Westby v. Schmidt

20090109 Randy Westby, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Gary J. Schmidt and
Schmidt Construction
of Stanley, Inc., Defendants and Appellants

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Mountrail County
Judge Gary H. Lee
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Tom P. Slorby
Appellee: Bryan Lee Van Grinsven
Term: 12/2009   Argument: 12/17/2009  1:30pm
ND cite: 2010 ND 44
NW cite: 779 N.W.2d 681

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Did the trial Court err in allowing an expert witness to testify without reference to the standards or practices of the trade or industry?
II. Was the evidence sufficient to support or justify the verdict?
III. Did the Court err in submitting the individual and corporate defendants to the jury?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I.Did the District Court abuse its discretion by permitting the testimony of Bryan Mindt?
II.Was the jury's special verdict perverse or clearly contrary to the evidence?
III.Should Schmidt Construction of Stanley, Inc. have been dismissed even though it accepted the benefits of the contract?

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Docket entries:
103/25/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 03/19/2009
203/25/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 03/19/2009
304/15/2009 Notice of suspension of preparation of the transcript
404/22/2009 Emailed notice from court recorder indicating payment for transcript & resumption of preparation
504/23/2009 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (by court recorder)
605/07/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
705/07/2009 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - MTR. Granted: 06/10/2009
805/26/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL
906/05/2009 TRANSCRIPT (3 Volumes) DATED January 26, 27 & 28 & C.O.S.
1006/05/2009 DISK - TRA dated 1-26, 27 & 28 2009
1107/07/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
1207/07/2009 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
1307/07/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 08/14/2009
1408/07/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (FAXED)
1508/07/2009 E-FILED MOTION (MAT) FAXED
1608/10/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MAT) NO FURTHER EXT. WILL BE GRANTED. Granted: 09/14/2009
1709/14/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF
1809/14/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1909/16/2009 Rec'd 5 additional cc of ATA
2009/25/2009 Rec'd corrected TOA & corresponding pages for ATB
2110/01/2009 DISK-atb (e-mailed)
2210/16/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF
2310/21/2009 Corrected TOA and pages 2, 5, 8, 9 & 10 for AEB
2410/21/2009 DISK - aeb (CD-ROM)
2511/16/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
2612/17/2009 APPEARANCES: Tom P. Slorby; Brian L. Van Grinsven
2712/17/2009 ARGUED: Slorby; Van Grinsven
2812/17/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2903/16/2010 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3003/16/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
3103/16/2010 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
3203/17/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
3304/19/2010 MANDATE
3404/21/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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