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Case No. 16-1972

City of West Liberty
v.
Employers Mutual Casualty Company

The court granted further review of a court of appeals decision that affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the City of West Liberty’s insurer, Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMC). The court of appeals found that the electrical arcing that caused physical damage to the City’s property was excluded by the express terms of the insurance policy. The City argues the court of appeals erred by failing to apply the efficient proximate cause rule and in failing to conclude that the squirrel’s actions were the efficient proximate cause of the City’s claimed loss.

County:
Muscatine
Trial Court Case No.:
LACV023321

Applicant

City of West Liberty

Resister

Employers Mutual Casualty Company

Attorneys for Applicant

Thomas A. Vickers, Scott A. Ruksakiati, Danial P. Kresowik, Jamie A. Bosten

Attorneys for Resister

Sean M. O'Brien and Catherine M. Lucas

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Dec 11, 2018 1:30 PM

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
16-1972
Date Published:
Feb 01, 2019

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
16-1972
Date Published:
Mar 07, 2018

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jul 19, 2018

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