Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 18-0809

Toby Thornton
v.
American Interstate Insurance Company

Following retrial on remand from Thornton v. American Interstate Insurance Company, 897 N.W.2d 445 (Iowa 2017), defendant appeals from the district court judgment entered on a jury verdict awarding plaintiff compensatory and punitive damages in his action for first-party bad faith in connection with a workers compensation claim. Defendant contends: (1) the district court erred in failing to grant a judgment notwithstanding of the verdict and/or remittitur with respect to the compensatory damages; (2) the court erred in failing to grant a remittitur and conditional new trial with respect to the jury’s punitive damage award; and (3) in the event another trial is ordered, plaintiff’s attorney should be disqualified from serving as trial counsel and a damage issue should not be submitted to the jury.

County:
Pottawattamie
Trial Court Case No.:
CVCV110614

Appellees

Toby Thornton

Appellants

American Interstate Insurance Company

Attorneys for Appellees

Tiernan T. Siems
Karen M. Keeler

Attorneys for Appellants

Mark McCormick
Stephen H. Locher
Matthew D. Callanan

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Dec 18, 2019 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0809
Date Published:
Feb 28, 2020
Date Amended:
May 06, 2020

View archived opinions from prior to November 2017

© 2021 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.