Iowa

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Personal Property: 5 Years

Personal Injury: 2 years

Breach of Contract (Written): 10 Years

Breach of Contract (Oral): 5 Years

Statute of Repose (Real Property): 15 Years

Statute of Repose (Products): 15 Years

Breach of Warranty
(Express): 10 Years
(Implied): 5 Years

GOVERNMENT LIMITATIONS/NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

Claim shall be  made in writing and filed with the director of the department of management within 2 years of accrual.

PIP/MED PAY SUBROGATION

PIP: YES
MED PAY: YES

CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

Modified Comparative – 51%
Plaintiff cannot recover if 51% or more at fault (if found to be 50% at fault, plaintiff can recover)

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Limitation on Parents’ Liability:
-$2,000.00 for one act
-$5,000.00 for multiple acts to same claimant

Liable when child under 18 commits unlawful act

CERTIFICATE/AFFIDAVIT OF MERIT REQUIREMENT

There is generally no requirement for filing a certificate or affidavit of merit for claims against professionals

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

applies to defendants who are 50% or more at fault and only to economic damages
-Otherwise Several Liability

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

AGAINST OWNER OF VEHICLE: YES

MADE WHOLE DOCTRINE

Generally applicable

DEDUCTIBLE REIMBURSEMENT

Pro-Rata

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