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Case No. 19-0057

Brian Andreesen
v.
Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company, d/b/a Canadian National Railway Company

Appellants

Brian Andreesen

Appellees

Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company, d/b/a Canadian National Railway Company

Attorneys for Appellants

Fredric A. Bremseth
Robert M. Livingston

Attorneys for Appellees

R. Todd Gaffney and Kellen B. Bubach
Charles H. Russell, III

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0057
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Kathleen A. Kilnoski, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (12 pages)

            Brian Andreesen appeals the district court’s denial of his motion for a new trial following a civil jury verdict in favor of the defendant, a railroad company.  He generally challenges the propriety of the instructions the district court provided to the jury concerning the statute of limitations and discovery rule.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the court’s use of the term “symptoms” in its jury instructions as a correct statement of the law.  We find the court’s preceding use of the term “first” to be error.  However, we find the instructional error harmless and thus affirm the denial of the motion for a new trial.

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