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Case No. 17-1100

Janice and Jeff Gray, Individually and as parents and next friends of J.G.
v.
James Lee Hohenshell

Appellee

Janice and Jeff Gray, Individually and as parents and next friends of J.G.

Appellant

James Lee Hohenshell

Attorneys for Appellee

Cory F. Gourley

Attorneys for Appellant

Andrew B. Howie

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1100
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie K. Vaudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (28 pages)

            James Hohenshell appeals a district court order denying his motion for a new trial and upholding a jury award in favor of plaintiffs.  He argues the district court erred in denying his motion for a new trial or remittitur because: (1) the verdict was influenced by passion or prejudice, (2) the compensatory damages award was not supported by the evidence, and (3) the punitive damages award was excessive and violates his due process rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s denial of Hohenshell’s motion for a new trial.

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