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Case No. 18-0109

Tristate Adjustments, Inc.
Janise E. Firman


Tristate Adjustments, Inc.


Janise E. Firman

Attorney for the Appellee

Phillip James Addis

Attorney for the Appellant

Judith O'Donohoe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Chickasaw County, Stephanie C. Rattenborg, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED FOR DISMISSAL.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., McDonald, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (8 pages)

            On discretionary review, defendant Janise Firman challenges the entry of a small claim judgment against her under Iowa Code § 597.14 (2017).  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find the evidence was not sufficient to establish Janise was married to Dirk at the time he incurred a necessary medical expense, we reverse the judgment and remand for dismissal of the action against Janise. 

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