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Case No. 18-1279

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Employers Mutual Casualty Company
John H. Smith


Employers Mutual Casualty Company


John H. Smith

Attorney for the Appellant

Matthew G. Novak and Stephanie L. Hinz

Attorney for the Appellee

William J. Bribriesco

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Marlita A. Greve, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Mahan, S.J., but decided by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Mahan, S.J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Employers Mutual Casualty Company appeals from the ruling granting John H. Smith summary judgment in its breach-of-contract action.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court erred in entering summary judgment for Smith because there is no identity of issues that would warrant the application of defensive issue preclusion.  We reverse and remand for further proceedings.   

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