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Case No. 20-0432

Core Structural Services, LLC
v.
Neumann Brothers, Inc., North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Federal Insurance Company

Appellant

Core Structural Services, LLC

Appellee

Neumann Brothers, Inc., North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Federal Insurance Company

Attorney for the Appellant

Bradley M. Beaman and Frank M. Swanson

Attorney for the Appellee

Kevin J. Driscoll and Aaron J. Redinbaugh

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0432
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph Seidlin, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (11 pages)

            Core Structural Services LLC (Core) appeals the district court’s denial of its motion for attorney fees incurred during arbitration.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the attorney fees incurred during an integrally-related contract arbitration may be awarded at the court’s discretion under the statutory provision for mechanic’s lien attorney fees.  We reverse and remand for the district court to consider Core’s attorney fees request.

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