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Case No. 18-0793

Joseph Goche
v.
WMG, L.C.

Appellees

Joseph Goche

Appellant

WMG, L.C.

Attorneys for Appellees

Wesley T. Graham
Philip J. Kaplan

Attorneys for Appellant

Thomas W. Lipps

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0793
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Kossuth County, David A. Lester, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (10 pages)

            Limited liability company WMG appeals the district court’s grant of Joseph Goche’s motion for summary judgment on Joseph’s claim against WMG for its breach of a warranty deed.  The district court applied the doctrine of merger and rejected WMG’s request to reform the contract.  OPINION HOLDS: WMG raised a genuine issue of material fact by attempting to make a contrary showing to overcome the presumption of merger.  The district court erred when it granted Joseph’s motion for summary judgment.  We reverse and remand for further proceedings. 

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