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First American Bank and C.J. Land, LLC v. Fobian Farms, Inc., Hoover Highway Business Part, Inc., and Gateway, Ltd.

Iowa Supreme Court

Case Name: First American Bank and C.J. Land, LLC v. Fobian Farms, Inc., Hoover Highway Business Part, Inc., and Gateway, Ltd.

Filed: January 26, 2018 by Iowa Supreme Court (No. 16-0624)

Subject matter: This case includes discussion of the following:

  • A party’s attempt to take advantage of a scrivener’s error in a commercial development plat and the underlying quiet-title litigation
  • The Supreme Court review (and ultimate reduction) of the amount of attorney fees and expenses awarded as a sanction for frivolous court filings from $145,427 to $30,000
  • The applicable analysis for determining the amount of sanctions under Rule 1.413
  • Sanctions against parties (versus lawyers). See dissent.

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