Myer v. Rygg

20000257 Carmen Myer and Beth Myer,
parents of Patrick J. Myer,
deceased, Plaintiffs and Appellants
Charles O. Rygg, Defendant and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Judge Bruce E. Bohlman
Nature of Action: Personal Injury
Appellant: Pearson Christensen & Clapp, PLLP
Appellee: Morley Law Firm, Ltd.
Term: 04/2001   Argument: 04/17/2001  10:45am
ND cite: 2001 ND 123
NW cite: 630 N.W.2d 62

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the District Court erred in allowing the investigating police officer to testify as an expert witness for the defense, when never disclosed as such during the discovery process, regarding an ultimate issue of opinion.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court committed reversible error in allowing the investigating officer, Greg LaHaise, to testify that excessive speed on the part of the deceased was a contributing factor to the accident.
II. Whether any such error, if any, is merely harmless error.

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Docket entries:
109/07/2000 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 09/05/2000
209/15/2000 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 09/14/2000
410/04/2000 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 12/13/2000
512/12/2000 FAXED MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Nancy Krogstad, Ct. Reporter)
612/12/2000 ACTION BY CLERK (MTR). Granted: 01/12/2001
701/12/2001 TRANSCRIPT DATED MAY 8, 9, 10, 11, 2000
801/16/2001 DISK - TRA OF MAY 8,9,10,11, 2000
901/16/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL including depositions (2), not forwarded with the record were entries #46
1001/16/2001 (Affidavit of Personal Service), 59 (Pltf. Ex #14 Poster Board Diagram), 61 (Pltf. Ex 15 Poster
1101/16/2001 Board Pictures), 62 (Pltf. Ex 16 Poster Board Pictures), 63 (Pltf. Ex 17 Poster Board Pictures)
1201/16/2001 #64 (Pltf. Ex 18 Poster Board Diagram), 68a (Deft Ex 31 Poster Board Diagram), 69 (Deft Ex 31-D
1301/16/2001 Poster Board Diagram), 70 (Deft Ex 33 Poster Board Diagram), 75 (Deft Ex 34-F Medium Poster Board
1401/16/2001 Photo), 76 (Deft Ex 34-G Medium Poster Board Photo), 77 (Deft Ex 34-H Medium Poster Board Photo),
1501/16/2001 79 (Deft Ex 36 Poster Board Aerial Photo), 98 (Deft Ex 63 Yardstick)
1602/20/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF
1802/21/2001 DISK - atb
1903/02/2001 Blue cover for ATB
2003/23/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF
2104/23/2001 w/attached addendum
2203/30/2001 Consent to Representation by a Student Practitioner (Erin Diaz to appear on behalf of Carmen & Beth
2303/30/2001 Myer & to appear for oral argument)
2404/02/2001 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 3-30-01 (Entry Nos. 69, 70, 75, 76, & 79 -- Exhibits)
2504/17/2001 APPEARANCES: Erin M. Diaz, third year law student appearing under the rules on the limited practice
2604/17/2001 of law by law students, James D. Hovey; Patrick R. Morley
2704/17/2001 ARGUED: Diaz; Morley (Vol. X; page 124)
3007/10/2001 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
3107/10/2001 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
3207/11/2001 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
3308/03/2001 MANDATE
3507/01/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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