Iowa Appeals Court Affirms Damages Award For Pond That Cannot Retain Water

(April 29, 2016, 11:06 AM EDT) -- DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa Court of Appeals panel on April 27 affirmed a trial court judge’s ruling awarding $120,990.46 to a landowner over an improperly installed pond, holding that the property did not benefit from the pond and that the owner sustained damages as a result of the pond’s inability to retain water (Reilly Construction Co. Inc. v. Bachelder Inc., No. 15-1192, Iowa App.; 2016 Iowa App. LEXIS 411).

(Opinion available. Document #09-160506-011Z.)

A panel composed of Iowa Court of Appeals Judges Anuradha Vaitheswaran,...
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