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Case No. 19-1306

Debra Gries
Ames Ecumenical Housing, Inc. d/b/a Stonehaven Apts.,

Plaintiff in negligence action seeking recovery for injuries sustained from a fall on an icy walkway in front of defendant’s apartment complex appeals from a summary judgment dismissing her claims on grounds the continuing storm doctrine precluded liability. Plaintiff contends the district court erred: (1) by failing to recognize the continuing storm doctrine should be abandoned following the supreme court’s adoption of the Restatement (Third) of Torts in Thompson v. Kaczinski, 774 N.W.2d 829 (Iowa 2009); (2) in finding the continuing storm doctrine was even applicable under the facts of this case; and (3) by failing to find genuine issues of fact prevented summary judgment on the issue.

Trial Court Case No.:


Debra Gries


Ames Ecumenical Housing, Inc. d/b/a Stonehaven Apts.,

Attorneys for the Appellant

Frederick W. James
Shawn Smith

Attorneys for the Appellee

Michael C. Richards
Daniela Erickson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Apr 07, 2020 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2020
Date Amended:
Aug 13, 2020
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