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Case No. 15-0471

Westco Agronomy Company, LLC
v.
William S. Wollesen a/k/a Bill Wollesen, Kristi J. Wollesen, William S. and Kristi J. Wollesen Revocable Trust, John W. Wollesen, Iowa Plains Farms and Chad A. Hartzler

The appellants seek further review of the court of appeals decision affirming their appeal and reversing the grant of summary judgment on the cross-appellant’s negligent-empowerment claim. The appellants argue that requiring a defendant to disprove negligence under Iowa Code section 706A.2(5) violates the due process clause. They further argue that in reconciling inconsistent verdicts, the district court should not assume the jury went outside the instructions or made a finding that would violate due process. Lastly, the appellants contend the issue of whether a party has a right to try a claim in equity is a legal question upon which district courts do not have discretion.

Trial Court Case No.:
LACV046817

Applicants

Westco Agronomy Company, LLC

Appellees

William S. Wollesen a/k/a Bill Wollesen, Kristi J. Wollesen, William S. and Kristi J. Wollesen Revocable Trust, John W. Wollesen, Iowa Plains Farms and Chad A. Hartzler

Attorneys for Applicants

John F. Lorentzen
Thomas H. Walton
John A. Gerken

Attorneys for Appellees

John C. Gray
Joel D. Vos
Samuel L. Blatnick

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Nov 13, 2017 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
15-0471
Date Published:
Dec 22, 2017

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
15-0471
Date Published:
Dec 21, 2016

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jul 14, 2017
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