Choice Financial Group v. Schellpfeffer

20050273 Choice Financial Group, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Donald A. Schellpfeffer, Defendant and Appellant
and
The R & D Group, LLC, Defendant

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Douglas R. Herman
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Nilles, Plambeck, Selbo & Harrie, Ltd.
Appellant: Lawyer not licensed in N.D.
Appellee: Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson
Term: 12/2005   Argument: 12/12/2005  1:30pm
ND cite: 2006 ND 87
NW cite: 712 N.W.2d 855

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the District Court erred in denying a Rule 15 motion to amend the Answer to assert separate defenses, counterclaims and cross-claims.
2. Whether the District Court erred in granting a Rule 41 motion to dismiss voluntarily $275,000.00 of the claim so as to avoid discovery and trial on disputed issues of fact and to finalize a partial summary judgment previously granted.
3. Whether the District Court erred in granting a Rule 56 motion for partial summary judgment served just six days after the Complaint was answered.


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Docket entries:
108/16/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/15/2005
208/16/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John
308/30/2005 Affidavit of Michael S. Degan (Appearance Authorized)
409/14/2005 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 10/20/2005
509/15/2005 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 08/31/2005
609/15/2005 Reset Briefing Schedule due to OTR not filed in compliance with the rules
709/15/2005 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/24/2005
809/15/2005 TRANSCRIPT DATED 6-21-05
909/15/2005 DISK of tra (e-mailed)
1009/21/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL (2 Vols., including orig. transcript dated 6-17-04) Not rec'd: Clerk's Cert.
1109/21/2005 Nos. 59, 74, 120 (Tapes), and 134 (Execution, which the trial ct. clerk has
1209/21/2005 indicated was given to attorney)
1309/22/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF)
1409/22/2005 E-FILED BRIEF (atb)
1509/22/2005 APPELLANT APPENDIX (PDF)
1609/22/2005 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
1709/23/2005 Received $90 Surcharge for E-filed ATB and AEA - Receipt #16306
1809/30/2005 Received six copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
1909/30/2005 Received seven copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
2010/21/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF
2110/21/2005 E-FILED BRIEF - AEB (pdf)
2210/24/2005 Copies made of e-filed AEB
2310/24/2005 Payment of $25 fee for filing electronic AEB (Receipt #16331)
2411/03/2005 REPLY BRIEF (PDF)
2511/03/2005 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB) (PDF)
2611/07/2005 Copies made of e-filed RYB
2711/21/2005 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Bohlman, Bruce E.
2812/12/2005 APPEARANCES: Stephen W. Plambeck; Lowell P. Botrell, Kyle L. Carlson
2912/12/2005 ARGUED: Plambeck; Bottrell
3012/12/2005 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3104/25/2006 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
3204/25/2006 SPLIT OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
3304/25/2006 (DISSENT): Maring, Mary Muehlen: DISSENT
3404/25/2006 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant
3504/26/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties
3605/08/2006 PETITION FOR REHEARING
3705/08/2006 E-FILED BRIEF (PER)
3806/07/2006 Substitute page 6 for the opinion due to Pet/Rehearing
3906/07/2006 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (substitute page 6). Granted
4006/07/2006 Corrected/Substitute Opinion Page 6
4106/07/2006 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
4206/07/2006 MANDATE
4306/09/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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