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Case No. 18-0864

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Doyle Kinzenbaw
Eric Tindal and Nidey, Erdahl, Tindal & Fisher, PLC


Doyle Kinzenbaw


Eric Tindal and Nidey, Erdahl, Tindal & Fisher, PLC

Attorney for the Appellant

Peter C. Riley

Attorney for the Appellee

Gregory M. Lederer and Shannon M. Powers

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Sean W. McPartland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (4 pages)

            The plaintiff in a legal malpractice suit appeals from a grant of summary judgment to the attorney.  He claims the district court erred in finding the dispositive issue of the underlying dispute was fully litigated, and approved by this court, and therefore barred his current claim through issue preclusion.  The plaintiff asserts his case meets an exception to issue preclusion.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court's detailed and well-reasoned opinion.  Accordingly, we affirm the order granting summary judgment under Iowa Court Rule 21.26(1)(d).

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