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Iowa Contributory Negligence Law
 
Christine Wagner v. State of Iowa

Christine Wagner, individually and as the executor of Janice Brissey’s estate, appeals from the district court’s denial of her motion for new trial and judgment notwithstanding the verdict. She asserts the verdict is inconsistent with the facts of the case because the driver of the vehicle that struck Brissey’s car was—at least to some degree—negligent. Because we conclude that, given th... More...   $0 (10-15-2014 - IA)

Protective Insurance Company v. Daniel Griffin

In an action by insurer Protective Insurance Company (Protective) against Daniel Griffin to recover property damages resulting from a motor vehicle collision, Griffin appeals from the grant of summary judgment in favor of Protective. Griffin asserts the district court erred in granting the motion because (1) there is insufficient evidence to establish he was negligent, and (2) there is insufficien... More...   $0 (03-12-2014 - IA)

THE ESTATE OF TROY ELLIS HAAKENSON, By and Through its Administrator Melissa Haakenson, MELISSA HAAKENSON, as Parent and Next Best Friend of STEVEN HAAKENSON and KRISTINA HAAKENSON, and MELISSA HAAKENSON, Individually, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. CHICAGO CENTRAL & PACIFIC RAIL ROAD COMPANY d/b/a ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF RAILROAD COMPANY, GEORGE PETERSON JR. and RICK MABE, Defendants-Appellees.

Melissa Haakenson, on behalf of the estate of her deceased husband Troy Haakenson, as parent and next best friend of her children, and in her individual capacity, filed suit against the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company, d/b/a the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company (“Chicago Central”), as well as two of its employees, George Peterson Jr. and Rick Mabe (collectively, hereinafter â... More...   $0 (03-12-2014 - IA)

Charles Furnald v. Anthony Hughes

This case requires that we consider the scope of Iowa’s savings statute that continues the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations for six months when “the plaintiff, for any cause except negligence in its prosecution, fails therein.” Iowa Code § 614.10 (2009). In this case, the plaintiff brought a personal injury action arising out of an automobile accident. The plaintiff voluntaril... More...   $0 (09-30-2011 - IA)

Todd A. Mulhern v. Catholic Health Initiatives a/k/a Catholic Health Initiatives

Elizabeth Von Linden, a successful business executive, took her own life three weeks after she was discharged as an inpatient from defendant Mercy Hospital’s psychiatric ward and six days after her outpatient office visit with Mercy’s psychiatrist. Her husband brought a wrongful death action against Mercy, alleging negligent care. Mercy raised defenses, including Von Linden’s comparative neg... More...   $0 (06-24-2011 - IA)

Glen D. Jahn v. Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motor America, Inc. d/b/a Hyundai Motor America

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa certified two questions to this court arising out of a products liability action. The two certified questions are:

1. Will the Iowa Supreme Court adopt sections 16 and 17 of the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability governing liability for enhanced injury, specifically, including rules of joint and several liabi... More...
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Cheryl Messerschmidt v. City of Sioux City

While volunteering at the Big Parade celebration in Sioux City, Cheryl Messerschmidt was seriously injured when a drunk driver plowed into the golf cart in which she was seated. Before the accident, a Big Parade worker made the decision to remove the road barricade which prevented cars from moving in this area during the celebration. Messerschmidt sued the city for her injuries. The city argues it... More...   $1000000 (11-26-2002 - IA)

Daniel Martins and Colleen Martins v. Interstate Power Company

The district court entered judgment on a jury verdict in favor of Daniel Martins and Coleen Martins against Interstate Power Company (Interstate). We transferred the case to the court of appeals and that court affirmed. We granted Interstate's application for further review. On further review, we consider one issue: Whether the district court erred in submitting a "pure nuisance" claim without an ... More...   $700000 (10-14-2002 - IA)

 
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