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Case No. 19-0491

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GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation


GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation


Attorneys for Appellee

Randall D. Armentrout and Leslie C. Behaunek

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Lars G. Anderson, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  Dissent by Greer, J.  (21 pages)

            GreatAmerica seeks to enforce a “hell or high water” clause against an entity, Natalya Rodionova Medical Care, P.C. (NRMC), which has submitted evidence the signature on the financing contract is a forgery and that it did not accept or ratify the contract.  OPINION HOLDS: Viewing the record in the light most favorable to NRMC, the district court erred in finding GreatAmerica proved ratification as a matter of law.  There are genuine issues of material fact concerning ratification that preclude summary judgment.  DISSENT ASSERTS: Based on the undisputed facts, I believe the district court correctly granted summary judgment against NRMP.  I would affirm the summary judgment ruling and enter judgment accordingly.

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