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Case No. 17-1432

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Rebecca Coffin
v.
Brenna Christine Doherty

Appellee

Rebecca Coffin

Appellant

Brenna Christine Doherty

Attorneys for Appellee

Bruce J. Toenjes

Attorneys for Appellant

Stephen E. Doohen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1432
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (8 pages)

            Brenna Doherty appeals an order for new trial granted to Rebecca Coffin following a jury verdict finding Doherty was not at fault for an automobile accident.  OPINION HOLDS:  The jury instruction on sudden emergency was not applicable in the case and its inclusion was prejudicial.  We affirm the district court order for a new trial.

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