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Case No. 20-0448

Rick Mrla a/k/a Robert Marion Richard Mrla
Kenny Johnson


Rick Mrla a/k/a Robert Marion Richard Mrla


Kenny Johnson

Attorney for the Appellant

Michael W. Ellwanger

Attorney for the Appellee

Douglas L. Phillips and Zachary D. Clausen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Roger L. Sailer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (6 pages)

            Robert Mrla appeals the district court ruling dismissing his claim of gross negligence against his coemployee, Kenny Johnson, brought under Iowa Code section 85.20 (2018).  He claims the district court erred by finding there were insufficient facts to generate a jury question on gross negligence.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s ruling granting Johnson’s motion for summary judgment, as Mrla failed to prove the elements of gross negligence. 

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