|Filed Dec. 20, 1994|
Herbert O. Jensen, Plaintiff and Appellant
Daniel Wrolstad, Beverly Bergson, Vicki Feist, Laura Helbling, Doug Hennagir, Rosemary Hill, Carl Jensen, Mary Kaszkowiak, Lynn Koch, Barbara McGillivary, Elaine Little, Glen Otto, Timothy Schuetzle, Reginald Trieb, Dianna Welk, Susan Williams, Defendants and Appellees
American Correctional Association, State Bonding Fund, Co-Defendants and Appellees
Civil No. 940272
Appeal from the District Court for Burleigh County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Benny A. Graff, Judge.
Herbert O. Jensen, P.O. Box 5521, Bismarck, ND 58502-5521. Pro se. Submitted on brief.
Reginald Trieb, P.O. Box 5521, Bismarck, ND 58502-5521. Pro se. Submitted on brief.
William G. Peterson, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office, 900 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0041, for defendants and appellees and for co-defendant and appellee State Bonding Fund. Submitted on brief.
Jane L. Dynes and Ronald H. McLean, of Serkland, Lundberg, Erickson, Marcil & McLean, Ltd., P.O. Box 6017, Fargo, ND 58108-6017, and C. Michael Deese, of Fehrenbacher, Sale, Quinn & Deese, 910 Sixteenth St., NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006, for co-defendant and appellee American Correctional Association. Submitted on brief.
Jensen v. Wrolstad et al.
Herbert O. Jensen, an inmate at the North Dakota State Penitentiary, appeals from a judgment dismissing his action against individual state defendants, another inmate, the State Bonding Fund, and the American Correctional Association and awarding the State $500 in attorney's fees. We affirm under Rule 35.1(a)(1), (4), (6), and (7). See Jensen v. Zuern et al., ___ N.W.2d ___ (N.D. Civil No. 940245, decided on October 27, 1994) (Jensen III); Jensen v. Zuern et al., 517 N.W.2d 118 (N.D.Ct.App. 1994); Jensen v. Powers, 472 N.W.2d 223 (N.D. 1991).
The American Correctional Association asserts that it is entitled to double costs and attorney's fees for defending this frivolous appeal. Jensen's appeal is frivolous and an award of double costs and attorney's fees is justified. However, in order to avoid a subsequent appeal following this award, we follow the procedure outlined in Jensen III. We invoke N.D.R.App.P. 2, suspend the provisions of N.D.R.App.P. 39(e), and direct the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter judgment awarding the American Correctional
Association double costs and attorney's fees of $500 to be taxed against Jensen.
Affirmed with double costs and attorney's fees to ACA.
Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J.
Beryl J. Levine
William A. Neumann
Dale V. Sandstrom
Herbert L. Meschke