Spagnolia v. Monasky

20020203 Thomas Spagnolia, M.D., Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Mark S. Monasky, M.D., Defendant and Appellant
and
Dakota Neurosurgical Associates,
P.C. ("DNA"), a North Dakota
professional corporation, Defendant, Third-Party
Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Bismarck Neurosurgical
Associates, P.C., Third-Party Defendant

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Thomas J. Schneider
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Bormann & Myerchin, LLP
Appellee: Zuger Kirmis & Smith
Term: 12/2002   Argument: 12/11/2002  1:30pm
ND cite: 2003 ND 65
NW cite: 660 N.W.2d 223

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court erred when it failed to apply and allowed the Jury to construe an express, unambiguous contract.
II. Whether the trial court erred by permitting imposition of an implied trust.
III. Whether Dakota Neurosurgical Associates, P.C. and Mark S. Monasky, M.D., were denied a fair trial.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court erred in ruling the Agreement between Thomas Spagnolia, M.D. ("Spagnolia") and Dakota Neurosurgical Associates, P. C. ("DNA") was ambiguous.
II. Whether the trial court erred in finding that Mark Monasky, M.D. ("Monasky") violated an implied trust with Spagnolia.
III. Whether the trial court erred in denying DNA and Monasky's post-trial motions.

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Docket entries:
108/05/2002 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/01/2002
208/05/2002 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 08/01/2002
308/06/2002 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
408/29/2002 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
508/29/2002 RECORD ON APPEAL (4 Vols.), Depositions (9), Exhibits, & TRA of Motion Hearing dated
608/29/2002 4-16-01 (NOTE: two copies of TRA dated 4-16-01 were filed 9-04-02)
709/04/2002 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 1-08-02 (Vol. I); 1-09-02 (Vol. II); 1-10-02 (Vol. III); 1-11-02 (Vol. IV);
809/04/2002 1-14-02 (Vol. V); 1-02-02; 4-15-02; 5-21-01; 12-19-01; 2 copies of TRA 4-16-01; Jury Trial Master
909/04/2002 Contents (NOTE: one copy of TRA dated 4-16-01 was filed w/ROA -- see Clerk's Cert. #153)
1009/04/2002 DISKS - TRA listed above (TR1-TR5 are on separate disks; TR6-T10 are on one disk; total of 6 disks)
1109/04/2002 (NOTE: Vols. I-V each contain their own table of contents; therefore, separate disk
1209/04/2002 not required for Jury Trial Master Contents)
1309/18/2002 Letter from Rebecca S. Thiem dated 9-17-02 (RE: confidentiality issues)
1409/20/2002 Letter from Clark Borman dated 9-19-02 (RE: confidentiality issues)
1509/30/2002 Letter from Rebecca Thiem dated 9-27-02 RE: Confidential issues
1610/11/2002 APPELLANT BRIEF
1710/11/2002 w/attached addendum
1810/11/2002 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1910/11/2002 DISK - atb
2011/07/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (faxed)
2111/07/2002 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 11/14/2002
2211/14/2002 APPELLEE BRIEF
2311/14/2002 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2411/14/2002 DISK - AEB
2511/26/2002 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Foughty, Donovan John
2611/27/2002 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Smith, Kirk
2712/02/2002 REPLY BRIEF of Appellants
2812/02/2002 DISK - ryb
2912/11/2002 APPEARANCES: Clark J. Bormann; Rebecca S. Thiem, James S. Hill
3012/11/2002 ARGUED: Bormann; Thiem (Vol. Y; Page 64)
3112/11/2002 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3204/22/2003 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
3304/22/2003 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Neumann, William A.
3404/22/2003 At the direction of the Court, no costs will be taxed on this appeal.
3504/23/2003 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
3605/06/2003 PETITION FOR REHEARING
3705/06/2003 with attached addendum
3805/06/2003 DISK - PER
3906/09/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
4006/17/2003 MANDATE
4106/19/2003 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
4208/08/2008 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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