Bertsch v. Duemeland

20010151 Lee Bertsch and Bertsch
Construction, Inc., Plaintiffs, Appellants and Cross-Appellees
v.
George "Skip" Duemeland and
Duemeland's Realty, LLC, Defendants, Appellees and Cross-Appellants

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Thomas J. Schneider
Nature of Action: Torts (Negligence, Liab., Nuis.)
Counsel:
Appellant: Coles Law Firm, PC
Appellee: Zuger Kirmis & Smith
Appellee: Smith Bakke Porsborg Schweigert & Armstrong
Term: 11/2001   Argument: 11/21/2001  1:30pm
ND cite: 2002 ND 32
NW cite: 639 N.W.2d 455

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Did the trial court err in ordering summary judgment dismissing all of the appellants' claims?
2. Did the trial court abuse its discretion in denying appellants' motion to compel discovery?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
In addition to the issues identified by Appellants Lee Bertsch and Bertsch Construction, Inc. [hereinafter referred to collectively as "Bertsch"], the issue raised on cross- appeal by appellees and cross-appellants George "Skip" Duemeland and Duemeland's Realty, LLC. [hereinafter referred to collectively as "Duemeland"] is:
Did the trial court err in denying reasonable attorney fees to Duemeland?

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Docket entries:
106/11/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/07/2001
206/11/2001 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT (Jane Gillig-Hoekstra): 06/07/2001
306/11/2001 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 07/27/2001
406/22/2001 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL - (George Duemeland & Duemeland's Realty)
507/26/2001 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 12-22-00 & 2-15-01 (2 volumes)
607/26/2001 DISKS (2) (TRA -- 12/22/00 & 2/15/01)
707/30/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL (2 volumes)
808/01/2001 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 7-31-01 (Entry Nos. 85-87, including Deposition of
908/01/2001 George "Skip" Duemeland)
1008/08/2001 SUPPLEMENTAL CLERK'S CERTIFICATE DATED AUGUST 3, 2001, (Entries 91-94) Including Depositions of
1108/08/2001 Ronald L. Nelson and Lee Bertsch. Not forwarded were entries 88 (Letter from ND Supreme Court),
1208/08/2001 89 (Letter from ND Supreme Court) and 90 (Receipt/ND Supreme Court)
1308/31/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF
1408/31/2001 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1509/04/2001 DISK - ATB (e-mailed)
1609/24/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF & Brief in Support
1709/24/2001 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 10/19/2001
1809/26/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF
1909/26/2001 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2009/27/2001 Corrected TOA & page 31 for AEB
2109/27/2001 DISK - AEB
2210/19/2001 REPLY BRIEF of Appellants
2310/19/2001 DISK - RYB
2411/21/2001 APPEARANCES: James J. Coles, Leland Bertsch; Randall J. Bakke, George Duemeland
2511/21/2001 ARGUED: Coles; Bakke (Vol. X; Page 178)
2611/21/2001 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2702/20/2002 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
2802/20/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
2902/20/2002 Costs on appeal awarded in favor of no party.
3002/21/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
3103/14/2002 MANDATE
3203/19/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3309/06/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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