Thompson v. Schmitz
Rodney Thompson and Karen Thompson,
individually and derivatively on
behalf of ARRK Investments, Inc.
d/b/a Ultimate Rent All, Plaintiffs and Appellees
Ronald E. Schmitz, ARRK Investments,
Inc., and R.E.S. Investments, Inc.
d/b/a Ultimate Transportation, Defendants and Appellants
David T. Nameniuk, CPA, Defendant
East Central Judicial District,
Judge John Charles Irby
|Nature of Action:||Contracts|
|Term:||12/2010  Argument: 12/16/2010|
|ND cite:||2011 ND 70|
795 N.W.2d 913
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
Whether the District Court erred in determining that upon dissolution of ARRK Investments, Inc., a stream of income/intangible value exists.
Whether Judge Racek's determination that the $150,000 the Thompsons tendered to Ron Schmitz is not a corporate asset is the law of the case.
Whether the District Court erred as a matter of law in awarding the Thompsons attorney's fees.
Whether the District Court erred as a matter of law in awarding expert witness fees, nontaxable expenses, and pre-judgment interest.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1.Did the district court comply with the law of the case doctrine and the mandate rule, as to (a) the Thompsons' $150,000 contribution to ARRK and (b) Schmitz's contribution of the use of RES's trailers, equipment, and employees to ARRK?
2.Did the district court err in (a) taxing expert witness fees, (b) awarding nontaxable expenses, and (c) awarding prejudgment interest for conversion?
3.Did the district court err in awarding attorney's fees?
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|1||07/30/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 07/29/2010|
|2||07/30/2010 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 07/29/2010|
|3||07/30/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John|
|4||08/02/2010 MOTION FOR Remand|
|5||08/03/2010 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted|
|6||08/03/2010 ORDER OF REMAND|
|7||08/05/2010 TRANSCRIPT DATED 01/06/10 & C.O.S.|
|8||08/04/2010 DISK (TRA) 01/06/10 e-mailed|
|9||08/25/2010 Remand complete|
|10||08/25/2010 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte)|
|11||08/25/2010 ACTION BY CLERK ---- Reset briefing schedule after remand. Granted: 10/04/2010|
|12||08/30/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL (Partially Electronic; Entry Nos. 84,128,129,130,159,166,196,|
|14||08/30/2010 were mailed)|
|15||09/10/2010 Second Notice of Appeal filed in trial court 9-8-10|
|16||09/08/2010 Order for Transcript of June 23, 2010 hearing|
|17||09/13/2010 Transcript dated June 23, 2010 & Certificate of Service|
|18||09/13/2010 DISK - tra (6-23-10)|
|19||09/17/2010 MOTION FOR Extension of Word Limitation (Appellant's brief)|
|20||09/17/2010 E-FILED MOTION|
|21||09/17/2010 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (ATB cannot exceed 12,000 words). Granted|
|22||10/04/2010 Received filing fee for ATB & ATA (Receipt #19994).|
|23||10/01/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)|
|24||10/01/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)|
|25||10/01/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed) PDF|
|26||10/01/2010 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA) PDF|
|27||10/05/2010 Corrections to ATB received.|
|28||10/04/2010 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB & $245 for ATA surcharge (Receipt #19994).|
|29||10/06/2010 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating.|
|30||10/06/2010 Received 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating.|
|31||10/12/2010 MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF WORD LIMIT FOR AEB (e-filed)|
|32||10/12/2010 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/Words/AEB)|
|33||10/12/2010 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Mot/Ext/Word/Limit) (up to 12,000 words for AEB). Granted|
|34||10/28/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM|
|35||10/28/2010 APPELLEE APPENDIX|
|36||10/29/2010 DISK-AEB (CD-ROM)|
|37||11/10/2010 REPLY BRIEF (electronic)|
|38||11/10/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)|
|39||11/12/2010 Rec'd 7 copies of RYB back from Central Duplicating.|
|40||11/16/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|41||11/19/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Nelson, David W.|
|42||12/16/2010 APPEARANCES: Brad A. Sinclair; Michael D. Nelson|
|43||12/16/2010 ARGUED: Brad A. Sinclair; Michael D. Nelson|
|44||12/16/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|45||03/28/2011 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED|
|46||03/28/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.|
|47||03/28/2011 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellees|
|48||03/28/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties|
|50||04/26/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|