Olander Contracting v. Gail Wachter Investments

20010086 Olander Contracting Co., Plaintiff, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
v.
Gail Wachter Investments, Defendant, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
----------
Dakota Sand and Gravel, Inc., Defendant
and
The City of Bismarck, North
Dakota, Defendant, Appellant
and Cross-Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Robert O. Wefald
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Smith Bakke Porsborg Schweigert & Armstrong
Appellee: Lawyer not licensed in N.D.
Appellee: Pringle & Herigstad, P.C.
Appellee: Bormann & Myerchin, LLP
Term: 10/2001   Argument: 10/23/2001  1:30pm
ND cite: 2002 ND 65
NW cite: 643 N.W.2d 29

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Should Olander's Claims Against Bismarck Be Dismissed Because Bismarck Had No Duty To Olander Under The Contract.
II. Should Olander's Claims Against Bismarck Be Dismissed Because Olander Failed To Satisfy Its Burden Of Proof.
III. Should Bismarck Be Granted A New Trial.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court committed reversible error in any of its rulings in this proceeding.
II. If the trial court did commit reversible error, was it error to grant the City of Bismarck (Bismarck) summary judgment on Gail Wachter's (Wachter) cross- claim against Bismarck and deny Wachter's claim to be insured and indemnified by Olander Contracting Company (Olander)?

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Docket entries:
103/30/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 03/27/2001
203/30/2001 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 03/27/2001
304/09/2001 Court Reporter's Estimate on Cost of Appeal Transcript & Demand for Advance Payment
404/11/2001 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Gail Wachter Investments)
504/11/2001 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Lois Scharnhorst): 05/16/2001
604/17/2001 MOTION FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE & AFFIDAVIT OF DAVID HOGUE IN SUPPORT OF MOTION
704/17/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (CONDITIONALLY APPROVED SUBJECT TO PERSONAL AFFIDAVIT OF MR. FABYANSKE). Granted
804/17/2001 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Olander Contracting Co.)
904/27/2001 Affidavit of M.T. Fabyanski in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
1005/16/2001 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 7-31-00; 10-23-00; 10-24-00; 10-25-00; 10-26-00; 10-27-00; 10-30-00; 10-31-00;
1105/16/2001 11-1-00; 11-2&3-00; & 2-12-01 (11 volumes)
1205/16/2001 DISK-TRA(7-31-00; 10-23-00; 10-24-00; 10-25-00; 10-26-00; 10-27-00; 10-30-00; 10-31-00;
1305/16/2001 11-1-00; 11-2&3-00; & 2-12-01) (E-Mailed)
1405/25/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL (6 vols.), Exhibits, & Transcript dated 3-27-00
1506/12/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF
1606/12/2001 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1706/12/2001 DISK - ATB
1807/05/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF & Affidavit in Support (Olander Contracting Co.)
1907/05/2001 ACTION BY CLERK, granted w/understanding case will be argued in October. Granted: 08/11/2001
2007/12/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF (Gail Wachter Investments)
2107/12/2001 DISK - AEB (Gail Wachter)
2208/13/2001 APPELLEE APPENDIX (Olander's Contracting)
2308/20/2001 MOTION FOR EXT. OF WORD LIMITATION OF REPLY BRIEF (faxed letter from Randall Bakke dated 8-20-01)
2408/20/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (ext. to 4,500 words for RYB). Granted
2508/21/2001 Original letter dated 8-20-01 from Randall J. Bakke re Motion for Ext. of Word Limitation (RYB)
2608/22/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF - Replacement (Olander)
2708/22/2001 DISK NONCOMPLIANCE - AE Olander did comply w/disk requirement however we were not able to convert
2808/22/2001 the e-mailed brief from word format to wordperfect format. (Scanned)
2908/24/2001 REPLY BRIEF
3008/24/2001 DISK OF RYB
3108/27/2001 Transcript dated October 19, 2000
3208/27/2001 DISK - TRA (10-19-00) (E-mailed)
3309/10/2001 REPLY BRIEF OF APPELLEE AND CROSS-APPELLANT
3409/11/2001 DISK - RYB (Reply Brief of AE and Cross-Appellant)
3509/28/2001 MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME FOR ORAL ARGUMENT & AFFIDAVIT OF DAVID HOGUE
3609/28/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Denied
3710/01/2001 APPELLANT'S RESISTANCE TO APPELLEE'S MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME FOR ORAL ARUMENT
3810/23/2001 APPEARANCES: Randall J. Bakke; Marvin T. Fabyanske, David J. Hogue; Clark J. Bormann
3910/23/2001 ARGUED: Bakke; Fabyanske; Bormann (Vol. X; Page 168)
4010/23/2001 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
4104/16/2002 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
4204/16/2002 SPLIT OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
4304/16/2002 (CONCUR Specially): VandeWalle, Gerald W.: CONCUR
4404/16/2002 Joined in on special concurrence: Kapsner, Carol Ronning: JN/CON
4504/16/2002 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellees
4604/19/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
4704/18/2002 PETITION FOR REHEARING
4804/18/2002 DISK - PER
4905/14/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
5005/24/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
5105/24/2002 MANDATE
5205/30/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
5308/14/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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