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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
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.