McColl Farms v. Pflaum
McColl Farms, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant
Aaron McColl, personally, Plaintiff
Lisa Rae Pflaum,
f/k/a Lisa Rae McColl, Defendant and Appellee
Northeast Judicial District,
Judge M. Richard Geiger
|Nature of Action:||Other (Civil)|
|Term:||06/2013  Argument: 06/17/2013 11:00am|
|ND cite:||2013 ND 169|
837 N.W.2d 359
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
I.Whether the District Court erred in continuing to exercise jurisdiction over a deceased party.
A.Whether Rule 25 divests the District Court of Jurisdiction when no motion for substitution is made.
B.Whether by operation of law the deceased dismissed his cause of action by filing the notice of death and not making the motion to substitute a party at the District Court level.
C.Whether the District Court erred in assessing sanctions against the estate of a deceased party when substitution was not ordered by the court or motion by any party.
II.Whether the District Court erred in dismissing McColl Farms complaint and in particular in disposing of dispositive motions based upon its finding that the outcome of a stipulated divorce controls McColl Farms who was not a party to the divorce action.
A.Whether the District Court erred in granting Defendant's Motion under Rule 12(b)(vi) of the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure.
B.Whether the District Court erred in granting Defendant's Motion under Rule 56 of the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure.
C.Whether the District Court erred in refusing to entertain Plaintiff's Motion under Rule 56 of the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure.
D.Whether the District Court erred in its evidentiary rulings regarding submitted Affidavits.
i.The District Court erred in excluding the affidavit of Aaron McColl.
ii.The District Court erred in excluding the entire affidavit of DeWayne Johnston and in particular the attached exhibits.
E.Whether the District Court erred in making factual determinations regarding state of mind of the parties and counsel as well as other determinations left to the fact finder.
III. Whether the District Court erred in assessing sanctions.
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|1||02/15/2013||NOTICE OF APPEAL: 02/13/2013|
|2||03/12/2013||Appellant's attorney clarified he only represents McColl Farms on appeal and that no P.R. has been|
|3||03/12/2013||appointed for Aaron McColl|
|4||03/18/2013||ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 15, 2013 (ENTRY NOS.1-174)|
|5||03/25/2013||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF|
|7||03/26/2013||ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 04/24/2013|
|8||04/22/2013||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF|
|10||04/22/2013||Opposition to 2nd Motion to Extend Time to File Appellant's Brief|
|11||04/23/2013||ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted: 05/02/2013|
|12||05/02/2013||APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF)|
|16||05/06/2013||Received $25 surcharge for ATB and ATA (Receipt # 21837)|
|17||05/08/2013||Recieved non-substantive corrections to ATB and ATA|
|18||05/14/2013||Recieved 7 ATB and 6 ATA copies from CSD|
|19||05/16/2013||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|22||05/07/2013||REPLY BRIEF (PDF)|
|23||06/07/2013||E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)|
|24||06/11/2013||MOTION TO DISMISS BY APPELLEE|
|26||06/10/2013||TRANSCRIPT DATED April 10, 2012, October 30, 2012 & January 23, 2013 & C.O.S.|
|27||06/10/2013||DISK-Tra (4/10/12, 10/30/12 & 1/23/13) (e-mailed)|
|28||06/12/2013||Response Filed to Motion to Dismiss|
|30||06/17/2013||APPEARANCES: DeWayne Johnston; Jacey L. Johnston; Michael Gjesdahl|
|31||06/17/2013||ARGUED: DeWayne Johnston; Michael Gjesdahl|
|32||06/17/2013||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|33||09/25/2013||NO ACTION TAKEN (Motion to Dismiss Appeal)|
|34||09/25/2013||DISPOSITION (& REMANDED): AFFIRMED/PT, REVERSED/PT|
|35||09/25/2013||UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen|
|36||09/25/2013||BY ORDER OF THE COURT, NEITHER PARTY HAVE AND RECOVER COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS IN THIS APPEAL|
|37||09/26/2013||Judgment Sent to Parties|
|38||10/16/2013||MOTION FOR substitute page 2 of the opinion (sua sponte)|
|39||10/16/2013||ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (substitute page 2 of the opinion)|
|40||10/16/2013||Substitute Opinion Page (Page 2)|
|41||10/17/2013||Order Sent to Parties (NPG)|