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Case No. 21-1367

Daniel Reeves and Joy Reeves
Nilson Medeiros and Crystal Savage


Daniel Reeves and Joy Reeves


Nilson Medeiros and Crystal Savage

Attorney for the Appellee

Chad E. Schneider

Attorney for the Appellant

Colin Murphy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 15, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Jennifer Miller, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            Tenants, who vacated the property before their lease term ended, appeal from the denial of their motions for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict and a new trial following a suit by the owners to collect lost rent.  They argue the owners did not mitigate their damages in failing to adequately seek a new tenant and that the jury’s award of damages was based on passion and prejudice rather than the record.  OPINION HOLDS: The owners provided sufficient evidence to show they mitigated their damages and the jury’s award of damages has evidentiary support in the record, so we affirm the district court. 

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