Northern Excavating v. Sisters of Mary of the Presentation

20110209 Northern Excavating Co., Inc., Plaintiff, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
v.
Sisters of Mary of the Presentation
Long Term Care, d/b/a Ave Maria Village, Defendant, Appellant and Cross-Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, Stutsman County
Judge Jay A. Schmitz
Nature of Action: Contracts
Counsel:
Appellant: Michael Thomas Andrews
Appellee: Kip M. Kaler
Appellant: Michael Leonard Gust
Term: 12/2011   Argument: 12/08/2011  9:30am
ND cite: 2012 ND 78
NW cite: 815 N.W.2d 280

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Did the District Court err in applying N.D. Cent. Code  35-27-24.1, such that it awarded Appellant only 10% of its attorneys fees?
II. Did the District Court err in concluding Appellee was the "prevailing party" entitled to pursuant to  28-26-06?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
A.N.D.C.C. 35-27-24.1 should be harmonized with the entire construction lien statutes in Chapter 35-27.
B.The trial court applied an incorrect standard in concluding that Northern Excavating's lien was "inaccurate".
C.Alternatively, the discretion lies with the trial court to determine what "reasonable attorney's fees' are due as a result of an inaccurate lien.

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Docket entries:
107/20/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 07/19/2011
207/29/2011 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
308/26/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
408/26/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
508/26/2011 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/06/2011
609/06/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF
709/06/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX
809/06/2011 DISK - ATB
909/20/2011 ELECTRONIC RECORD ON APPEAL (entry nos. 1 - 89)
1010/05/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF
1110/07/2011 DISK-AEB (E-MAILED)
1210/10/2011 Received 8 copies of corrected title page & proof of service.
1310/21/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (e-filed)
1410/21/2011 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 10/28/2011
1510/27/2011 REPLY BRIEF
1610/27/2011 DISK-RYB (E-MAILED)
1711/16/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
1812/08/2011 APPEARANCES: Michael L. Gust; Kip M. Kaler
1912/08/2011 ARGUED: Michael L. Gust; Kip M. Kaler
2012/08/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2104/10/2012 DISPOSITION (AND REMANDED): AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT
2204/10/2012 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
2304/10/2012 CONCUR IN THE RESULT: Sandstrom, Dale V.: CON/RES
2404/10/2012 Neither party have and recover costs and disbursements in this appeal
2504/10/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
2605/08/2012 MANDATE

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