Thompson v. Schmitz

20080191 Rodney Thompson and Karen Thompson,
individually and derivatively on
behalf of ARRK Investments, Inc.
d/b/a Ultimate Rent All, Plaintiffs, Appellees,
and Cross-appellants
v.
Ronald E. Schmitz, ARRK
Investments, Inc., and R.E.S.
Investments, Inc. d/b/a Ultimate
Transportation, Defendants, Appellants,
and Cross-Appellees
and
David T. Nameniuk, CPA, Defendant

Appeal from: District Court, East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Judge Frank L. Racek
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Brad A. Sinclair
Appellee: Michael Dan Nelson
Term: 06/2009   Argument: 06/01/2009  9:30am
ND cite: 2009 ND 183
NW cite: 774 N.W.2d 263

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
[1] Whether the district court erred as a matter of law in determining that upon dissolution ARRK Investments, Inc., a stream of income of $300,000.00 existed for the future use of $70,000.00 of trailers.
[2] Whether the district court erred as a matter of law in granting Rodney Thompson and Karen Thompson both dissolution of ARRK Investments, Inc., and equitable relief.
[3] Whether the district court erred as a matter of law in the granting Rodney and Karen Thompson attorneys fees.

REPLY BRIEF ISSUES
The District Court erred as a matter of law in determining that upon dissolution of ARRK, a stream income of $300,000.00 existed for the future use of RES Investments' trailers.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1. Did the district court err in failing to make Kortum findings under Section 10-19.1-115(1)(b), and in failing to grant or even consider shareholder relief for plaintiff shareholders under Section 10-19.1-115?
2. Did the district court err in denying plaintiffs' Rule 52(b) (amend findings) and Rule 59(j) (amend judgment) motions, and in failing to award plaintiff shareholders attorney fees under Section 10-19.1-115(6)?
3. Did the district court err in considering plaintiffs' Rule 54(e)(2) request, for an award of nontaxable expenses, under Section 28-26-06 (North Dakota's taxation of costs statute) rather than under Section 10-19.1-85.1 as an expense of litigation?

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Docket entries:
107/31/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 07/30/2008
207/31/2008 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 07/30/2008
308/08/2008 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL by counsel for Appellee: 11/17/2008
408/11/2008 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (filed in trial court on 8-7-08)
509/10/2008 Transcript dated May 15, 2008 (Motion Hearing)
609/11/2008 Certificate of Service of Copies of Transcript
709/11/2008 DISK - transcript dated May 15, 2008 (e-mail)
809/15/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Roger Mjones)
909/15/2008 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 10/28/2008
1010/23/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Roger Mjones)
1110/23/2008 ACTION BY CLERK (MTR). Granted: 11/28/2008
1211/26/2008 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 11-13-07, 11-14-07, 11-15-07, 11-16-07, 11-19-07, 11-20-07, 12-3-07, 12-4-07,
1311/26/2008 12-5-07, 12-10-07, & 12-11-07 (Vols. 1 thru 11 plus master index)
1411/26/2008 DISKS of transcripts dated 11-13-07, 11-14-07, 11-15-07, & 12-5-07
1512/02/2008 Corrected cc of tras dtd 11-16-07, 11-20-07, 12-3-07, 12-4-07, 12-10-07,12-11-07 & master index
1612/01/2008 RECORD ON APPEAL (6 Vol.) including separate exhibits, transcripts, and depositions some of
1712/01/2008 which are sealed. Not forwarded with the record were Nos. 15, 33, 74, 75, 145, 193, 208
1812/01/2008 496 - 502, 542 & 566 (Tapes & Steno Notes), and Nos. 574 and 589 (Time Certificates of Deposit)
1912/08/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
2012/08/2008 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
2112/09/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MAT). Granted: 02/13/2009
2212/10/2008 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 12-8-08 (Entry Nos. 593 & 594)
2301/29/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF & BRIEF IN SUPPORT
2401/29/2009 E-FILED MOTION - MAE
2501/30/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - APPELLEE BRIEF IS DUE 70 DAYS AFTER THE ATB IS FILED. Granted: 04/24/2009
2602/10/2009 MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF WORD LIMIATION (E-FILED)
2702/10/2009 E-FILED MOTION (MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF WORD LIMITATION)
2802/10/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF WORD LIMITATION - ADDITIONAL 2000 WORDS).. Granted
2902/13/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
3002/13/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
3102/13/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
3202/13/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
3302/17/2009 Received $83 surcharge for ATB & ATA (Receipt #18730)
3402/19/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
3502/10/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
3604/17/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
3704/17/2009 E-FILED MOTION
3804/17/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (with understanding it will be on June). Granted: 05/04/2009
3904/30/2009 MOTION FOR Procedural Order Extending Permissible Length of Brief & Brief in Support
4004/30/2009 E-FILED MOTION
4104/30/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (An addt'l 2,500 words is granted.). Granted
4205/04/2009 Addendum to Appellee's Brief (attached to appellee brief)
4305/04/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF
4405/04/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX
4505/04/2009 DISK - AEB (cd)
4604/27/2009 2nd Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 4-23-09 (Entry Nos. 595-603)
4704/28/2009 3rd Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 4-27-09 (Entry Nos. 604 & 605)
4805/15/2009 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed)
4905/15/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
5005/19/2009 Received 7 copies of RYB from CSD
5105/20/2009 REPLY BRIEF OF CROSS-APPELLANT'S
5205/20/2009 DISK - RYB of Cross-Appellant's (CD)
5306/01/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John
5406/01/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Riskedahl, Burt L.
5506/01/2009 APPEARANCES: Brad A. Sinclair and Ronald E. Schmitz; Michael D. Nelson
5606/01/2009 ARGUED: Sinclair; Nelson
5706/01/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
5806/12/2009 Citation of Supplemental Authority rec'd by Michael D. Nelson.
5910/16/2009 DISPOSITION (and Remanded): AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
6010/16/2009 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring
6110/16/2009 At Court's direction, no costs will be taxed in this appeal
6210/29/2009 PETITION FOR REHEARING
6310/29/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (PER)
6411/02/2009 Received 7 copies of PER from Central Duplicating
6511/17/2009 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - (PER). Denied
6612/01/2009 MANDATE
6712/07/2009 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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