Flickinger v. Mark IV Apartments, Assoc.

315 N.W.2d 794 (1982)

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Flickinger v. Mark IV Apartments, Assoc.

Iowa Supreme Court
315 N.W.2d 794 (1982)

SC

Facts

Flickinger (plaintiff) rented an apartment from Mark IV Apartments, Association (defendant). After Flickinger failed to pay her rent on time, Mark IV changed the locks on her apartment. Upon learning this, Flickinger left town, and Mark IV took possession of Flickinger’s property that she had left inside the apartment. Mark IV placed the property in a storage unit. Mark IV informed Flickinger that she was free to, and in fact should retrieve the property from the storage unit. Flickinger sued Mark IV for replevin. The trial court ordered Mark IV to return Flickinger’s property, but did not award Flickinger loss-of-use damages. Both parties appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Schultz, J.)

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