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Case No. 21-0915

C2P Pigs, LLC v. Kingsley Livestock Producers LLC

C2P Pigs, LLC and C2P Pigs Kingsley, LLP, Plaintiffs-Appellees

Kingsley Livestock Producers, Defendant

Donald M. Fedie and Agri Control Company, Inc., Defendants-Appellants

Agri Control Company, Inc., Third-Party Plaintiff

Center Feed Store, Inc., Howard Dekkers, and Dean Dekkers, Third-Party Defendants

Attorney for Appellants

Robert B. Deck

Attorneys for Appellees

Daniel E. DeKoter

Brandon J. Krikke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Duane E. Hoffmeyer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (39 pages)

            As it pertains to the parties and claims left on appeal, C2P Pigs, LLC (C2P) and C2P Pigs/Kingsley LLP (the partnership) brought suit against Agri Control Company, Inc. and Donald Fedie, who is the sole shareholder of Agri Control.  The plaintiffs alleged that Agri Control breached the management services agreement it entered into with the partnership, Agri Control and Fedie made fraudulent misrepresentations to C2P and the partnership, and Agri Control and Fedie breached their fiduciary duties to C2P and the partnership.  The jury found in favor of the plaintiffs on each claim, awarding C2P $300,000 and the partnership $660,000.  On appeal, the defendants argue that either their motion for directed verdict or their motion for new trial should have been granted on two of the underlying claims—they do not contest that Agri Control breached the management services agreement.  They also challenge some jury instructions, the award of damages, and the jury’s decision that Agri Control’s corporate veil should be pierced to make Fedie personally responsible for the breach-of-contract judgment against Agri Control.  OPINION HOLDS: The defendants have not shown the district court committed a reversible error; we affirm the judgment against them.

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