Riverside Park Condominiums Unit Owners Association v. Lucas

20040014 Riverside Park Condominiums Unit
Owners Association, a North Dakota
Nonprofit Corporation, Plaintiff, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
v.
A. William Lucas Defendant, Appellant
and Cross-Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Zane Anderson
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Pro se
Appellee: Vogel Law Firm
Term: 10/2004   Argument: 10/22/2004  10:45am
ND cite: 2005 ND 26
NW cite: 691 N.W.2d 862

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the trial court erred in granting Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Regarding the "Pet Restriction."
2. Whether the trial court erred in sua sponte dismissing Defendant's affirmative defenses.
3. Whether the trial court erred in dismissing Defendant's counterclaims.
4. Whether the trial court erred in its decisions regarding the Federal Fair Housing Act.
5. Whether the trial court erred in assessing sanctions against Defendant and whether there was judicial misconduct.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Did the trial Court properly issue an injunction prohibiting Lucas from violating the Association's restrictive covenant which prohibits owners from keeping pets?
Did the trial Court properly dismiss Lucas' counterclaims?
Did the trial Court properly grant the Association's request for declaratory relief?
Did the trial Court err when it sanctioned Lucas for misconduct?
Did the trial Court abuse its discretion when it denied the Association's motion for attorney fees for having to defend Lucas' counterclaims?

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Docket entries:
101/09/2004 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/07/2004
201/09/2004 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
301/16/2004 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
402/03/2004 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 01/07/2004
502/03/2004 Copy of letter from Shelly Michaelson to A. William Lucas dated 2-2-04 RE: acknowledge receipt of
602/03/2004 OTR on 1-30-04 & request for payment
702/03/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (sua sponte)
802/03/2004 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte). Granted: 03/20/2004
902/04/2004 RECORD ON APPEAL (5 Volumes)
1003/19/2004 TRANSCRIPT DATED June 21, 2002, October 21, 2002, January 13, 2003, July 14, 2003 and Sep. 29, 2003
1103/22/2004 DISK - TRAs (e-mailed 6-21-02, 10-21-02, 1-13-03, 7-14-03, 9-29-03)
1204/22/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF; AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT
1304/22/2004 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MAT). Granted: 06/14/2004
1406/11/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & Affidavit in Support
1506/14/2004 Ltr dated June 14, 2004,(e-mail) from Monte Rogneby in Response to 2nd Mot.Ext/Time Appellant Brief
1606/14/2004 E-FILED MOTION (Monte Rogneby Ltr of June 14, 2004)
1706/14/2004 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (2nd MAT). Granted: 06/29/2004
1806/15/2004 Original of e-mailed ltr from Monte Rogneby
1906/29/2004 APPELLANT BRIEF
2006/29/2004 APPELLANT APPENDIX
2107/07/2004 Corrected TOA, and pages for ATB (NOTE: Page No. 232 was not used -- it was misnumbered)
2207/07/2004 DISK of ATB
2307/28/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (FAX)
2407/28/2004 E-FILED MOTION (MAE)
2507/28/2004 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 08/06/2004
2607/29/2004 Original Mot/Ext/AEB (same as faxed copy filed 7-28-04)
2708/06/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF
2808/06/2004 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2908/06/2004 DISK - aeb
3008/23/2004 MOTION FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE REPLY BRIEF OF APPELLANT/BRIEF OF CROSS-APPELLEE
3108/23/2004 ACTION BY CLERK (MRY). Granted: 08/31/2004
3208/31/2004 REPLY BRIEF
3308/31/2004 DISK - ryb
3409/14/2004 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
3509/21/2004 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Webb, Wade L.
3609/24/2004 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hodny, William F.
3710/22/2004 APPEARANCES: A. William Lucas; Monte L. Rogneby
3810/22/2004 ARGUED: Lucas; Rogneby (Vol. Z; page 45)
3910/22/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
4001/25/2005 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
4101/25/2005 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
4201/25/2005 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
4301/27/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
4402/09/2005 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing (faxed letter from Mr. Lucas dated 2-9-05)
4502/09/2005 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/PER) (faxed)
4602/09/2005 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted: 03/10/2005
4702/10/2005 Original letter dated 2-9-05 requesting extension to file petition for rehearing
4803/10/2005 PETITION FOR REHEARING
4903/10/2005 DISK - per
5003/28/2005 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Pet/Rehearing). Denied
5104/08/2005 MANDATE
5204/14/2005 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
5305/24/2011 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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