Hansen v. Scott

20010195 Michelle Hansen, Stacey Hanson, and
Michelle Hansen, as Personal
Representative of the Estates of
Gordon and Barbara Erickstad, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Wayne Scott, Ray Parra, Rey
Selvera, William H. Brooks,
Cathy Doyle, Veronica Ballard,
Carl Jeffries, Ethel White,
Larry Hermance, Cynthia Lyons, Defendants and Appellees
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Robert R. Lawrence, John Doe #1,
John Doe #2, John Doe #3,
John Doe #4, and John Doe #5,
individually, Defendants

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Gail Hagerty
Nature of Action: Torts (Negligence, Liab., Nuis.)
Counsel:
Appellant: Dickson Law Office
Appellee: Lawyer not licensed in N.D. , Att. General Office
Amicus curiae: Ken R. Sorenson , Att. General Office
Appellee: Smith Bakke Porsborg Schweigert & Armstrong
Term: 02/2002   Argument: 02/26/2002  1:30pm
ND cite: 2002 ND 101
NW cite: 645 N.W.2d 223

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. North Dakota has personal jurisdiction over the Texas Defendants pursuant to the long-arm provision of N.D.R.Civ.P. 4(b)(2)(C) and the District Court's decision that there is no personal jurisdiction over the Texas Defendants in the matter should be reversed.
A. The requirements of N.D.R.Civ.P. 4(b)(2)(C) are satisfied in this case.
B. The Texas Defendants had a duty to exercise reasonable care in connection with Defendant Lawrence's parole.
C. The First Amended Complaint sufficiently alleges that the Texas Defendants are "persons who acted directly or by an agent" as required in Rule 4(b)(2).
II. The District Court's Rule 54(b) certification was proper.
III. If this Court concludes the District Court abused its discretion in granting Rule 54(b) certification, then this Court should issue a supervisory writ reversing the District Court's finding that it lacked personal jurisdiction over the Texas Defendants.
AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF ISSUES:
I. Whether the state of North Dakota should exercise long-arm jurisdiction over employees of a sending state in the administration of the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers.
a. Whether administration of the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers satisfies the minimum contacts requirement necessary to exercise personal jurisdiction
b. Whether there may be a tort cause of action against a sending states' compact administrators and parole and probation officers after a case has been transferred for supervision to a receiving state.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether this appeal should be dismissed due to improper Rule 54(b) certification.
II. Whether North Dakota's long-arm statute applies to this case.
III. Whether North Dakota may, consistent with due process, assert personal jurisdiction over the Texas Defendants.

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Docket entries:
108/06/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/02/2001
208/10/2001 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
308/10/2001 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 08/07/2001
408/10/2001 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Mary Richer): 09/26/2001
509/19/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL
609/26/2001 TRANSCRIPT DATED April 9, 2001
710/19/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
810/20/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 12/05/2001
912/06/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF,with attached Addendum
1012/06/2001 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1112/06/2001 DISK - atb
1201/02/2002 Affidavit in Compliance with Rule 11.1(e) - Charles K. Eldred
1301/04/2002 MOTION AND BRIEF TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE (Exhibit 1 attached)
1401/04/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Mot. to file amicus curiae brief/no OA). Granted
1501/04/2002 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF
1601/04/2002 DISK - ACB
1701/09/2002 APPELLEE BRIEF
1801/18/2002 DISK - AEB
1901/25/2002 MOTION and Brief to Exceed Word Limit for RYB
2001/28/2002 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Bohlman, Bruce E.
2101/29/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Word limit for RYB extended to 2500 words). Granted
2201/29/2002 REPLY BRIEF of Appellants
2301/29/2002 DISK - ryb
2402/26/2002 APPEARANCES: Timothy Q. Purdon; Charles K. Eldred, Daniel J. Hovland
2502/26/2002 ARGUED: Purdon; Eldred (Vol. X; Page 206)
2602/26/2002 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2706/10/2002 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
2806/10/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
2906/10/2002 (CONCUR IN RESULT): VandeWalle, Gerald W.: CON/RES
3006/10/2002 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant
3106/10/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
3206/21/2002 PETITION FOR REHEARING
3307/30/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT. Denied
3408/07/2002 MANDATE
3511/01/2002 Appellee's Motion to Recall & Stay Mandate Pending Petition for Certiorari w/copy of
3611/01/2002 Petition for Writ of Certiorari
3711/05/2002 Letter from Clerk of US Supreme Court dated 11-1-02 RE: Petition for Writ of Certiorari is placed
3811/05/2002 on docket as No. 02-657
3911/06/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (MOT/Recall & Stay Mandate). Denied
4001/21/2003 Letter dated 1-13-03 from Clerk of U.S. Supreme Court informing us the petition for a writ of
4101/21/2003 certiorari is denied
4208/12/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
4309/19/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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