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Case No. 22-1337

Simranjit Singh
v.
Michael Walter McDermott

Plaintiff appealed from a summary judgment dismissing his suit for damages sustained when his semi-truck collided with a cow on the interstate. He contends the district court erred in finding no genuine issues of material fact as to whether the cow’s owner was negligent and whether the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur should be applied. The court of appeals affirmed. Plaintiff seeks further review.

County:
Cass
Trial Court Case No.:
LACV025752

Applicant

Simranjit Singh

Resister

Michael Walter McDermott

Attorneys for the Applicant

Matthew M. Sahag
Gary Dickey

Attorneys for the Resister

Michael T. Gibbons
Christopher D. Jerram
Raymond E. Walden

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Oct 24, 2023 7:00 PM Marion High School

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
22-1337
Date Published:
Feb 02, 2024

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
22-1337
Date Published:
Jun 21, 2023
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cass County, Craig M. Dreismeier, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Ahlers, P.J., Chicchelly, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (5 pages)

            Simranjit Singh appeals a district court order granting Michael McDermott’s motion for summary judgment and dismissing Singh’s claim for negligence.  Singh alleges the district court erred in finding that he could not prove McDermott breached a duty of care or that the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur should be applied.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Singh has not put forth evidence by which a reasonable jury could find McDermott was negligent, we affirm the district court’s dismissal of this action.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Aug 18, 2023
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