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A Frustrating Exercise: Federal District Court in Iowa Declines to Grant Summary Judgment on Frustration of Purpose Doctrine in a Breach of Contract Case

Rembrandt Enters., Inc. v. Dahmes Stainless, Inc., No. C15-4248-LTS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144636 (N.D. Iowa Sept. 7, 2017)

Author: R. Zachary Torres-Fowler

11/16/2017

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A Frustrating Exercise: Federal District Court in Iowa Declines to Grant Summary Judgment on Frustration of Purpose Doctrine in a Breach of Contract Case

On September 7, 2017, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Iowa denied a motion for summary judgment by Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc. (Rembrandt). In the motion, Rembrandt asked the court to grant declaratory relief and excuse the company from its breach of a contract with Dahmes Stainless, Inc. (Dahmes) under the doctrine of frustration of purpose.