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Case No. 18-1473

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Richard J. Holman and Becky S. Holman, individually, as father and mother and next friend of C.L.H., a minor
v.
DAC, Inc.

Appellant

Richard J. Holman and Becky S. Holman, individually, as father and mother and next friend of C.L.H., a minor

Appellee

DAC, Inc.

Attorneys for Appellant

Samuel A. Wooden, Todd K. Klapatauskas, and Natalia H. Blaskovich

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas M. Boes, Jason C. Palmer, and Robert J. Thole

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1473
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Michael J. Shubatt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (11 pages)

            The plaintiffs appeal the order granting summary judgment on their negligence claims in favor of the defendant, a group home for persons with intellectual disabilities.  They contend the defendant owed a legal duty to protect third parties from harm posed by a resident who tried to sexually assault a minor.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the relationship between the parties and public policy considerations weigh against finding the defendant had a legal duty to protect third parties from harm posed by one of its residents, we affirm the order granting summary judgment.

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