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Case No. 18-1545

Brian and Lisa Terry
Megan Dorothy

Plaintiffs appeal from a summary judgment dismissing their action against defendant for gross negligence in connection with a workplace injury. Plaintiffs contended the district court erred by finding a compromise settlement and release entered on plaintiff’s workers’ compensation claim barred their claims against defendant. The court of appeals reversed and remanded for further proceedings. Defendant seeks further review.



Brian and Lisa Terry


Megan Dorothy

Attorney for the Resister

Sarah M. Baumgartner

Attorneys for the Applicant

Valerie A. Foote
Charles A. Blades

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 17, 2020 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 23, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Bethany Currie, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  Dissent by May, J.  (15 pages)

            Plaintiffs appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant on their gross negligence claims.  OPINION HOLDS: We reverse the grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant and remand for further proceedings.  DISSENT ASSERTS: The district court properly granted summary judgment based on established contract principles.

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