Gratech Co., Ltd. v. Wold Engineering, P.C.

20030181 Gratech Company, Ltd., Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Wold Engineering, P.C., Defendant and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Ward County
Judge Gary A. Holum
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Traynor Law Firm, PC
Appellant: Ronald G. Schmidt
Appellee: McGee, Hankla, Backes & Dobrovolny
Term: 11/2003   Argument: 11/10/2003  2:45pm
ND cite: 2003 ND 200
NW cite: 672 N.W.2d 672

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether sections 24-02-26 to 24-02-33, N.D.C.C., exclusively apply to arbitration claims against the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), or a prime contractor under the construction contract, as opposed to independent tort claims against a private engineering firm hired to perform services on a NDDOT project.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Did the trial court commit reversible error by dismissing the Plaintiffs' claim with prejudice?
II. Does NDCC 24-02-26 to 24-02-33 apply to all claims arising from contracts with the North Dakota Department of Transportation?
III. Whether the Plaintiffs' suit against the North Dakota Department of Transportation for full compensation, bars them from recovery in this claim based on the doctrine of res judicata?

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Docket entries:
106/25/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/24/2003
207/23/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
307/23/2003 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/02/2003
407/24/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL with separate exhibits to entry 18
507/24/2003 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Neumann, William A.
607/30/2003 Affidavit of Ronald G. Schmidt in Support of Rule 11.1 Motion
708/22/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF (w/addendum)
808/22/2003 Addendum to Appellant's Brief
908/22/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1008/25/2003 DISK - ATB
1109/02/2003 Copies of Notice of Appeal for Appellant's Appendix (inserted)
1209/22/2003 Appellee's Brief (Withdrawn 10-23-03)
1309/22/2003 Appellee's Appendix (Withdrawn 10-23-03)
1409/23/2003 DISK - AEB (Withdrawn 10-23-03)
1509/29/2003 E-FILED MOTION (Mot. to Strike, Brief in Support, Notice of Motion)
1609/29/2003 MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF AE'S BRIEF & APPENDIX FOR VIOATION OF RULE 30, NDRAppP; BRIEF IN. RspDue: 10/10/2003
1709/29/2003 SUPPORT; NOTICE OF MOTION
1809/29/2003 MOTION FOR COSTS ON APPEAL & ATTORNEYS FEES FOR MOT. TO STRIKE & FOR GRATECH'S REPLY TO AEB
1909/29/2003 (See Brief in Support of Motion to Strike)
2009/29/2003 E-FILED MOTION
2109/29/2003 REPLY BRIEF
2210/01/2003 Original Motion to Strike Portions of AE's Brief & Appendix, Brief/Support & Notice of Motion (Same
2310/01/2003 as e-filed Motion filed 9-29-03)
2410/09/2003 Brief in Opposition of Appellant's Motion to Strike
2510/23/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (NOTE: Motion granted insofar as Ex. C; DENIED insofar as Ex. A). Granted
2610/23/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Request for costs and attorney's fees denied). Denied
2710/27/2003 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Wefald, Robert O.
2810/27/2003 AMENDED APPELLEE BRIEF (replaced AEB previously filed)
2910/27/2003 AMENDED APPELLEE APPENDIX (replaced AEA previously filed)
3010/28/2003 DISK - Amended AEB
3110/30/2003 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
3210/30/2003 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Smith, Kirk
3311/03/2003 Letter from Ronald G. Schmidt dated 10-30-03 RE: he is now licensed in ND
3411/10/2003 APPEARANCES: Ronald G. Schmidt and Collin P. Dobrovolny
3511/10/2003 ARGUED: Schmidt; Dobrobolny (Vol. Y; Page 165)
3611/10/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3712/23/2003 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
3812/23/2003 SPLIT OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
3912/23/2003 (CONCUR OR DISSENT): Maring, Mary Muehlen: CON/DIS
4012/23/2003 No costs taxed on this appeal.
4112/23/2003 Judgment Mailed to Parties
4201/14/2004 MANDATE
4308/10/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
4410/27/2010 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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