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Quality Plus Feeds, Inc. v. Compeer Financial, FLCA
Quality Plus Feeds, Inc., Plaintiff-Appellee
Compeer Financial, FLCA, Defendant-Appellant
Etcher Family Farms, LLC; Etcher Farms, Inc.; Agriland FS, Inc.; Dewitt Veterinary Services, P.C. d/b/a Dewitt Veterinary Clinic; Jason Denning; Precision Pumping, Inc.; and Elmwood Farms, LLC, Defendants.
Attorney for Appellant
Dustan J. Cross and Rick J. Halbur
Attorney for Appellee
Thomas D. Story, Alexander M. Johnson, and Jennifer E. Lindberg
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Monroe County, Daniel P. Wilson, Judge. AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED. Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Ahlers, J. (8 pages)
Compeer Financial, FLCA (Compeer) appeals the grant of summary judgment to Quality Plus Feeds, Inc. (Quality Plus) foreclosing Quality Plus’s agricultural-supply-dealer lien. OPINION HOLDS: Navigating the competing priority rules is a somewhat complex and fact-intensive exercise. Finding genuine issues of material fact that preclude the grant of summary judgment for either party, we reverse the grant of summary judgment to Quality Plus, affirm the denial of summary judgment to Compeer, and remand for further proceedings.