Lucas v. Porter

20070169 A. William Lucas, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
James E. Porter, Shelly Porter,
Leonard W. Becker, First State
Bank of Wilton, First Wilton
Bancshares, LTD., Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge David W. Nelson
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: A William Lucas
Appellee: Olson & Burns P.C.
Appellee: Smith Bakke Porsborg Schweigert & Armstrong
Term: 04/2008   Argument: 04/23/2008  1:30pm
ND cite: 2008 ND 160
NW cite: 755 N.W.2d 88

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the trial court erred in granting Defendant's Motion for an order striking Plaintiff's complaint and dismissing action with prejudice based upon the improper splitting of a cause of action.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the trial court erred in finding that Civil No. 06-C-2026 was an improper splitting of an action in contravention of Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Arlt, 61 N.W.2d 429 (N.D. 1953), and thereby dismissed the action.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the trial court erred in finding that Civil No. 06-C-2026 was an improper splitting of an action in contravention of Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Ant, 61 N.W.2d 429 (N.D. 1953), and thereby dismissed the action.
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Docket entries:
106/14/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/12/2007
207/05/2007 MOTION TO DISMISS APPEAL AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT or in the alternative, to remand. RspDue: 07/16/2007
307/05/2007 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Dismiss or remand)
407/16/2007 Response Filed (Motion to Dismiss or remand)
507/16/2007 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Motion to dismiss denied; motion for remand granted). Denied
607/16/2007 ORDER OF REMAND
707/18/2007 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
810/16/2007 Reset time for filing atb after remand
910/17/2007 ACTION BY CLERK (resetting time for filing atb after remand). Granted: 11/26/2007
1010/18/2007 RECORD ON APPEAL
1111/16/2007 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1211/16/2007 ACTION BY CLERK - MAT (w/understanding no further ext.). Granted: 12/26/2007
1312/21/2007 MOTION TO REMAND TO DISTRICT COURT & BRIEF IN SUPPORT. RspDue: 01/04/2008
1412/21/2007 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT
1501/04/2008 Response of Porter, First State Bank of Wilton & First Wilton Bancshares to Motion to Remand
1601/04/2008 Response of Becker to Motion to Remand
1701/04/2008 EFILED RESPONSE (Becker Response)
1801/08/2008 Lucas's Response to Appellees' Response to Appellant's Motion to Remand
1901/16/2008 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Mot. to Remand). Denied
2001/16/2008 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 01/31/2008
2101/31/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF
2201/31/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX
2301/31/2008 DISK of ATB
2402/29/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF - Porter, et al. (electronic) PDF
2502/29/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB) PDF
2602/29/2008 APPELLEE APPENDIX (electronic) PDF
2702/29/2008 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA) PDF
2803/03/2008 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #18040)
2903/03/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (E-FILED) PDF
3003/03/2008 E-FILED MOTION (MAE - L. Becker) PDF
3103/04/2008 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE - L. Becker). Granted: 03/17/2008
3203/06/2008 7 copies of AEB (Porter, et al.) received from Central Duplicating
3303/06/2008 6 copies of AEA (Porter, et al.) received from Central Duplicating
3403/17/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF (Leonard Becker)
3503/17/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
3603/18/2008 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (receipt #18058)
3703/20/2008 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
3803/28/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF & AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT
3903/28/2008 ACTION BY CLERK (RYB). Granted: 04/14/2008
4004/14/2008 REPLY BRIEF
4104/18/2008 Corrected pages ii and 4 for Appellant's Reply Brief
4204/18/2008 DISK - RYB with corrected pages
4304/23/2008 APPEARANCES: A. William Lucas; Richard P. Olson; Sheldon A. Smith
4404/23/2008 ARGUED: Lucas; Olson; Smith
4504/23/2008 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
4608/28/2008 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
4708/28/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
4808/28/2008 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellees
4908/29/2008 Judgment Mailed to Parties
5009/11/2008 PETITION FOR REHEARING
5109/11/2008 E-FILED BRIEF - PER
5209/23/2008 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
5310/03/2008 MANDATE
5410/08/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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