Hopfauf v. Hieb

20050203 DeAnn R. Hopfauf; Richard K. Stewart;
and Michael L. Wagner, Trustee of
Bankruptcy Estate of Richard K.
Stewart and DeAnn R. Hopfauf, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Richard J. Hieb; Richard J. Hieb, DDS,
P.C., Defendants
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Caesar C. Butura; and Face and
Jaw Surgeons, P.C., Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Gail Hagerty
Nature of Action: Malpractice
Counsel:
Appellant: Fleck Law Office
Appellee: Vogel Law Firm
Term: 11/2005   Argument: 11/03/2005  11:00am
ND cite: 2006 ND 72
NW cite: 712 N.W.2d 333

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
[1] Whether the district court erred in granting the motion for summary judgment of Caesar C. Butura and Face and Jaw Surgeons, P.C.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1.Did the district court err in granting Dr. Butura and Face and Jaw's motion for summary judgment?
2.Did Ms. Hopfauf's "mistake" vitiate her consent to the extraction of tooth #2?
3.Could a reasonable juror conclude Dr. Butura caused Ms. Hopfauf any harm?
4.Did Appellants fail to proffer the requisite expert support for their informed consent claim against Dr. Butura?
5.Did the district court properly refuse Appellants' request for additional time to conduct discovery?

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Docket entries:
106/17/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/16/2005
206/17/2005 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 06/16/2005
306/17/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
406/17/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
507/12/2005 TRANSCRIPT DATED November 18, 2004
607/12/2005 DISK - TRA (11-18-04)
707/19/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL (not rec'd was Entry No. 65 - Court Reporter Notes)
808/19/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
908/19/2005 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
1008/19/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 09/02/2005
1109/02/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF
1209/02/2005 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
1309/02/2005 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1409/02/2005 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
1509/06/2005 Payment of $25 fee for filing electronic ATB (Receipt #16288)
1609/12/2005 Copies of ATB received from Central Duplicating
1709/12/2005 Copies of ATA received from Central Duplicating
1810/03/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Butura & Face and Jaw)
1910/03/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (Butura & Face & Jaw). Granted: 10/10/2005
2010/10/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF (Butura & Face & Jaw)
2110/10/2005 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2210/10/2005 DISK of AEB
2310/13/2005 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Irby, John Charles
2410/14/2005 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Kleven, Debbie Gordon
2510/13/2005 Letter dated 10-13-05 from Ms. Kolb (Dr. Hieb & his corp. are not involved in this appeal)
2610/27/2005 REPLY BRIEF
2710/27/2005 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
2810/28/2005 Copies made of EFB
2911/01/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
3011/02/2005 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hodny, William F.
3111/03/2005 APPEARANCES: Arnold V. Fleck; Michael T. Andrews
3211/03/2005 ARGUED: Fleck; Andrews
3311/03/2005 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3404/06/2006 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3504/06/2006 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
3604/06/2006 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellees
3704/07/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties
3805/10/2006 MANDATE
3905/12/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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