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Case No. 20-0912

City of Tiffin v. Tat, LLC

City of Tiffin, Iowa, Plaintiff-Appellee,


TAT, LLC; DERS, LLC; and Dumont Investments, LLC, Defendants,


John Powell Rarick, and Robert Rarick, Trustees for the Trust Under Law Will and Testament of Ruth E. Rarick, Deceased, Defendants-Appellants.


John Powell Rarick and Robert Rarick, Trustees of the Trust Under Last Will and Testament of Ruth E. Rarick, Deceased, Counterclaim and Cross-Claim Plaintiffs,


City of Tiffin, Iowa; TAT, LLC; DERS, LLC, and Dumont Investments, LLC

            Counterclaim and Cross-Claim Defendants.

Attorneys for Appellants

Charles A. Meardon, Robert N. Downer & Peter J. Gardner

Attorney for Appellees

Robert W. Goodwin

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Chad Kepros, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (14 pages)

            Trustees of a trust appeal adverse rulings in a condemnation-related proceeding.  They challenge the district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the City of Tiffin (the City), denial of their renewed motion to compel discovery, and invalidation of a conveyance made by the trust.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the entry of summary judgment and the denial of the trust’s renewed motion to compel.  We reverse the district court to the extent its ruling invalidated the quit claim deed, and we remand the matter to the district court to enter an order clarifying the same.

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