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Case No. 18-1460

Estate of Wilbur M. Arnold, William D. Arnold
v.
Bruce C. Arnold, Individually and as Executor, Karen L. Heuer, as Executor, Steven C. Arnold, as Executor, BCA Farmland Corporation, Arlys L. Arnold, Don R. Arnold, Lance J. Arnold, Mary A. Arnold, and Warren J. Arnold

Appellant

Estate of Wilbur M. Arnold, William D. Arnold

Appellees

Bruce C. Arnold, Individually and as Executor, Karen L. Heuer, as Executor, Steven C. Arnold, as Executor, BCA Farmland Corporation, Arlys L. Arnold, Don R. Arnold, Lance J. Arnold, Mary A. Arnold, and Warren J. Arnold

Attorneys for Appellant

David J. Dutton and Nathan J. Schroeder

Attorneys for Appellees

Michael A. Smith and Lawrence B. Cutler
Joel J. Yunek, for Karen L. Heuer and Steven Arnold

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1460
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hancock County, Colleen D. Weiland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (9 pages)

            William Arnold sued members of his family for tortious interference and undue influence resulting in him not receiving a bequest of the family farmland from his aunt and uncle.  The district court granted the defendants summary judgment.  William appeals.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the evidence William brings is no more than speculative about the influence the defendants may have had on the deceased, the grant of summary judgment was proper, and we affirm. 

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