Schwab v. Zajac

20120172 Greg Schwab and Shelly Schwab, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
Raymond Zajac, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, Ransom County
Judge Jay A. Schmitz
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellant: Pro se
Appellee: Mark R. Western
Term: 09/2012   Argument: 09/04/2012  1:30pm
ND cite: 2012 ND 239
NW cite: 823 N.W.2d 737

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the district court erred in not admitting evidence of Schwabs' attempt to cure the waterfowl easement as an accommodation.
II. Whether the district court erred in not admitting evidence of the present value of the Property to mitigate damages on Schwabs' slander of title claim and as relevant to materiality of the misrepresentation for Zajac's fraud counterclaim.
III. Whether the district court took over the case from pro se Zajac thereby depriving him of due process and a fair trial.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I:May The Appellant Appeal Any Issue Below Other Than The Damages On the Slander of Title Claim?
II:Did the District Court Act Within Its Discretion On Evidentiary Issues Concerning Schwabs' Attempt to Cure A Waterfowl Easement In The Course of Settlement Negotiations With Zajac?
III:Did the District Court Act Within Its Discretion in Excluding Evidence Of Present Value Of Property Regarding the Issue of Damages?
IV:Did the Trial Court Deprive Zajac of Due Process As A Pro Se Litigant?
V:Are Attorney's Fees Properly Awarded to Schwabs for the Fees Incurred In The Instant Appeal?

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Docket entries:
103/27/2012 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 03/26/2012
203/27/2012 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 03/26/2012
303/29/2012 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript from Court Reporter Brenda Richards
404/19/2012 TRANSCRIPTS DATED April 5, 2011; November 9, 2011; November 10, 2011; & February 13, 2012 (4 vols.
504/19/2012 DISK - tra (4/5/11; 11/9/11; 11/10/11; & 2/13/12) (e-mailed)
604/25/2012 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL (ENTRY NOS.1-152)
704/30/2012 ELEC. SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ON APPEAL (ENTRY NOS.153-155)
805/09/2012 Proof of Service of the Trans. dated 4/5/11; 11/9/11;11/10/11; & 2/13/12 from Brenda M. Richards
905/22/2012 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED (ENTRY NOS.156-157)
1005/24/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF and Addendum
1105/24/2012 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1206/08/2012 DISK - ATB (e-mailed)
1306/11/2012 Received NOA, Docket Sheets, Page 2, and corrected Table of Contents for Appellant's Appendix
1406/26/2012 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED June 25, 2012 (ENTRY NOS.158 & 159)
1506/25/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF
1606/25/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
1706/26/2012 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Receipt #21231)
1806/29/2012 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
1907/10/2012 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 07/9/2012 (ENTRY NOS.160-162)
2007/11/2012 DISK-RYB (e-mailed)
2107/12/2012 ELEC. SUPP. REC ON APPEAL DATED 07/12/2012 (ENTRY NOS.165, 166, and 168) Not Rec'd #167-No doc
2207/13/2012 REPLY BRIEF and Addendum
2307/18/2012 DISK- RYB with corrections (e-mailed)
2407/23/2012 Recieved 8 corrected copies of Table of Contents
2508/09/2012 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
2609/04/2012 APPEARANCES: Raymond Zajac; Mark R. Western
2709/04/2012 ARGUED: Raymond Zajac; Mark R. Western
2809/04/2012 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2911/19/2012 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 16, 2012 (ENTRY NOS.173)
3011/20/2012 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 19, 2012 (ENTRY NOS.169-172)
3111/27/2012 DISPOSITION (Remanded): AFFIRMED
3211/27/2012 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellees
3311/27/2012 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
3411/28/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
3501/03/2013 MANDATE
3601/09/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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