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Case No. 20-1055

Greer v. Tailor Maid Services, LLC.

Phillip D. Greer, Plaintiff-Appellant


Richard L. Greer and Greer Cleaning, LLC d/b/a Sparkling Clean, Plaintiffs


Tailor Maid Services, LLC, Donnette Smith, Stewart Smith and Tom Diedrich, Defendants-Appellees.

Attorney for Appellant

Phillip D. Greer, self-represented

Attorney for Appellees

Donnette Smith, self-represented

Stewart Smith, self-represented

Tom Diedrich, self-represented

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 01, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Mary E. Chicchelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (10 pages)

            Phillip Greer appeals the district court’s order dismissing Greer’s breach-of-contract action against the defendants for lack of personal jurisdiction, arguing (1) “the District Court erred in determining that the ‘Letter of Intent’ was not a valid contract”; (2) “the District Court erred in [d]etermining that the Plaintiffs had not incurred any damages and thus had no standing to file suit”; and (3) “the District Court erred in not applying the ‘Calder Test’ in determining whether the Defendants are subject to specific jurisdiction in the state of Iowa.”  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the dismissal of the Smiths in their individual capacities.  We reverse the dismissal of Tailor Maid Services, LLC and the Smiths in their representative capacities and remand for further proceedings.

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