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Case No. 21-1871

O'Reilly Auto Enterprises v. Badia


O'Reilly Auto Enterprises d/b/a Ozark Automotive District and its Workers' Compensation Carrier, Safety Casualty Co., Plaintiffs-Appellees

Valarie Wiyo Joe Badia, Defendant-Appellant

Attorney for Appellees

Kelsey J. Paumer

Attorney for Appellant

Robb D. Goedicke

Kenneth J. Weiland

Attorney for Intervenor Nicholas Platt

Sarah M. Kouri

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 21, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Samantha Gronewald, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Valarie Badia appeals a summary judgment ruling in favor of O’Reilly Auto Enterprises concluding her attorney had authority to settle a workers’ compensation claim on her behalf.  OPINION HOLDS: Summary judgment was inappropriate because there is a genuine question of material fact whether Badia authorized her attorney to accept a settlement offer on her behalf.

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