Gepner v. Fujicolor Processing, Inc.

20010022 Lynetta K. Gepner
and Donald Kroll, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Fujicolor Processing, Inc.
of Sioux Falls, South
Dakota, U.S.A., and Fuji
Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.,
principle consolidated
subsidiaries of Fuji
Photo Film Co., Ltd. of
Tokyo, Japan, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Frank L. Racek
Nature of Action: Personal Injury
Counsel:
Appellant: Stefanson, Plambeck & Foss
Appellee: Maring Williams Law Office
Term: 09/2001   Argument: 09/10/2001  1:30pm
ND cite: 2001 ND 207
NW cite: 637 N.W.2d 681

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
A. Whether the District Court Erred in Vacating the Default Judgment Entered Against Appellee Fujicolor Processing, Inc.?
B. Whether an Uninsured Employer May Contest Decisions of the North Dakota Workers Compensation Bureau Under N.D.C.C  65-09-02, as amended in 1995?
C. Whether There Was Sufficient Evidence to Rebut the Prima Facie Case Established by Appellant Lynetta K. Gepner of Wrongful Termination in Retaliation for Asserting a Workers Compensation Claim?
D. Whether the Loss of Consortium Claim Should Have Been Denied?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in vacating the default judgment under Rule 60(b).
of the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure.
II. The trial court did not abuse its discretion ordering Gepner to undergo physical and mental examinations pursuant to Rule 35 of the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure.
III. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in the admission of testimony from Dr. Phipps-Yonas, Dr. Fisher and Royal Jorgenson.
IV.Gepner's termination was appropriate under the circumstances.
V. The trial court properly instructed the jury in this case.
VI. The trial court correctly denied the Plaintiffs' Motion for Directed Verdict.

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Docket entries:
101/22/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/18/2001
201/22/2001 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 01/18/2001
301/22/2001 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
401/26/2001 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 03/09/2001
503/12/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
603/12/2001 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 04/18/2001
703/27/2001 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 10/3/00; 10/4/00; 10/5/00; 10/6/00; & 10/9/00 (5 vols.)
803/28/2001 DISK - (TRA commencing 10-3-00)
904/02/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL (5 vols.), Exhibits, & Depositions (9) Not rec'd: 17,35,46,51,69,78,84,
1004/02/2001 120 (Tapes) and 180 (Steno Notes)
1105/07/2001 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1205/11/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF
1305/14/2001 DISK - ATB
1406/12/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF
1506/12/2001 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1606/20/2001 Corrected TOA, pages 30 & 31 of the AEB
1706/20/2001 DISK - AEB
1806/29/2001 REPLY BRIEF
1906/29/2001 DISK - RYB
2008/13/2001 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Fontaine, Laurie A.
2109/10/2001 APPEARANCES: Bruce A. Schoenwald; Daniel J. Dunn
2209/10/2001 ARGUED: Schoenwald; Dunn (Vol. X; Page 152)
2309/10/2001 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2412/21/2001 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2512/21/2001 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Neumann, William A.
2612/21/2001 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
2712/21/2001 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
2801/03/2002 PETITION FOR REHEARING
2901/07/2002 DISK - PER
3001/25/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
3102/04/2002 MANDATE
3202/08/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3307/23/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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