No. 02-0464.

666 N.W.2d 163 (2003)

Josiah C. WILSON, Appellant, v. LIBERTY MUTUAL GROUP, Appellee.

Supreme Court of Iowa.

July 16, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven L. Udelhofen, Ankeny, and Blaine B. Hudnall, Des Moines, for appellant.

Patrick J. McNulty and Michael A. Carmoney of Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C., Des Moines, for appellee.

NEUMAN, Justice.

The main issue on this appeal is whether a workers' compensation claimant who settles his claim with the insurance carrier under Iowa Code section 85.35 (2001) can later prevail in an action against the carrier for bad-faith handling of the claim. The district court ruled that because the settlement required claimant to admit a bona fide dispute over the cause of his physical injury, he was estopped from asserting a contrary position in his claim...

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