Perez v. Nichols

20050228 Sheila Perez, Plaintiff and Appellant
Ronnie Nichols, Defendant and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, North Central Judicial District, Ward County
Judge Robert W. Holte
Nature of Action: Personal Injury
Appellant: McGee, Hankla & Backes
Appellee: Morley Law Firm, Ltd.
Appellant: Lawyer not licensed in N.D.
Term: 11/2005   Argument: 11/23/2005
ND cite: 2006 ND 20
NW cite: 708 N.W.2d 884

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the District Court below committed reversible error in granting summary judgment in favor of defendant/appellee ("Nichols") on the basis of disputed material issues of fact as to whether Nichols was negligent in not seeing or taking evasive action to avoid an oncoming automobile?
2. Whether the District Court committed reversible error in granting summary judgment in favor of defendant/appellee Nichols on the issue of whether Nichols was negligent in not providing a seat belts to Appellant ("Perez"), a passenger, in the middle bench seat of his van?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether there are any genuine issues of material fact regarding whether defendant was negligent?
II. Whether the availability or unavailability of seatbelts in defendant's vehicle creates a genuine issue of material fact on the issue of negligence for the accident?

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Docket entries:
107/11/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 07/07/2005
207/18/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (In Letter Form - FAX)
307/18/2005 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
407/18/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 09/06/2005
507/25/2005 Affidavit of Samuel Kornhauser in compliance with N.D. Admission to Practice Rule 3
608/10/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL
709/06/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (faxed letter dated 9-6-05)
809/06/2005 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
909/06/2005 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/08/2005
1009/08/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF
1209/08/2005 DISK - atb (CD-Rom)
1310/04/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF
1410/10/2005 Corrected Table of Authorities for AEB
1510/10/2005 DISK - AEB (e-mailed)
1610/18/2005 REPLY BRIEF
1710/19/2005 DISK - RYB (CD)
1810/31/2005 Notice of Unavailability of Counsel(Samuel Kornhauser)
1911/21/2005 Request to Waive Oral Argument (faxed letter from Samuel Kornhauser)
2011/21/2005 E-FILED MOTION (Req/Waive/Oral/Argument)
2111/21/2005 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (waiver of oral argument on behalf of AT). Denied
2211/23/2005 APPEARANCES: Collin P. Dobrovolny; Lolita G. Romanick
2311/23/2005 ARGUED: Dobrovolny; Romanick
2601/31/2006 SPLIT OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
2701/31/2006 Concurring Specially: Maring, Mary Muehlen: CONCUR
2801/31/2006 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
2902/02/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties
3003/06/2006 MANDATE
3211/27/2015 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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