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Case No. 23-0369

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Doyle v. Johnny B's Construction, Inc.

Timothy Doyle, Plaintiff-Appellant,


Johnny B's Construction, Inc., d/b/a Absolute Cabinets and Custom Cabinetry, and Jonathan Brundrett, Defendants-Appellees.


Johnny B's Construction, Inc., Counterclaim Plaintiff-Appellee,


Timothy Doyle, Counterclaim Defendant-Appellant.

Attorney for Appellant

Jeremy B. Hahn

Attorney for Appellee

Christopher S. Wendland

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 27, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clayton County, John J. Sullivan, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Buller and Langholz, JJ.  Opinion by Langholz, J.  (12 pages)

            Timothy Doyle appeals from the district court’s dismissal of his breach-of-contract claims against Johnny B’s Construction, Inc., the contractor that he hired to repair his hunting cabin.  He also appeals the judgment against him on Johnny B’s counterclaim that he breached the contract by failing to pay for all the services performed under the contract.  OPINION HOLDS:  The evidence before the district court was sufficient for the court to reach its findings that (1) Johnny B’s delay in performance was excused by the pandemic; (2) Doyle’s allegations of defective workmanship were not credible; and (3) Doyle breached the contract by failing to pay for some of the work Johnny B’s performed.

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