Iowa

Negligence Doctrine: Modified Comparative Negligence – 51 Percent Bar

Circuit # 8

Med Pay Subrogation - Yes

PIP Subrogation - Yes


Statute of Limitations

Statute of Repose: Products 15 years
Statute of Repose: Real Property 15 years
Breach of Contract (Written) 10 years
Personal Property 5 years
Personal Injury 2 years
Warranty N/A
Breach of Implied Warranty 5 years
Breach of Express Warranty 10 years

ABLE TO PURSUE OWNER

Sue Owner for Negligence - YES

Suspend Owner's License - YES


Deductible Reimbursement

Pro Rata State
 

I.C.A. § 191-15.43 (507B)
 


Garnishment

YES
(Note: ALL states allow garnishment for child support, alimony, taxes and federal student loans)
 

Garnishments last for 120 days. The maximum part of an individual’s aggregate disposable earnings for the work week that is subject to garnishment is the lesser of: 1. 25% of the disposable earnings or 2. The amount of the disposable earnings that exceed 40 times the federal minimum hourly rage; There is a sliding scale per creditor (not per judgment) ranging from $250 to 10% of annual wages, depending on annual wages; Public employees can be garnished
 


Parental Responsibility

Minor (Under 18)
Dollar Limit on Parents’ Liability:
   $2,000 for one act
   $5,000 for two or more acts to same claimant
Liability imposed for any unlawful act of minor that causes injury to person or property
 


Subrogation by Landlord's Carrier against Tenant

YES


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