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Case No. 18-1320

Todd Whitman
v.
Casey's General Stores, Inc. and Casey's Marketing Company

Appellants

Todd Whitman

Appellee

Casey's General Stores, Inc. and Casey's Marketing Company

Attorneys for Appellants

Matthew M. Sahag
Michael J. Carroll

Attorneys for Appellee

Andrew Tice and Lindsay Vaught

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1320
Date Published:
Sep 25, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie K. Vaudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Potterfield, P.J., Greer, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (11 pages)

            Todd Whitman appeals the district court’s denial of his motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and for a new trial following the jury verdict for Casey’s General Stores, Inc. and Casey’s Marketing Company (Casey’s).  OPINION HOLDS:  We find (1) the district court did not err in denying Whitman’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict on his claim Casey’s improperly required him to take a drug test; (2) Whitman was not entitled to a new trial based on inconsistent verdicts; (3) Whitman is not entitled to a new trial based on improper jury instructions; and (4) the court did not abuse its discretion in awarding attorney fees.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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