Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Dorothy A. O'Brien of O'Brien & Greve, P.L.C., Davenport, and Jerry A. Soper of Soper Law Firm, P.C., Davenport, for appellants.
Robert D. Lambert of Bittner, Lambert & Werner, Davenport, and William J. Bush of Bush, Motto, Creen & Koury, Davenport, for appellees.
Supreme Court of Iowa.
The facts of this case are as tragic as they are bizarre. An employee of a pizza restaurant told management his supervisor had sex with a subordinate. When his supervisor found out, he punched the employee in the chest. The employee died from the blow, a so-called "chest shot."
The employee's estate sued the pizza company, alleging retaliation and negligent supervision. The retaliation claim was premised upon the theory the employee was punished...
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