Bradshaw Attorney Set to Argue Before the Iowa Supreme Court
Feb 18, 2013
On February 19, 2013, Tom Joensen appears before the Iowa Supreme Court for oral arguments in the case of Residents of Elsie Mason Manor, et al. v. First Baptist Housing Foundation, et al. In this case, the Iowa Supreme Court is asked to interpret Iowa's Private Right of Action for Consumer Frauds Act. Plaintiffs are current and past tenants of Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Tower in downtown Des Moines. Plaintiffs brought suit in Polk County District Court seeking damages arising from an infestation of bed bugs in the two residential buildings. Defendants appeal from the district court's certification of a class action on behalf of plaintiffs and the court's ruling that each plaintiff need not prove that he or she relied on allegedly deceptive conduct on the part of defendants.