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Case No. 18-0335

Doug Ommen and Dan Watkins
v.
Milliman, Inc., Kimberley Hiemenz, and Michael Strum

In litigation brought by the liquidators of a failed insurance company against an actuarial and consulting firm that had provided services to the company under a contract containing an arbitration clause, defendants appeal from a district court order denying their motion to dismiss the liquidators’ malpractice and related claims and to compel arbitration. Defendants contend the district court erred in: (1) finding the liquidators’ claims do not arise out of or relate to the work defendant performed for the insurance company pursuant to the parties’ agreement; and (2) misconstruing and applying provisions of the Insurers Supervision, Rehabilitation, and Liquidation Act, Iowa Code chapter 507C, to contradict, supersede and reverse pre-empt defendant’s arbitration rights under the Federal Arbitration Act and the Supremacy Clause of the Federal Constitution.

County:
Polk
Trial Court Case No.:
LACL138070

Appellees

Doug Ommen and Dan Watkins

Appellants

Milliman, Inc., Kimberley Hiemenz, and Michael Strum

Attorneys for Appellees

Kevin J. Driscoll
John David Hilmes
Kirsten A. Byrd

Attorneys for Appellants

Reid L. Ashinoff
Justin N. Kattan
Stephen H. Locher
Matthew C. McDermott
Christopher J. Jessen

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Jan 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0335
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2020

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