Haley v. Dennis

20030284 Lisa Haley, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Martin Dennis, M.D.,
and Trinity Hospital, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Ward County
Judge Gerald H. Rustad
Nature of Action: Malpractice
Counsel:
Appellant: Ronald G. Schmidt
Appellant: Wheeler Wolf
Appellee: Camrud, Maddock, Olson & Larson, Ltd.
Term: 01/2004   Argument: 01/05/2004  10:45am
ND cite: 2004 ND 96
NW cite: 679 N.W.2d 263

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court's refusal to vacate the inconsistent and irreconcilable verdict and grant a new trial under N.D.R. Civ. P. 59(b) 1 and/or 6 and 59(g) was manifest abuse of discretion?
II. Whether the trial court's refusal to vacate the verdict and grant a new trial under N.D.R. Civ. P. 59(b) 1 and/or 6, 51(c), and Section 28-14-19 N.D.C.C., because of the irregularity of the proceedings due to the court's communications with the jury during deliberations outside the presence of and without notice to the parties or counsel was manifest abuse of discretion?
III. Whether the trial court's granting of Defendant's motion for partial summary judgment on the deceit count prior to trial was manifest abuse of discretion?
IV. Whether the trial court abused its discretion by denying Haley's Section 28-26-16 N.D.C.C. Motion for Review of the Clerk's Taxation of Costs and Disbursements.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying Plaintiff's N.D. R. Civ. Pro. 59(b)1 and/or 6 and 59(g) motion for a new trial based on the jury's special verdict form.
II. Whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying Plaintiff's N.D. R. Civ. P. 59(b)1 and/or 6 and 51(c) motion for a new trial based on the court's communications with the jury.
III. Whether the trial court's granting of partial summary judgment prior to trial was proper.
IV. Whether the trial court abused its discretion in its award of costs and disbursements to Defendants.

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Docket entries:
109/30/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 09/29/2003
209/30/2003 Copy of Affidavit of Ronald G. Schmidt (Pro Hac Vice)
310/06/2003 Letter From Patrick Maddock dated 10-3-03 RE: No objection to Mr. Schmidt appearing Pro Hac Vice
410/10/2003 Affidavit of Ronald G. Schmidt in Support of Rule 11.1 Motion
510/20/2003 AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEAL
610/30/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL (5 vols.), Exhibits, & Depositions (9) NOT REC'D:#122 (Exh. 1--large diagram),#124
710/30/2003 (Exh. 2--large diagram) & #159 (Exh. 42--x-ray)
810/31/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF
910/31/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1011/04/2003 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 11-3-03 (Entry Nos. 227-229)
1111/04/2003 SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEAL
1211/10/2003 Corrected TOA & pages 3,7, & 19 for ATB & corrected TOC & new pages 72 & 73 for ATA
1311/14/2003 DISK - atb (e-mailed)
1411/20/2003 Partial Register of Actions for ATA
1511/26/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF
1611/28/2003 DISK - AEB
1712/05/2003 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant
1812/05/2003 Appellant's Appendix to Reply Brief
1912/08/2003 DISK - RYB
2001/05/2004 APPEARANCES: Ronald G. Schmidt, Jack McDonald; Randall S. Hanson, Patrick J. Maddock, Jodi Nelson
2101/05/2004 Meyer
2201/05/2004 ARGUED: Schmidt; Hanson (Vol Y; Page 190)
2301/05/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2405/05/2004 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
2505/05/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
2605/05/2004 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant
2705/07/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
2805/27/2004 MANDATE
2906/02/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3012/08/2010 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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