Anita Dhar Miller and Ben Erickson successfully defended an individual against multiple claims, including defamation, malicious prosecution, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. After an immense amount of discoverable information was exchanged between the parties, Miller and Erickson moved for summary judgment, asserting a number of affirmative defenses afforded to their client by Iowa law. At the hearing on the motion for summary judgment, they argued plaintiff failed to create a question of fact regarding the claims brought by plaintiff and/or the affirmative defenses asserted in defendant’s answer. The Iowa District Court for Polk County agreed and dismissed all five of plaintiff’s claims against Miller and Erickson’s client.
Iowa District Court for Polk County, Law No. LACL136297