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Case No. 19-2114

Steven Schueller
v.
Allison Gillies and Stone Hill Community Association

Appellant

Steven Schueller

Appellees

Allison Gillies and Stone Hill Community Association

Attorneys for Appellant

Christopher C. Fry and Alyssa M. Carlson

Attorneys for Appellees

Chadwyn D. Cox, for appellee Stone Hill Community Association
Jason D. Lehman, for appellee Allison Gillies

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-2114
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Michael J. Shubatt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (17 pages)

            Steven Schueller appeals the district court’s order granting Allison Gillies’s partition claim and awarding unpaid assessments to Stone Hill Community Association (Stone Hill).  OPINION HOLDS: Schueller failed to establish adverse possession.  Stone Hill’s action to collect unpaid assessments was not barred by res judicata.  Because the assessment provisions in Stone Hill’s 1976 covenants are not “use restrictions,” they are not subject to Iowa Code section 614.24 (2018).

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