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Case No. 19-1319

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Jamie Gustafson and Chandra Gustafson
David Zephier and AMCO Insurance Company


Jamie Gustafson and Chandra Gustafson


David Zephier and AMCO Insurance Company

Attorney for the Appellant

Michael T. Norris and Thomas P. Slater

Attorney for the Appellee

Kelly W. Otto

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David M. Porter, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (5 pages)

            Plaintiffs in a personal-injury case appeal from a district court order granting a defendant’s motion to transfer venue from Polk County to Harrison County.  OPINION HOLDS: One of the two defendants was a resident of Polk County, and thus venue was proper in Polk County in this personal injury action, pursuant to Iowa Code section 616.18 (2019).  The district court lacked discretion to transfer venue to Harrison County, and we therefore reverse.

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