First Union National Bank v. RPB 2, LLC

20030021 First Union National Bank
as Indenture Trustee, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
RPB 2, LLC, a Colorado
Limited Liability Company,
d/b/a Palace Arms Hotel and
Bismarck Hotel; Robert P.
Brown; WML Services Corporation;
David Schumacher; Alexandra K.
Johnson; Mariner Construction,
Inc.; Dakota Boys Ranch; Workforce
Safety & Insurance; North Dakota
State Tax Commissioner; United
States of America; Bismarck Capital,
LLC; Robert J. Pepe and Claire Pepe;
Don Hermanson, dba Able Painting
& Contracting; any person in
possession; and all persons unknown,
claiming any estate or interest in,
or lien or encumbrance upon, the
real estate described in the Complaint, Defendants
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Don Hermanson, dba Able Painting
& Contracting, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Bruce B. Haskell
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellant: Hardy, Maus & Nordsven, P.C.
Appellee: #Bucklin, Klemin, McBride & Schweigert, P.C.
Term: 09/2003   Argument: 09/16/2003  9:30am
ND cite: 2004 ND 29
NW cite: 674 N.W.2d 1

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether a Mechanic's Lien release requires consideration to be valid.
2. Whether a promise to pay what is already owed is valid consideration for a Mechanic's Lien release.
3. Whether a contractor who has not received consideration for a Mechanic's Lien release can file a Mechanic's Lien with priority over a mortgagee.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
A.Did Hermanson waive his right to a mechanic's lien?
B.Has Hermanson complied with the statutory and procedural requirements to perfect a mechanic's lien and to foreclose a lien?
C.Is Hermanson's claim of a mechanic's lien superior to the mortgages?

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Docket entries:
101/17/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/15/2003
201/17/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 01/15/2003
302/18/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL (4 volumes; not received #71(tape))
402/20/2003 Letter from Michael Maus dated 2-19-03 RE: Mot./Relief/Judgment
502/24/2003 Letter from Michael Maus re: Request for copy of trial court order filed 12-27-02.
603/04/2003 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 3-3-03 (Entry Nos. 92-100) (contains Amended NOA)
703/04/2003 Amended Notice of Appeal (filed in trial court 2/28/03)
803/05/2003 TRANSCRIPT DATED November 1, 2002
903/05/2003 DISK - tra (11-1-02)
1004/09/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF
1104/09/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1204/11/2003 DISK - ATB
1304/11/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF w/aff. in support
1404/11/2003 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE w/understanding Oral Argument to be in Sept. 2003). Granted: 06/11/2003
1506/11/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF
1606/11/2003 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1706/11/2003 DISK of AEB
1809/16/2003 APPEARANCES: Michael J. Maus; Lawrence R. Klemin, Steven M. Bitz (3rd Year Law Student)
1909/16/2003 ARGUED: Maus; Klemin (Vol. Y; Page 141)
2009/16/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2101/28/2004 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2201/28/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
2301/28/2004 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
2401/29/2004 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
2502/24/2004 MANDATE
2602/27/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
2711/16/2009 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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