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Negligence : Legal Malpractice – Statute Of Limitations – Iowa Law

Where Iowa plaintiffs challenged the dismissal of their legal malpractice claims as untimely, the judgment is affirmed because the alleged malpractice occurred exclusively in Nebraska, so neither district court erred in concluding that the Iowa was an improper venue, and the court did not err in applying the Nebraska statute of limitations in the absence of exceptional circumstances.

Judgment is affirmed.

Steen v. Murray (MLW No. 67062/Case No. 13-2663 – 11 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, Smith Camp, J.  (Diana Vogt, Omaha, Nebraska, argued for appellant) (Jonathan J. Papik, Omaha, Nebraska, argued for appellee;  James M. Bausch appeared on the brief).

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