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Case No. 17-1897

Paul Craig Jeffries and Gerald Jeffries, as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Fanchon B. Jeffries, deceased
v.
Central Iowa Health System d/b/a UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and Iowa Methodist Medical Central, and Central Iowa Hospital Corp. d/b/a UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Appellant

Paul Craig Jeffries and Gerald Jeffries, as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Fanchon B. Jeffries, deceased

Appellee

Central Iowa Health System d/b/a UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and Iowa Methodist Medical Central, and Central Iowa Hospital Corp. d/b/a UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Attorney for the Appellant

Glenn L. Norris

Attorney for the Appellee

Eric G. Hoch and Erik P. Bergeland

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1897
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey D. Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  Special Concurrence by Vaitheswaran, J.  (5 pages)

            The estate of Fanchon Jeffries appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in the appellee’s favor.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court was correct in granting summary judgment as to both breach of contract claims.  The estate failed to present the unjust enrichment claim in the district court and cannot assert the claim on appeal.  SPECIAL CONCURRENCE ASSERTS: I would conclude error was not preserved on a challenge to the merits, and I would affirm on statute-of-limitations grounds alone.

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