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Case No. 18-2022

Darren Sleister
State Farm Fire and Casualty Company


Darren Sleister


State Farm Fire and Casualty Company

Attorney for the Appellant

Kenneth R. Munro

Attorney for the Appellee

Guy Cook and Adam Zenor

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 07, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David May, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and Greer, JJ.  May, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            Darren Sleister appeals the district court’s orders granting judgment notwithstanding the verdict to State Farm Fire and Casualty Company (State Farm) on his breach-of-contract claim and dismissing his bad-faith claim.  He argues the evidence is sufficient for the jury to conclude he complied with the conditions of the homeowner’s policy issued by State Farm.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court’s detailed and well-reasoned opinion on judgment notwithstanding the verdict as to the breach-of-contract claim, and we affirm without further opinion.  Based on this conclusion, we also affirm the grant of summary judgment on his bad-faith claim.

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