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Case No. 18-1294

John L. Hintermeister
v.
Belin McCormick, PC, Nathan J. Barber, Riverview Hotel Development, LLC d/b/a Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, and MLC Land Company, LLC

Appellant

John L. Hintermeister

Appellees

Belin McCormick, PC, Nathan J. Barber, Riverview Hotel Development, LLC d/b/a Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, and MLC Land Company, LLC

Attorneys for Appellant

Patrick L. Woodward and Ryan F. Gerdes (until withdrawal)

Attorneys for Appellees

Matthew C. McDermott, for Belin McCormick, P.C.
Steven J. Havercamp

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1294
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Muscatine County, Patrick McElyea, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (12 pages)

            Plaintiff John Hintermeister appeals the district court decision granting summary judgment to defendants Nathan Barber, Belin McCormick, P.C., Riverview Hotel Development, LLC, and MLC Land Company, LLC for his claims of tortious interference with business relations and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The district court determined the litigation privilege applied to the defendants’ conduct and granted their motion for summary judgment. OPINION HOLDS:  We determine the district court properly granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment. 

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