Albrecht v. Metro Area Ambulance

20000226 Laura Rae Albrecht, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Metro Area Ambulance
and Kent Hummel, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Judge Burt L. Riskedahl
Nature of Action: Personal Injury
Counsel:
Appellant: David E. Boeck
Appellee: Zuger Kirmis & Smith
Term: 02/2001   Argument: 02/26/2001  2:45pm
ND cite: 2001 ND 61
NW cite: 623 N.W.2d 367

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether Plaintiff, Laura R. Albrecht (Laura), must lose the case as a matter of law because "some showing of damages is essential in order to make out a prima facie case in this type of action."
2. Whether Laura must lose the case as a matter of law because she "offered absolutely no evidence establishing damages, and it would require speculation, conjecture, and surmise by the court to order an award of damages."
3. Whether nominal damages can be lawfully denied to Laura when the denial was based upon mistaken interpretations of the legal questions presented in issues #1 and #2.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the district court abused its discretion when it denied a motion for new trial that failed to meet the particularity requirement, that acknowledged sufficient evidence of damages for a prima facie case had not been presented, and that, on appeal, raises issues not raised in the motion.

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Docket entries:
108/09/2000 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/07/2000
208/29/2000 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT (Sharon Fox): 08/17/2000
308/29/2000 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Sharon Fox): 10/06/2000
408/29/2000 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte)
508/29/2000 ACTION BY CLERK (NOTE: delete MAT/ACL when ATB is filed). Granted: 09/16/2000
609/13/2000 Ltr w/attached Petition In Forma Pauperis from David Boeck (Petition not complete)
709/18/2000 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
809/18/2000 ACTION BY CLERK (ATB will be due 40 days after TRA is filed.). Granted: 11/22/2000
909/25/2000 MOTION PETITION IN FORMA PAUPERIS TO WAIVE FILING FEE ON APPEAL W/COVER LTR
1009/28/2000 ACTION BY CLERK (Mot. Pet. In Forma Pauperis). Granted
1110/06/2000 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
1210/06/2000 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 11/15/2000
1310/13/2000 TRANSCRIPT DATED 1-19-00
1410/13/2000 DISK - TRA dated 1-19-00
1510/19/2000 RECORD ON APPEAL & separates 69(partial transcript), 58(transcript), 57(memorandum), 49(trial
1604/19/2001 MANDATE
1710/19/2000 brief and attachment), 21(exhibits)
1811/21/2000 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1911/21/2000 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 12/01/2000
2004/03/2001 Corrected/Substitute Opinion Pages (Cover 4th para., 1st line; Page 1, para. 2, line one)
2112/04/2000 APPELLANT BRIEF
2212/04/2000 APPELLANT APPENDIX
2312/05/2000 DISK - ATB
2401/03/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF
2501/03/2001 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2601/03/2001 DISK - AEB
2701/23/2001 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant
2801/30/2001 DISK - RYB
2902/26/2001 APPEARANCES: David Boeck, Laura Albrecht; Tracy Vigness Kolb, Lance D. Schreiner
3002/26/2001 ARGUED: Boeck; Kolb (Vol. X; page 113)
3102/26/2001 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3203/20/2001 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
3303/20/2001 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
3403/20/2001 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant
3503/21/2001 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
3604/19/2001 MANDATE
3704/25/2001 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3806/25/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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