In the Matter of the Estate of Marrian M. Newhall, Deceased.
Russell L. Newhall, Plaintiff-Appellant
Marcia E. Newhall Roll, Defendant-Appellee
Attorney for Appellant
Andrew B. Howie
Attorney for Appellee
Thomas D. Hanson
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Butler County, Rustin T. Davenport, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, P.J. (10 pages)
Russell Newhall challenges the probate court’s ruling on his motion to enforce a settlement agreement with his sister Marcia Roll dividing property from their mother’s estate, arguing because he received the grain bins under the agreement, the grain inside the bins belonged to him. OPINION HOLDS: Because the court properly applied contract principles in resolving the dispute, we affirm.