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Case No. 23-0236

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Fox Prairie Investors, LLC, Fox Prairie Plaza South Building Owners Association, Fox Prairie North Building Owners Association
v.
Walters Companies, Inc.

Appellant

Fox Prairie Investors, LLC, Fox Prairie Plaza South Building Owners Association, Fox Prairie North Building Owners Association

Appellee

Walters Companies, Inc.

Attorney for the Appellant

Jeffrey A. Stone and Jacob W. Nelson

Attorney for the Appellee

Chris C. White and Rene Charles Lapierre

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
23-0236
Date Published:
May 08, 2024
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David Nelmark, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Langholz, JJ.  Opinion by Langholz, J.  (17 pages)

            Some owners of the Fox Prairie Plaza appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing their breach-of-contract suit against Walters Companies, Inc.—the original developer and general contractor that built the Fox Prairie Plaza—under an assignment of a construction contract that Walters allegedly made with itself.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the owners presented no evidence from which a jury could find that they obtained a valid assignment of a right to sue Walters under Walters’s alleged contract with itself, their breach-of-contract claim fails. 

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