Heng v. Rotech Medical Corp.
Debora Heng, Plaintiff and Appellant
Rotech Medical Corporation and
PSI Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a
Arrowhealth Medical Supply, Defendants and Appellees
East Central Judicial District,
Judge Cynthia Rothe-Seeger
|Nature of Action:||Employer/Employee Dispute|
|Term:||09/2004  Argument: 09/07/2004|
|ND cite:||2004 ND 204|
688 N.W.2d 389
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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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|1||03/25/2004 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 03/24/2004|
|2||04/05/2004 Letter dated April 2, 2004 notifying clerk that a motion is pending under NDRAppP 4(a)(3)(B)(i)|
|3||04/05/2004 ACTION BY CLERK - Remand (briefing schedule stayed). Granted|
|4||04/05/2004 ORDER OF REMAND|
|5||05/03/2004 RECORD ON APPEAL (3 volumes & separates)(not rec'd - 47 & 60 tapes)|
|6||05/05/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte)|
|7||05/05/2004 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 06/01/2004|
|8||05/07/2004 Amended Notice of Appeal filed in trial court 5-6-04|
|9||05/14/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF|
|10||05/17/2004 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 07/12/2004|
|11||05/28/2004 APPELLANT BRIEF|
|12||05/28/2004 APPELLANT APPENDIX|
|13||06/01/2004 DISK - atb|
|14||06/10/2004 Letter dated 6-09-04 from Ms. Hourigan confirming that number 178 was inadvertently omitted when|
|15||06/09/2004 numbering ATA, and therefore, there is not a page 178 (ltr. attached to ATA)|
|16||06/25/2004 SUPPLEMENTAL CLERK'S CERTIFICATE DATED 6-23-04 (Entry Nos. 128-147, incl. Amended NOA)|
|17||07/09/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF|
|18||07/09/2004 APPELLEE APPENDIX|
|19||07/12/2004 DISK - AEB|
|20||07/23/2004 APPELLANT'S REPLY BRIEF|
|21||07/26/2004 DISK - RYB|
|22||09/07/2004 APPEARANCES: Patricia R. Monson, Kirsti B. Hourigan; Adele Hedley Page|
|23||09/07/2004 ARGUED: Monson; Page (Vol. Z; Page 19)|
|24||09/07/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|25||10/18/2004 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate #2 dated 10-15-04 (Entry Nos. 148-165, w/exception of #162-Tape)|
|26||11/02/2004 DISPOSITION (and Remanded): AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT|
|27||11/02/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning|
|28||11/02/2004 Costs taxed in favor of the Appellant|
|29||11/03/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties|
|31||12/09/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|
|32||06/10/2011 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed|