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Case No. 18-1306

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Dean Thorson
Thomas Hansen and Jeanett Hansen


Dean Thorson


Thomas Hansen and Jeanett Hansen

Attorney for the Appellee

James A. Garrett

Attorneys for the Appellant

Erik W. Fern
Andrew J. Casper

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Winneshiek County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Bower, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (11 pages)

            Thomas and Jeanett Hansen appeal a trial court order finding in favor of Dean Thorson in a conversion and breach-of-contract action relating to a hay crop and farm-rental agreement.  The Hansens claim the trial court erred in denying their motion for new trial because Thorson made knowing material misrepresentations during trial that prejudiced the Hansens and the court erred in law and made a mistake of fact as to the date of conversion.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion for new trial and did not make an error of law or mistake of fact.  We affirm.

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