Heng v. Rotech Medical Corp.

20040082 Debora Heng, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Rotech Medical Corporation and
PSI Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a
Arrowhealth Medical Supply, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Cynthia Rothe-Seeger
Nature of Action: Employer/Employee Dispute
Counsel:
Appellant: Nilles, Plambeck, Selbo & Harrie, Ltd.
Appellee: #Page Law Firm, LLC
Term: 09/2004   Argument: 09/07/2004  2:45pm
ND cite: 2004 ND 204
NW cite: 688 N.W.2d 389

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court committed reversible error by granting Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment of Heng's cause of action for retaliatory termination in violation of the North Dakota Whistleblower Law.
II. Whether the trial court committed reversible error by granting Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment dismissal of Heng's cause of action for breach of contract.
III. Whether the trial court committed reversible error by granting Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment dismissal of Heng's cause of action for retaliatory termination in violation of the North Dakota Whistleblower Law.
Whether the trial court abused its discretion by awarding $56,707 in attorneys fees in Defendants' favor against Heng.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
A. Whether the Undisputed Material Facts Support the District Court's summary judgment dismissal of Plaintiff Debora Heng's claim of retaliatory discharge pursuant to N.D.C.C.  34-01-20.
B. Whether the Undisputed Material Facts Support the District Court's summary judgment dismissal of Plaintiff Debora Heng's claim of breach of contract based upon the Defendant's Employee Handbook.
C. Whether the District Court properly awarded the Defendant $57,707 in attorney fees as the prevailing party pursuant to N.D.C.C.  34-01-20(3).

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Docket entries:
103/25/2004 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 03/24/2004
204/05/2004 Letter dated April 2, 2004 notifying clerk that a motion is pending under NDRAppP 4(a)(3)(B)(i)
304/05/2004 ACTION BY CLERK - Remand (briefing schedule stayed). Granted
404/05/2004 ORDER OF REMAND
505/03/2004 RECORD ON APPEAL (3 volumes & separates)(not rec'd - 47 & 60 tapes)
605/05/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte)
705/05/2004 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 06/01/2004
805/07/2004 Amended Notice of Appeal filed in trial court 5-6-04
905/14/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
1005/17/2004 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 07/12/2004
1105/28/2004 APPELLANT BRIEF
1205/28/2004 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1306/01/2004 DISK - atb
1406/10/2004 Letter dated 6-09-04 from Ms. Hourigan confirming that number 178 was inadvertently omitted when
1506/09/2004 numbering ATA, and therefore, there is not a page 178 (ltr. attached to ATA)
1606/25/2004 SUPPLEMENTAL CLERK'S CERTIFICATE DATED 6-23-04 (Entry Nos. 128-147, incl. Amended NOA)
1707/09/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF
1807/09/2004 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1907/12/2004 DISK - AEB
2007/23/2004 APPELLANT'S REPLY BRIEF
2107/26/2004 DISK - RYB
2209/07/2004 APPEARANCES: Patricia R. Monson, Kirsti B. Hourigan; Adele Hedley Page
2309/07/2004 ARGUED: Monson; Page (Vol. Z; Page 19)
2409/07/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2510/18/2004 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate #2 dated 10-15-04 (Entry Nos. 148-165, w/exception of #162-Tape)
2611/02/2004 DISPOSITION (and Remanded): AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
2711/02/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
2811/02/2004 Costs taxed in favor of the Appellant
2911/03/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
3012/06/2004 MANDATE
3112/09/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3206/10/2011 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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