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Case No. 19-1012

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Rick Pruismann
Iowa Tanklines, Inc. and Zurich American Insurance Company


Rick Pruismann


Iowa Tanklines, Inc. and Zurich American Insurance Company

Attorney for the Appellee

Jerry L. Schnurr III

Attorney for the Appellant

Valerie A. Foote

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hamilton County, Kurt L. Wilke, Judge.  REVERSED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (11 pages)

            An employer and its insurer appeal the ruling of the district court on judicial review, which reversed the workers’ compensation commissioner’s decision on Rick Pruismann’s workers’ compensation claim.  OPINION HOLDS: The commissioner’s findings of fact with respect to the extent of Pruismann’s industrial disability are supported by substantial evidence and the commissioner’s application of those facts in holding Pruismann suffered a forty-five percent industrial disability is not irrational, illogical, or wholly unjustifiable.  The district court thus erred in failing to uphold the commissioner’s ruling.

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