Bornsen v. Pragotrade, LLC

20110087 Ruth Bornsen and Nathan Bornsen, Plaintiffs
v.
Pragotrade, LLC, Pragotrade, Inc.,
and Cabela's Retail, Inc., Defendants

Nature of Action: Certified Question of Law (Civil)
Counsel:
Plaintiff: Nicholas B. Hall
Plaintiff: Lawyer not licensed in N.D.
Defendant: Thomas Dice Jensen
Amicus curiae: Ariston Edward Johnson
Amicus curiae: Larry L. Boschee
Defendant: Lawyer not licensed in N.D.
Defendant: Thomas John Evenson
Term: 06/2011   Argument: 06/28/2011  2:45pm
ND cite: 2011 ND 183
NW cite: 804 N.W.2d 055

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
North Dakota should adopt the apparent manufacturer doctrine as set forth in the restatement (second)of torts 400 and restatement (third) of torts: product liability 14.
A.The apparent manufacturer doctrine is not in conflict with or incompatible with N.D.C.C. 28-03.
B.The apparent manufacturer doctrine is consistent with North Dakota legislative intent and does no harm to North Dakota retailers.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Where the Legislature has enacted a specific and unambiguous statutory scheme addressing product liability claims against manufacturers and nonmanufacturing sellers, should this Court craft an additional exception and adopt the "apparent manufacturer" doctrine that is set forth in the Restatement (Second) of Torts,  400 or the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Product Liability,  14?

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Docket entries:
104/04/2011 CERTIFICATION ORDER
204/04/2011 PLAINTIFF BRIEF DUE: 05/09/2011
304/04/2011 U.S. District Court Docket Report
404/04/2011 Copies of Documents from US District Court Record
504/11/2011 Recieved 1/2 filing fee from Defendant (Receipt #20251).
604/13/2011 Received 1/2 filing fee from Plaintiff (Reciept #20253).
705/02/2011 PLAINTIFF BRIEF
805/02/2011 Plaintiff's Appendix
905/02/2011 DISK-PTB (E-MAILED)
1005/05/2011 Received updated Affidavit of Ronald H. Schneider (pro hac vice).
1105/05/2011 DEFENDANT BRIEF DUE: 06/01/2011
1205/09/2011 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (ND ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE)(e-filed)
1305/09/2011 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/File/ACB)
1405/09/2011 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Mot/File/ACB)
1505/09/2011 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF & Addendum (ND Association for Justice) (e-filed)
1605/09/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (ACB)
1705/10/2011 Received $25 surcharge for ACB (Receipt #20303)
1805/11/2011 Received 7 copies of ACB from CSD
1905/20/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
2005/27/2011 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (N.D. Defense Lawyers Assn.)
2105/27/2011 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Mot/File/ACB - N.D. Defense Lawyers Assn.). Granted
2205/27/2011 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF & Addendum (N.D. Defense Lawyers Assn.)
2305/27/2011 DISK of ACB (N.D. Defense Lawyers Assn.) (CD)
2406/01/2011 Corrected Certificate of Service for ACB (N.D. Defense Lawyers Assn.)
2506/03/2011 NOTICE OF MOTION & MOTION TO ADMIT NON-RESIDENT COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE.
2606/03/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MOT. TO ADMIT NON-RESIDENT COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE).. Granted
2706/03/2011 UPDATED AFFIDAVIT OF WILLIAM L. DAVIDSON (PRO HAC VICE).
2806/01/2011 DEFENDANT BRIEF
2906/09/2011 Received corrected pages for DTB.
3006/10/2011 DISK-DTB (E-MAILED)
3106/13/2011 REPLY BRIEF
3206/13/2011 DISK-RYB (e-mailed)
3306/16/2011 Affidavit of Service by Mail for RYB (svc on Boschee & Johnson).
3406/27/2011 Notice of Appearance of Thomas Evenson for Defendant Cabela's Retail, Inc.
3506/28/2011 APPEARANCES: Nicholas B. Hall and Ronald H. Schneider, William L. Davidson and Thomas J. Evenson
3606/28/2011 ARGUED: Nicholas B. Hall, William L. Davidson
3706/28/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3809/15/2011 DISPOSITION: CERT. QUEST. ANSWERED
3909/15/2011 SPLIT OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
4009/15/2011 (DISSENTING): Kapsner, Carol Ronning: DISSENT
4109/15/2011 (JOINED DISSENTING): Maring, Mary Muehlen: JN/DIS
4209/15/2011 No costs to be taxed in this matter
4309/16/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
4410/26/2011 MANDATE

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