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Case No. 19-0519

Munger, Reinschmidt & Denne, L.L.P
v.
Roseanne M. Lienhard Plante and Chad L. Plante

The defendants appeal from the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff on its breach-of-contract claim for attorney fees owed pursuant to a contingency fee agreement. The district court found the attorney fee contract to be reasonable and valid at the time it was entered into and declined to reexamine the reasonableness of the contract at the conclusion of services. On appeal, the defendants contend the attorney fee contract should be evaluated for reasonableness throughout the operation of the contract. When evaluated in that matter, the defendants contend the contract violates Iowa Rule of Professional Conduct 32:1.5(a) and is thus void and unenforceable.

County:
Woodbury
Trial Court Case No.:
LACV182567

Appellees

Munger, Reinschmidt & Denne, L.L.P

Appellant

Roseanne M. Lienhard Plante and Chad L. Plante

Attorneys for Appellees

Jay E. Denne
Stanley E. Munger

Attorneys for Appellant

Bruce Johnson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Feb 11, 2020 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0519
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2020
Date Amended:
May 19, 2020

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