Wisness v. Nodak Mutual Ins. Co.

20100401 Chase Wisness, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Nodak Mutual Insurance
Company and Eric Mogen, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Judge David W. Nelson
Nature of Action: Insurance
Counsel:
Appellee: Scott Kenneth Porsborg
Appellant: Ariston Edward Johnson
Appellant: Dennis Edward Johnson
Term: 05/2011   Argument: 05/09/2011  2:45pm
ND cite: 2011 ND 197
NW cite: 806 N.W.2d 146

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. The sole issue before the Court is whether the district court erred in finding that a policy of insurance, issued by the defendant/appellee Nodak Mutual Insurance Company to Milo Wisness did not provide underinsured motorist coverage for Milo's then-minor son, the plaintiff/appellant C.W.
2. Because the judgment below was based on summary judgment under Rule 56, N.D.R.Civ.P., the standard of review on appeal is de novo. Missouri Breaks v. Burns, 2010 ND 221, 8, 791 N.W.2d 33 (quoting Lucas v. Riverside Park Condominiums Unit Owners Ass'n, 2009 ND 217, 16, 776 N.W.2d 801).

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the district court erred in finding the Farm and Ranch Excess Liability Policy did not provide coverage for underinsured motorist benefits, and was not ambiguous.

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Docket entries:
112/22/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/20/2010
212/22/2010 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 12/20/2010
301/18/2011 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 02/08/2011
402/07/2011 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 1, 2010, & C.O.S.
502/07/2011 DISK-tra (9.1.10) e-mailed
602/11/2011 RECORD ON APPEAL
703/19/2011 MOTION FOR Leave to File Supplemental Appendix
803/19/2011 E-FILED MOTION
903/23/2011 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Denied
1003/19/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF
1103/19/2011 E-FILED BRIEF - ATB
1203/19/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1303/19/2011 E-FILED APPENDIX - ATA
1403/19/2011 Rec'd $25.00 surcharge for ATB (receipt no. 20229)
1503/25/2011 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating.
1603/25/2011 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating.
1704/15/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
1804/15/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MAE)
1904/15/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 04/21/2011
2004/15/2011 Response to Motion for Extension of Time
2104/15/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (sua sponte)
2204/15/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MRY) (sua sponte). Granted: 05/04/2011
2304/18/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT (see folder)
2404/21/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM (e-filed) PDF
2504/21/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB) PDF
2604/25/2011 RECEIVED $25 E-FILING SURCHARGE FOR AEB (RECEIPT #20278).
2704/29/2011 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating.
2805/09/2011 APPEARANCES: Ariston E. Johnson; Scott Porsborg
2905/09/2011 ARGUED: Ariston E. Johnson; Scott Porsborg
3005/09/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3110/18/2011 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3210/18/2011 SPLIT OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
3310/18/2011 CONCUR: Maring, Mary Muehlen: CONCUR
3410/18/2011 COSTS ON APPEAL TAXED IN FAVOR OF APPELLEES.
3510/19/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
3611/09/2011 MANDATE
3711/23/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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