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Case No. 18-0565

James Heal
v.
Brian Anderson

Appellant

James Heal

Appellee

Brian Anderson

Attorneys for Appellant

John W. Pilkington

Attorneys for Appellee

Jennifer L. Zahradnik

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0565
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Iowa County, Ian K. Thornhill, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (10 pages)

            James Heal appeals the entry of a civil money judgment, challenging the district court’s conclusion that he was grossly negligent in storing and caring for items under a gratuitous bailment belonging to a Brian Anderson.  Anderson requests an award of appellate attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s entry of judgment in part, reverse it in part, and remand the matter to the district court for entry of judgment against Heal and in favor of Anderson in the amount of $37,485.23, plus interest in accordance with law, and an order for Heal to return to Anderson the items he is not liable for converting.  Anderson’s request for appellate attorney fees is denied.  Costs on appeal are taxed equally between the parties.

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