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Case No. 20-1717

Matthew Kevin Bailey
Daren W. Davis and Mondelez Global, L.L.C.


Matthew Kevin Bailey


Daren W. Davis and Mondelez Global, L.L.C.

Attorneys for Appellee

Christopher P. Jannes and Katelyn T. McCollough

Attorneys for Appellants

Aaron Broussard and Michael J. Williamson
Danny L. Cornell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Mary Ann Brown, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (6 pages)

            Daren Davis and his employer, Mondelez Global, LLC (collectively, Davis), appeal from a district court order that granted a new trial to the plaintiff, Matthew Bailey, in Bailey’s personal injury action following the jury’s verdict finding no fault on the part of Davis.  Davis contends “sufficient evidence was submitted at trial to sustain the jury’s verdict” and “the jury’s verdict administered substantial justice and should not be disturbed.”  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the district court did not err in finding insufficient evidence to support the jury’s finding that Davis was not at fault.  We affirm the grant of Bailey’s new trial motion.

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