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Case No. 18-2161

Geri Doyle and Geri Doyle, Inc.
Mark Otto and Otto Law Office, PLLC


Geri Doyle and Geri Doyle, Inc.


Mark Otto and Otto Law Office, PLLC

Attorney for the Appellant

Billy J. Mallory

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas M. Boes and Janice M. Thomas

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Martha L. Mertz, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (11 pages)

            Geri Doyle appeals from a grant of summary judgment to her former attorney, Mark Otto, on her claims of legal negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent misrepresentation, and for punitive damages.  OPINION HOLDS: Otto met his burden to show there were no genuine issues of material fact that he did not breach his professional duty of skillful, prudent, and diligent representation to Doyle.  As a matter of law, he was entitled to summary judgment, and we affirm. 

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