s ingestion of THC (i.e. marijuana). Facts: Plaintiff, Luke Putnam, filed a lawsuit against the defendant for injuries he...