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Coach Ferentz wins another round in neighborhood legal fight

May 3, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife have won another round in a neighborhood fight.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that a judge’s ruling issued Wednesday affirms the Ferentzes do not owe neighbors around $9,600 for road maintenance and don’t have to remove landscaping that affords them privacy from intrusive football fans.

A homeowners association set up by the neighbors sued the Ferentzes in March 2016, accusing they’d breached a contract and committed trespass. A judge ruled in September 2017 that the Ferentzes weren’t required to join the association. The Iowa Supreme Court declined to hear the neighbors’ appeal, setting up what became a nonjury trial on Feb. 12-13 to hear the remaining claims.

The legal dispute is scheduled to continue in court in June next year on another breach-of-contract claim against Kirk and Mary Ferentz.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/