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Case No. 20-0336

Midstates Bank, N.A. v. LBR Enterprises, LLC

Midstates Bank, N.A., Plaintiff-Appellee

vs.

LBR Enterprises, LLC, Defendant-Appellee

and

Edward A. Tomas and Barbara E. Tomas, Defendants-Appellants.

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Edward A. Tomas and Barbara E. Tomas, Cross-Claim Plaintiffs-Appellants,

vs.

LBR Enterprises, LLC, Cross-Claim Defendant-Appellee.

Attorney for Appellants

Brett T. Osborn

Attorney for Appellee

Aimee K. Cizek and Travis J. Marr

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0336
Date Published:
May 12, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Ringgold County, Bradley McCall, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (21 pages)

            Barbara and Edward Tomas appeal the grant of reformation of a warranty deed based on an alleged scrivener’s error.  They argue Midstates lacked standing to seek reformation.  They also contend Midstates did not meet its burden of proving (1) the deed contained a scrivener’s error, (2) the deed did not reflect the true intent of the parties, and (3) the doctrine of merger did not apply.  Finally, they claim the district court should have awarded rent funds in their favor.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no grounds for reversal, we affirm the grant of reformation. 

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