Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. v. Thies

20080017 Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
Company, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Lisa R. Thies, Defendant
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J. Jeffrey Geiger and
Vicki Jo Geiger, Defendants and Appellants

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Donald L. Jorgensen
Nature of Action: Insurance
Counsel:
Appellant: Wold Johnson, P.C.
Appellee: Zuger Kirmis & Smith
Term: 05/2008   Argument: 05/05/2008  2:45pm
ND cite: 2008 ND 164
NW cite: 755 N.W.2d 852

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Geigers are entitled to a de novo review of the trial court's decision
II. The trial court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of Grinnell
A. The "Occurrence" (i.e. the Damage to the Property) Took Place During the Term of the Insurance Policy
B. The Trial Court Misinterpreted Friendship Homes, Inc. v. American States Ins. Co.
III. Grinnell has a duty to defend the Geigers against the complaint brought by Lisa Thies

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. There was no occurrence as defined by the insurance policy.
II. If there is no occurrence, there is no duty to defend.

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Docket entries:
101/15/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/10/2008
201/15/2008 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 01/14/2008
301/15/2008 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
401/16/2008 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Joyce O. Harnden): 03/04/2008
502/06/2008 TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 25, 2007
602/07/2008 DISK-TRA (10/25/07)
702/07/2008 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS
802/07/2008 RECORD ON APPEAL & Separates 16 & 17 (Not Rec'd: #24--Court Reporter Notes)
903/17/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF
1003/17/2008 Appellant's Appendix (Withdrawn;see replacement ATA filed 3-24-08)
1103/18/2008 Affidavit of Service by Mail of the ATB
1203/24/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX (Replaced ATA filed 3-17-08)
1303/25/2008 Corrected cover page, Table of Authorities, & page 10 for ATB
1403/25/2008 DISK - atb (CD ROM)
1504/11/2008 E-mail from Todd Haagart dated 4-11-08 RE: Lis Thies will not participate in this appeal
1604/15/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF
1704/15/2008 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1804/15/2008 DISK - aeb
1904/15/2008 Affidavit of Mailing of AEB & AEA
2004/25/2008 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Bohlman, Bruce E.
2105/05/2008 APPEARANCES: Benjamin E. Thomas; Lyle W. Kirmis
2205/05/2008 ARGUED: Thomas; Kirmis
2305/05/2008 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2409/04/2008 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2509/04/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
2609/04/2008 Costs on Appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
2709/04/2008 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
2809/26/2008 MANDATE
2909/30/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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