Collection Center v. Bydal

20100093 Collection Center, Inc, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Michael J. Bydal, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Judge Karen Kosanda Braaten
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Mark Andrew Grainger
Appellee: Michael J. Geiermann
Term: 09/2010   Argument: 09/14/2010  2:45pm
ND cite: 2011 ND 63
NW cite: 795 N.W.2d 667

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1.After a string of assignments are made, whether the last assignee stands exclusively in the shoes of the original assignor or in the shoes of the assignee's immediate predecessor;
2.Whether summary judgment was appropriate in this case considering the original assignor never had a claim of contribution to assign to Appellee;
3.Whether genuine issues of material fact existed which would render summary judgment inappropriate; and
4.Whether the Court erred in striking Appellant's counterclaim;

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the District Court properly granted Summary Judgment to the Plaintiff.
2. Whether the District Court properly applied the law of contribution pursuant to N.D.C.C.  9-01-08.
3. Whether the District Court properly granted Plaintiff's Motion to Strike Defendants Amended Counterclaim.

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Docket entries:
103/22/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 03/19/2010
203/22/2010 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 03/19/2010
303/23/2010 Acknowledgment of OTR & RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 05/08/2010
404/12/2010 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 9, 2009 & C.O.S.
504/12/2010 DISK - TRA (9-9-09)
604/12/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL (Not rec'd No. 16, 29, 55 "Steno Notes")
705/24/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF
806/04/2010 Received 1 additional copy of ATB & 8 copies corrected pages for ATB.
906/04/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1006/04/2010 DISK-ATB (CD-ROM)
1106/17/2010 REQ. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed letter from Michael Geiermann)
1206/17/2010 E-FILED MOTION (req/ext/AEB)
1306/17/2010 ACTION BY DEPUTY CLERK COTA (MAE). Granted: 07/06/2010
1407/06/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
1507/06/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
1607/06/2010 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed) PDF
1707/06/2010 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA) PDF
1807/07/2010 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Receipt #19703).
1907/09/2010 RECEIVED 7 COPIES OF AEB FROM CENTRAL DUPLICATING.
2007/09/2010 RECEIVED 6 COPIES OF AEA FROM CENTRAL DUPLICATING.
2107/28/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
2207/30/2010 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant
2308/02/2010 DISK - RYB (e-mailed)
2409/14/2010 APPEARANCES: Mark A. Grainger; Michael J. Geiermann
2509/14/2010 ARGUED: Grainger; Geiermann
2609/14/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2703/22/2011 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2803/22/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
2903/22/2011 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
3003/24/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
3104/15/2011 MANDATE
3204/20/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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