Winer v. Penny Enterprises, Inc.

20030114 Gary Winer, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Penny Enterprises, Inc.,
Jerrid Mudgett, Sr.,
individually and as the
next friend and guardian of
his minor son, Jerrid Mudgett, Jr., Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Judicial District, Benson County
Judge Lee A. Christofferson
Nature of Action: Personal Injury
Counsel:
Appellant: Haugland, Halbach and Halbach
Appellee: Traynor Law Firm, PC
Term: 10/2003   Argument: 10/22/2003  2:45pm
ND cite: 2004 ND 21
NW cite: 674 N.W.2d 9

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Does a state court have subject matter jurisdiction over a tort claim by a non-indian against individual indian defendants and a North Dakota corporation arising from a motor vehicle accident on a North Dakota state highway?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I.Whether a North Dakota State District Court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over an action brought by a non-Indian plaintiff against an Indian defendant for damages resulting from a collision occurring on a state highway within the exterior boundaries of Indian country.
A.The Benson County District Court properly dismissed this action against individual Indian defendants for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.
B.A North Dakota State Court may not exercise jurisdiction over an Indian defendant for conduct occurring within the exterior boundaries of Indian country.
C.Winer's brief discusses the jurisdiction of a tribal court, but does not discuss whether a North Dakota State Court may exercise jurisdiction over an Indian defendant for an accident occurring within the exterior boundaries of Indian country.


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Docket entries:
104/17/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 04/11/2003
204/17/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 04/11/2003
304/29/2003 Order for July 1, 2002 Transcript filed by AE-Penny Enterprises
405/12/2003 Ct. Reporter acknowledge receipt of OTR (Original and Amended)
505/30/2003 TRANSCRIPTS DATED April 5, 2001 and July 1, 2002
606/02/2003 DISK - TRAs dated April 5, 2001 and July 1, 2002 (2 Disks)
706/04/2003 Proof of Service of Transcripts from Deborah A. McLean
806/13/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL
907/09/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF
1007/09/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1107/09/2003 DISK - ATB
1207/29/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
1307/29/2003 ACTION BY CLERK (w/understanding on October Term). Granted: 09/08/2003
1408/18/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF w/ addendum
1508/18/2003 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1608/19/2003 DISK - AEB
1710/02/2003 Request for Media Coverage (AP) e-mail dated 10-02-03 from Dale Wetzel (APPROVED)
1810/22/2003 APPEARANCES: Peter K. Halbach; Daniel M. Traynor
1910/22/2003 ARGUED: Halbach; Traynor (Vol. Y; Page 160)
2010/22/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2101/28/2004 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2201/28/2004 SPLIT OPINION: Neumann, William A.
2301/28/2004 (CONCUR Specially): VandeWalle, Gerald W.: CONCUR
2401/28/2004 (DISSENT): Maring, Mary Muehlen: DISSENT
2501/28/2004 (Join DISSENT): Kapsner, Carol Ronning: JN/DIS
2601/29/2004 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
2702/02/2004 Letter dated 1/29/04 from Dan Traynor regarding factual error in opinion
2802/06/2004 Letter dated 2-5-04 from Dan Traynor RE: opinion matters
2902/11/2004 PETITION FOR REHEARING
3002/11/2004 DISK - PER (e-mailed)
3102/11/2004 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA'S MOTION FOR PERMISSION TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF
3202/11/2004 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (MOT/Amicus). Denied
3302/25/2004 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
3403/05/2004 MANDATE
3503/09/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3606/25/2010 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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