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Case No. 17-1469

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State Farm Insurance
Christine Warth, as parent of Z.W. and Z.W., a minor child


State Farm Insurance


Christine Warth, as parent of Z.W. and Z.W., a minor child

Attorney for the Appellee

Jeremy L. Merrill

Attorney for the Appellant

Randy J. Wilharber and Clarissa A. Bierstedt

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 26, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Shawn R. Showers, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (11 pages)

           Christine Warth appeals the district court’s award of damages to State Farm Insurance stemming from a car accident.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the exhibits relied upon by the district court in its damage calculation contained inadmissible hearsay and did not fit within the business-records or residual exceptions.  We reverse the damage award and remand for further proceedings.

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