Sanderson v. Walsh Co.

20050303 Mitchell S. Sanderson, Plaintiff and Appellant
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Jonah M. Sanderson and
Madelyn R. Sanderson, Plaintiffs
v.
Walsh County, Bob Thomas,
Sharon Martens, and M. Richard
Geiger, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Judicial District, Walsh County
Judge Donald L. Jorgensen
Nature of Action: Torts (Negligence, Liab., Nuis.)
Counsel:
Appellant: Pro se
Appellee: Douglas Alan Bahr , Att. General Office
Appellee: #Pearson Christensen & Clapp, PLLP
Appellee: Pearson Christensen & Clapp, PLLP
Term: 01/2006   Argument: 01/09/2006  Waived
ND cite: 2006 ND 83
NW cite: 712 N.W.2d 842


Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I.Is this matter appealable when the dismissals were without prejudice?
II.Did the Court err in dismissing the complaint against Judge Geiger due to insufficient service of process?
III.Did the Court err in dismissing the complaint against Walsh County and its employees because Sanderson failed to serve any member of the Walsh County Board of County Commissioners?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. The district court's order of dismissal without prejudice is not appealable.
II.The district court properly dismissed the Complaint against Judge Geiger for insufficient service of process.
A. The Complaint is against the State.
B. Insufficient service of process requires dismissal without prejudice.
C. Service was not effectuated upon the State.


Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. District Court's order of dismissal without prejudice is not appealable.
II. District Court properly dismissed Complaint against Walsh County, Bob Thomas and Sharon Martens for lack of personal jurisdiction.
A. Cause of Action against Walsh County.
B. Insufficient service of process results in lack of personal jurisdiction by the District Court.
C. Service of Process was not properly made upon Walsh County.
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Docket entries:
109/06/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 09/01/2005
209/06/2005 MOTION for waiver of oral argument on behalf of Appellant
309/12/2005 Letter from Ronald Fischer dated 9-9-05 RE: Daniel L. Guastad will be handling the appeal
409/27/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL
510/04/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
610/10/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (memo from Mr. Sanderson dated 10-5-05)
710/10/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 11/10/2005
811/08/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF
911/09/2005 APPELLANT APPENDIX (faxed)
1011/09/2005 FAXED APPENDIX
1111/09/2005 Petition In Forma Pauperis to Waive Filing Fee on Appeal
1211/09/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (waiver of filing fee). Granted
1311/10/2005 Copies of ATA made
1411/16/2005 Corrected page 11 for ATB
1511/16/2005 DISK - ATB (corrected disk)
1611/21/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF (M. Richard Geiger)
1711/21/2005 DISK - aeb (M. Richard Geiger) (e-mailed)
1812/07/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF (Walsh Co., Bob Thomas & Sharon Martens)
1912/07/2005 APPELLEE APPENDIX (Walsh Co., Bob Thomas & Sharon Martens)
2012/09/2005 Motion to strike - faxed letter from counsel for AE re removal of final page of Supp AEA, &
2112/09/2005 corrected TOA
2212/08/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (Motion to Strike). Granted
2312/08/2005 E-FILED MOTION (Motion to Strike)
2412/13/2005 Corrected TOC & TOA for AEB of Walsh Co., Bob Thomas & Sharon Martens
2512/13/2005 DISK (e-mailed) - aeb (Walsh Co., Bob Thomas, & Sharon Martens)
2612/22/2005 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Schmalenberger, Allan L.
2712/27/2005 Letter dated 12-23-05 from Douglas A. Bahr (he requests waiver of OA on behalf of AE Judge Geiger
2812/27/2005 if Mr. Sanderson's request for waiver of OA is granted)
2912/28/2005 Letter dated 12-27-05 from Daniel Gaustad (he requests waiver of OA on behalf of Appellees Walsh Co
3012/28/2005 Sharon Martens, and Bob Thomas if Mr. Sanderson's request to waive is granted)
3101/03/2006 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (re AT's request to waive). Granted
3201/03/2006 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (re request to waive on behalf of AE Judge Geiger). Granted
3301/03/2006 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (re request to waive OA on behalf of AE Walsh Co., Martens, Thomas). Granted
3401/09/2006 APPEARANCES: submitted under NDRAppP 34(f) on the records and briefs filed
3501/09/2006 ARGUED: submitted under NDRAppP 34(f) on the records and briefs filed
3604/21/2006 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3704/21/2006 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
3804/21/2006 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellees
3904/21/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties
4004/28/2006 Corrected Opinion Page 8, PARA 17
4105/02/2006 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing (via email)
4205/03/2006 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 05/22/2006
4305/03/2006 Corrected Opinion Page (Title page)
4405/12/2006 PETITION FOR REHEARING
4505/12/2006 E-FILED BRIEF - PER
4605/12/2006 Made 7 Copies of Petition for Rehearing
4705/15/2006 Proof of Service of PER (e-filed)
4806/06/2006 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
4906/19/2006 MANDATE
5006/23/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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