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Case No. 18-0170

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Lavon M. Brockman
Glen R. Ruby and Lori A. Ruby


Lavon M. Brockman


Glen R. Ruby and Lori A. Ruby

Attorney for the Appellant

Bradford L. Davis

Attorney for the Appellee

Lloyd R. Bergantzel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 05, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Kathleen A. Kilnoski, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (9 pages)

            LaVon Brockman appeals the dismissal of her equitable action to abate a private nuisance and establish a drainage easement.  She contends the district court erred in concluding a circumstance on adjoining land owned by Glen and Lori Ruby does not amount to a nuisance and the court failed to consider the easement issue.  Both parties request an award of appellate attorney fees.  The Rubys request an additional award of expert-witness fees incurred in the district court proceedings.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Brockman’s petition, deny the parties’ requests for appellate attorney fees, and deny the Rubys’ request for additional expert-witness fees.

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