Meier v. N.D. Dep't of Human Services
Dennis Meier, Plaintiff and Appellant
North Dakota Department
of Human Services, Defendant and Appellee
South Central Judicial District,
Judge Cynthia Feland
|Nature of Action:||Administrative Proceeding|
|Term:||04/2012  Argument: 04/30/2012 2:45pm|
|ND cite:||2012 ND 134|
818 N.W.2d 774
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
1. Whether N.D.C.C. 54-44.3-12.2's directive of proper service upon HRMS is jurisdictional given that: A. N.D.C.C. 28-32-42, which governs appeals of orders resulting from "any proceeding heard by an administrative agency[,]" unambiguously excludes service upon HRMS as unnecessary to the perfection of an appeal; and B. Proper service upon HRMS is for the exclusive purpose of certifying the record of proceedings to the district court.
2. Assuming, arguendo, that N.D.C.C. 54-44.3-12.2 is jurisdictional, whether compliance with N.D.R.Civ.P. 4(d)(2)(F)(ii) in serving an assistant attorney general constitutes proper service upon HRMS, an agency of the state.
3. Whether N.D.C.C. 28-32-50(1) mandates an award of attorney fees and costs to Meier if the Court finds in his favor, regardless of whether DHS acted without substantial justification.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Did the district court correctly determine it lacked jurisdiction over an administrative appeal because Meier failed to properly perfect that appeal?
II. Should this Court award attorneys fees to Meier if he prevails?
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|1||01/19/2012||NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/18/2012|
|2||01/25/2012||Administrative Record Response by Appellant|
|4||01/25/2012||Administrative Record Response by Appellee|
|6||02/16/2012||Electronic RECORD ON APPEAL dated February 15, 2012 (entry nos.1-31)|
|7||02/24/2012||Appellant Meier's Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs Under N.D.C.C. 28-32-50(1)|
|9||02/24/2012||APPELLANT BRIEF with attached Addendum|
|13||02/27/2012||Rec'd $25 ATB e-file surcharge (receipt no. 20892)|
|14||03/02/2012||Rec'd 7 copies ATB from Central Duplicating.|
|15||03/02/2012||Rec'd 6 copies ATA from Central Duplicating.|
|16||03/15/2012||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|18||03/23/2012||DISK - aeb (e-mailed)|
|19||03/23/2012||Brief in Opposition to Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs Filed|
|20||04/04/2012||Corrections to RYB word limit received (original RYB received was over word limit)|
|23||04/09/2012||Received 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating.|
|24||04/30/2012||APPEARANCES: McLain J. Schneider; Kirsten R. Franzen|
|25||04/30/2012||ARGUED: McLain J. Schneider; Kirsten R. Franzen|
|26||04/30/2012||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|27||06/08/2012||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|28||07/12/2012||NO ACTION TAKEN (Appellant Meier's Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs)|
|30||07/12/2012||UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.|
|31||07/12/2012||Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee|
|32||07/13/2012||Judgment E-Mailed to Parties|