Becher v. Hunt Irrigation, Inc.

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Becher v. Hunt Irrigation, Inc.

Case Number
A-18-0447
Court Number
Lancaster
Call Date
April 16, 2019
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

A-18-0447, Becher v. Hunt Irrigation, Inc.

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorney for Appellant: Bradley A. Sipp

Attorneys for Appellee: Ryan C. Carson and Elizabeth J. Chrisp (Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom & Holbrook, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action: Breach of Contract and Negligence

Action Taken by the Trial Court: Mark Becher filed a complaint alleging breach of contract and negligence claims against Hunt Irrigation, Inc. (Hunt Irrigation). Becher claimed the company agreed to winterize his home sprinkler system, but did not do so, and this resulted in damages in excess of $200,000. Hunt Irrigation filed a motion for summary judgment, which the trial court sustained. The trial court concluded the essential elements of a contract were not established, including that the parties never agreed on the cost of the services sought.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: Becher claims, consolidated and restated, that the district court erred in granting Hunt Irrigation’s motion for summary judgment because there are genuine issues of material fact regarding whether or not Hunt Irrigation promised to winterize his sprinkler system, as well as whether the parties agreed on the cost of services to be performed.

Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
A1
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Riedmann, and Bishop, Judges