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Case No. 18-1545

Brian and Lisa Terry
v.
Megan Dorothy

Plaintiffs appeal from a summary judgment dismissing their action against defendant for gross negligence in connection with a workplace injury. Plaintiffs contended the district court erred by finding a compromise settlement and release entered on plaintiff’s workers’ compensation claim barred their claims against defendant. The court of appeals reversed and remanded for further proceedings. Defendant seeks further review.

County:
Story

Resister

Brian and Lisa Terry

Applicants

Megan Dorothy

Attorneys for Resister

Sarah M. Baumgartner

Attorneys for Applicants

Valerie A. Foote
Charles A. Blades

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Sep 17, 2020 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1545
Date Published:
Oct 23, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1545
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Bethany Currie, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  Dissent by May, J.  (15 pages)

            Plaintiffs appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant on their gross negligence claims.  OPINION HOLDS: We reverse the grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant and remand for further proceedings.  DISSENT ASSERTS: The district court properly granted summary judgment based on established contract principles.

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