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Case No. 18-1118

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Sheryl Schwab
Jennifer Zahradnik


Sheryl Schwab


Jennifer Zahradnik

Attorneys for Appellant

Peter C. Riley

Attorneys for Appellee

Gregory M. Lederer and Shannon M. Powers

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Lars G. Anderson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (11 pages)

            Sheryl Schwab appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in her legal malpractice action against Jennifer Zahradnik.  Schwab claims Zahradnik provided negligent legal representation by failing to preserve her rights to her ex-spouse’s potential medical-malpractice claim, her right to file a loss-of-consortium claim, and a right to reimbursement for insurance premiums paid during the dissolution.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court dismissal of Schwab’s legal malpractice claims.

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