Ballensky v. Flattum-Riemers

20050277 Jerric D. Ballensky, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Jan Marie Flattum-Riemers, M.D., Defendant and Appellee
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Hazen Memorial Hospital Association,
d/b/a Sakakawea Medical Center and
Missouri Slope Medical Arts, and
Missouri Slope Medical Arts, a
partnership of Jan Flattum-Riemers
and Roger Kulas, Defendants

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Mercer County
Judge Robert O. Wefald
Nature of Action: Malpractice
Counsel:
Appellant: Michael Ray Hoffman
Appellee: Vogel Law Firm
Term: 01/2006   Argument: 01/11/2006  1:30pm
ND cite: 2006 ND 127
NW cite: 716 N.W.2d 110

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Did the district court err in granting the motion for summary judgment based upon a failure of meeting the two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice?
2. Did the district court err in granting summary judgment on damages?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1. Did the District Court properly grant Dr. Flattum-Riemers' Motion for Summary Judgment?
2. Could a reasonable juror conclude Dr. Flattum-Riemers caused Ballensky any harm?
3. Is service of the summons void, such that Ballensky's claims are barred by the statutes of limitations and repose?
4. Did Ballensky fail to proffer the requisite expert support for his medical negligence claim?
5. Is Dr. Flattum-Riemers immune from liability for reporting Ballensky's possible unlawful conduct?

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Docket entries:
108/23/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/22/2005
208/23/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
309/21/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL
410/03/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
510/03/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 10/16/2005
610/17/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF
710/17/2005 APPELLANT APPENDIX
810/17/2005 DISK - ATB (e-mailed)
911/16/2005 MOT. & BRIEF EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
1011/16/2005 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 11/23/2005
1111/23/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF
1211/23/2005 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1311/23/2005 DISK - aeb
1412/08/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
1512/08/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MRY; OA will remain calendared for Jan. Term of Court). Granted: 12/21/2005
1612/23/2005 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Anderson, Zane
1701/06/2006 Request for Radio/TV Coverage - AP (e-mail dated 1-06-06 from Dale Wetzel) Authorized
1801/11/2006 APPEARANCES: Michael R. Hoffman; Michael T. Andrews
1901/11/2006 ARGUED: Hoffman; Andrews
2001/11/2006 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2106/05/2006 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
2206/05/2006 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
2306/05/2006 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant
2406/08/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties, trial court
2506/27/2006 MANDATE
2606/29/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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