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Case No. 23-0866

William and Mary Goche, LLC, Global Assets, LLC, and Joseph Goche
v.
Kossuth County Board of Supervisors in their capacity as Trustees of Drainage Districts 4, 18, and 80, Roger Tjarks, Pam Wymore, Kyle Stecker, Jack Plathe, Gene Elssbecker, Galen Casey, Donnie Loss, Don McGregor, and Don Besch

Plaintiff landowners, who allege defendant trustees of three drainage districts engaged in acts of intentional, willful, wanton and/or reckless misconduct causing plaintiffs financial harm, appeal from a district court order dismissing their action for punitive damages. See Iowa Code § 468.526A (2023). They contend the court erred in dismissing their suit on grounds the trustee defendants owe no fiduciary duties to individual landowners in the drainage districts.

County:
Kossuth
Trial Court Case No.:
LACV027745

Appellant

William and Mary Goche, LLC, Global Assets, LLC, and Joseph Goche

Appellee

Kossuth County Board of Supervisors in their capacity as Trustees of Drainage Districts 4, 18, and 80, Roger Tjarks, Pam Wymore, Kyle Stecker, Jack Plathe, Gene Elssbecker, Galen Casey, Donnie Loss, Don McGregor, and Don Besch

Attorneys for the Appellant

Joel D. Vos
Zack A. Martin
Samuel L. Blatnick

Attorneys for the Appellee

Robert W. Goodwin
Jeffrey W. Coleman

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Mar 20, 2024 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
23-0866
Date Published:
Apr 19, 2024

Other Information

Date Retained:
Nov 28, 2023
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