Adam Zenor and Holli Brown successfully defended a farm implement dealer against a claim of negligent misrepresentation. The plaintiff sued the farm implement dealer after the combine plaintiff purchased caught fire. Zenor and Brown moved nearly immediately for summary judgment, asserting Iowa law does not recognize the claim of negligent misrepresentation in some contexts and the court should not recognize the claim in the context at issue there – against the Iowa farm implement dealer. The Iowa district court for Burlington County agreed and granted the motion for summary judgment against the retailer. The suit was dismissed in full.
Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company v. Randy Murdock and Precision Equipment, LLC, Burlington County Case No. LALA 004411