Finstad v. Ransom-Sargent Water Users, Inc.

20110142 John N. Finstad and
Lori L. Finstad, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Ransom-Sargent Water Users, Inc.,
and/or Ransom-Sargent Water Users
District, and/or Southeast Water
Users District, and/or Southeast
Water Users, and Jay Anderson,
Scott Johnson, Don Lloyd, Don Smith,
Larry Schultz and Patsy Storhoff, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, Ransom County
Judge John T. Paulson
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellant: Bruce A. Schoenwald
Appellee: Michael Thomas Andrews
Term: 10/2011   Argument: 10/11/2011  9:30am
ND cite: 2011 ND 215
NW cite: 812 N.W.2d 323

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
This appeal arises from the judgment dismissing the Complaint of Plaintiffs and Appellants, John N. Finstad and Lorie L. Finstad (hereinafter collectively referred to as "FINSTADS") upon the summary judgment motion of the Defendants Ransom-Sargent Water Users, Inc., et al, (hereinafter collectively referred to as "WATER DISTRICT"). The action was dismssed on the grounds that the FINSTADS' claims were barred by the three-year statute of limitations set forth in N.D.C.C.  32-12.1-10. The issues presented for review are:
1) Whether the claims asserted by the FINSTADS are barred by N.D.C.C.  32-12.1-10's three-year statute of limitations applicable to claims against political subdivisions?
2) Whether the dismissal was improper because questions of fact remain as to when the claims accrued?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1) Did the District Court correctly conclude Appellants' claims barred by the three-year statute of limitations in N.D.C.C.  32-12.1-10?
2) Should the District Court's grant of summary judgment be affirmed?

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Docket entries:
105/12/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 05/11/2011
206/20/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF & Addendum
306/20/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX
406/21/2011 ELECTRONIC RECORD ON APPEAL (Image Nos. 1-27)
506/24/2011 DISK - ATB (CD ROM)
606/24/2011 Substitution of Counsel (Bruce Schoenwald now represents John & Lori Finstad)
707/06/2011 Copy of Judgment for ATA
807/18/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
907/18/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MAE)
1007/18/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 07/29/2011
1107/29/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF
1207/29/2011 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1307/29/2011 DISK - AEB (e-mailed)
1408/12/2011 REPLY BRIEF of Appellants
1508/15/2011 DISK - ryb (CD-ROM)
1609/02/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
1710/11/2011 APPEARANCES: Bruce A. Schoenwald; Michael T. Andrews
1810/11/2011 ARGUED: Bruce A. Schoenwald; Michael T. Andrews
1910/11/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2011/15/2011 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
2111/15/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
2211/15/2011 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellants
2311/16/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
2412/09/2011 MANDATE

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