Rodenburg v. Fargo-Moorhead Y.M.C.A.

20000279 Clifton Rodenburg and
Donna Rodenburg, Plaintiffs and Appellants
Fargo-Moorhead Young Men's
Christian Association,
and Patrick Parker, Defendants and Appellees
William J. Hart,
Mark Lathrop and
Amelia Oponski, Defendants

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Ralph Robert Erickson
Nature of Action: Torts (Negligence, Liab., Nuis.)
Appellant: Pro se
Appellee: Nilles Law Firm
Appellee: Jeffries, Olson & Flom, PA
Appellant: Schulz Geiermann & Bergeson Law Offices, P.C.
Term: 03/2001   Argument: 03/13/2001
ND cite: 2001 ND 139
NW cite: 632 N.W.2d 407

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Viewing the evidence most favorably to the verdict, is the jury's finding that the YMCA was not negligent clearly contrary to the evidence; and did the court abuse its discretion in denying plaintiffs' motion for a new trial?
2. Did Iowa Defendant Patrick Parker become subject to North Dakota court jurisdiction when he provided a dangerous firearm knowing it would be brought to North Dakota under suspicious circumstances?
3. Does N.D.C.C.  32-03.2-02 permit comparison of the negligence of the Fargo-Moorhead YMCA with Hart's intentional assault?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the Trial Court Properly Held That It Lacked Personal Jurisdiction Over Iowa Defendant Patrick Parker.
II. Whether Appellants Are Restricted On Appeal to Those Issues Raised in the Motion for New Trial.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1. Have the Rodenburgs met their burden of proving that the trial court abused its discretion and acted arbitrarily, unreasonably or unconscionably by finding that the verdict was not against the weight of the evidence and by denying the Rodenburgs' motion for a new trial?
2. Whether the Rodenburgs have met their burden of proving that the trial court abused his discretion and acted arbitrarily, unreasonably or unconscionably by finding that the verdict was not a product of erroneous instructions relating to comparative fault.
3. Did the trial court commit error in finding that the court lacked jurisdiction over Defendant Parker?
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Docket entries:
110/10/2000 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 10/04/2000
210/10/2000 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 10/04/2000
310/31/2000 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 11/23/2000
411/22/2000 TRANSCRIPT commencing April 24, 2000 (7 volumes)
511/27/2000 DISK - TRA (3 disks) (commencing 4-24-00)
611/27/2000 RECORD ON APPEAL (4 Vols.), Exhibits, Depositions (9), and Transcript (1) NOT REC'D: #25,40,105,
711/27/2000 125,132,181,226,227,264,360,361,382(tapes); 293 (Exh.1A);294(Exh. 1B); and 376 (Steno Notes)
811/30/2000 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
911/30/2000 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 11-28-00 (Entry Nos. 394 & 395)
1012/29/2000 APPELLANT BRIEF & Addendum
1112/29/2000 APPELLANT APPENDIX (doesn't contain Order dated 4-6-00)
1201/02/2001 DISK - atb
1301/03/2001 Letter from Mr. Rodenburg dated 1-2-01 w/ nine stickers to be placed on P. 244 of ATA
1401/08/2001 Copies of Order dated 4-6-00 and Motion dated 2-3-00 for ATA.
1501/26/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF; Brief in Support, Stipulation of Appellants Re Ext. of Time to File
1601/26/2001 Brief; Aff. of Duane Ilvedson
1701/26/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 02/05/2001
1801/29/2001 Original Stipulation of Appellants RE: Ext. of Time to File Brief; original Affidavit of Duane
1901/29/2001 Ilvedson; Copy of YMCA Motion for Ext/Time/File ATB; copy of YMCA's Brief in Support (Same as
2001/29/2001 documents filed 1-26-01)
2101/29/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF (Patrick Parker)
2201/30/2001 DISK - AEB (Patrick Parker)
2302/01/2001 Motion to Correct Appellants' Opening Brief; Affidavit of Clifton Rodenburg; corrected page 12
2402/01/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (corrected page 12 inserted into each ATB). Granted
2502/05/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF (YMCA)
2702/06/2001 DISK (AE1) - YMCA
2802/08/2001 DISK - corrected ATB
3002/14/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (1000 additional words). Granted
3102/19/2001 REPLY BRIEF of Appellants
3202/19/2001 DISK - RYB
3302/27/2001 DISK - Corrected ATB, e-mailed, no disk
3402/28/2001 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hunke, Maurice R.
3503/13/2001 APPEARANCES: Clifton Rodenburg, Calvin N. Rolfson; Duane H. Ilvedson; Aaron J. Dorrheim
3603/13/2001 ARGUED: Rodenburg; Ilvedson; Dorrheim (Vol. X; page 117)
3805/03/2001 Copy of Opinion of Nebraska Supreme Court in Brandon v. Co. of Richardson
3905/04/2001 Letter from Duane Ilvedson dated 5-3-01 in response to the filing of Opinion of Brandon v. County
4005/03/2001 of Richardson from Nebraska Supreme Court (faxed copy)
4207/23/2001 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
4307/23/2001 Per Court, costs awarded to no party.
4407/23/2001 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
4608/06/2001 DISK - PER
4708/08/2001 Corrected/Substitute Opinion Page 7 of opinion filed 8-08-01 (copies sent to publishers)
4809/04/2001 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
4909/17/2001 MANDATE
5107/05/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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