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Long v. McAllister

Iowa Supreme Court
319 N.W.2d 256 (1982)


Facts

Arthur Long (plaintiff) owned an automobile that was damaged by a farm wagon owned by Dan McCallister (defendant) and McCallister Seed Company, Inc. (defendant). Long sued for the fair market value of the automobile, plus $500 as the cost of renting a substitute vehicle while waiting for the appropriate insurance companies to finish their adjustment. The trial court denied the loss-of-use damages. Long appealed.

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