Erickson Secures Defense Verdict and Counterclaim Judgment in Bailment Claim

Posted on: July 8th, 2021

On June 28, 2021, Ben Erickson obtained a defense verdict and counterclaim judgment on behalf of a local business. The case stems from Plaintiff’s claim that Erickson’s client wrongfully towed and disposed of over fifteen vehicles in violation of Iowa law. Plaintiff plead multiple legal theories, including negligent bailment, unjust enrichment, and consumer fraud pursuant to Iowa Code 714H.3. Plaintiff sought over $100,000.00 in damages. The case proceeded to trial on March 22, 2021.

On June 28, 2021, the Court entered a defense verdict in favor of Erickson’s client. Moreover, the Court ruled Erickson’s client was entitled to judgment on its counterclaims against Plaintiff in the amount of $9,410.00.

Polk County Case No. CVCV059765

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