Sateren v. Sateren

20120192 Lorne C. Sateren, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Marilyn L. Sateren, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Judge Joel D. Medd
Nature of Action: Divorce/Property Div./Alimony
Counsel:
Appellant: Jacey Layne Johnston
Appellee: Brian C. Balstad
Appellee: Ronald I. Galstad
Appellee: Patti Jo Jensen
Term: 10/2012   Argument: 10/08/2012  11:00am
ND cite: 2013 ND 12
NW cite: 826 N.W.2d 303

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
A.Whether the District Court erred by allowing post-judgment evidence to enter into the Court's consideration and subsequent ruling during the hearing seeking Relief from Judgment granted pursuant to Appellant's Rule 60 motion.
B.Whether the District Court erred by failing to reallocate the marital property in reflection of the Appellee's fraud and breach of contract.
C.Whether the District Court erred by failing to value the marital estate and to consider the Ruff-Fischer guidelines when examining the reallocation of the marital estate.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the district court erred in admitting evidence of post-divorce circumstances at a hearing to determine if marital property should be redistributed.
II. Whether the district court was clearly erroneous in finding Marilyn entered into the stipulation with Lorne free from mistake, duress, menace, fraud or undue influence, and the stipulation was not unconscionable.
III. Whether the district court erred in failing to value and specifically address the Ruff-Fischer factors in its decision to not redistribute the marital estate.

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Docket entries:
104/12/2012 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 04/12/2012
204/12/2012 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 04/12/2012
305/08/2012 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL (ENTRY NOS.1-183, Docket entry #11 not included-shorthand notes)
405/17/2012 1st ELEC. SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ON APPEAL (ENTRY NOS.184-189)
505/22/2012 2nd ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED (ENTRY NOS.190-192)
606/01/2012 TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 24, 2011, & C.O.S.
706/01/2012 DISK-TRA (10/24/11) E-MAILED
806/11/2012 MOTION to Remand to District Court for Record Correction
906/11/2012 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (remand unnecessary). Denied
1006/14/2012 MOTION TO DISMISS APPEAL BY APPELLEE. RspDue: 06/28/2012
1106/14/2012 E-FILED MOTION
1206/14/2012 3rd ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 06/13/2012 (ENTRY NOS.193-198)
1306/15/2012 4th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 06/14/2012 (ENTRY NOS.199-202)
1406/28/2012 5th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 06/27/2012 (ENTRY NOS.203-206)
1506/28/2012 Response - Brief in Opposition to Appellee's Motion to Dismiss the Appeal
1606/28/2012 E-FILED MOTION
1707/11/2012 Motion to Dismiss to be heard with merits
1807/11/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1907/11/2012 E-FILED MOTION
2007/11/2012 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 07/24/2012
2107/10/2012 6th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 9, 2012 (ENTRY NOS. 207-209)
2207/13/2012 7th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 07/12/2012 (Entry nos. 210-212)
2307/24/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF)
2407/24/2012 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
2507/24/2012 APPELLANT APPENDIX
2607/24/2012 E-FILED APPENDIX
2707/25/2012 Received non-substantive changes to ATB
2807/26/2012 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (Receipt #21263)
2907/26/2012 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
3007/26/2012 Received 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
3108/10/2012 ELEC. 8th SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 08/09/2012 (ENTRY NOS.213-215)
3208/13/2012 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT (11-18-10 tra): 08/07/2012
3308/13/2012 TRANSCRIPT DATED 11-18-2010 & C.O.S.
3408/13/2012 DISK-TRA (11-18-2010) e-mailed
3508/20/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)
3608/20/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
3708/24/2012 Rec'd $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #21464)
3808/28/2012 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
3908/31/2012 Received notice and consent for John D. Schroder, third year law student
4009/17/2012 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
4110/05/2012 9th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 4, 2012 (ENTRY NOS.216-218)
4210/05/2012 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL EFFECTIVE 10/31/12 (substituting Ronald Galstad and Brian Balstad
4310/05/2012 for Patti Jensen)
4410/08/2012 APPEARANCES: Jacey Johnston and DeWayne Johnston/Patti Jensen and John Schroeder, 3L,
4510/08/2012 ARGUED: Jacey Johnston/John Schroeder, 3rd year law student
4610/08/2012 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
4710/31/2012 Ronald I. Galstad and Brian C. Balstad substituted as counsel for Appellee
4801/23/2013 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Motion to Dismiss). Denied
4901/23/2013 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
5001/23/2013 SPLIT OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
5101/23/2013 DISSENT: Sandstrom, Dale V.: DISSENT
5201/23/2013 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellant
5301/23/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
5401/25/2013 10th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED January 24, 2012 (ENTRY NOS.219-224)
5502/21/2013 MANDATE
5602/27/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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