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Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. v. Behm

Docket No. 20180321
Oral Argument: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:30 AM

Docket Info

Title
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a Division of
MDU Resources Group, Inc., n/k/a Montana-
Dakota Utilities Co., a Subsidiary of MDU
Resources Group, Inc., Plaintiff, Appellant, and Cross-Appellee
v.
Lavern Behm, Defendant, Appellee, and Cross-Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2016-CV-01678
North Central Judicial District, Ward County
Gary H. Lee
2019 ND 139927 N.W.2d 865

Highlight

Where eminent domain is exercised by a utility business, condemnation for service to a single industrial customer does not forestall a finding that the taking is for a public use.

In the absence of bad faith, gross abuse of discretion, or fraud by the condemning authority in its determination that the property sought is necessary for the authorized use and is pursuant to specific statutory authority, such determination should not be disturbed by the courts.

The Supreme Court does not address inadequately briefed issues.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/23/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12/13/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View
01/10/2019 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Malcolm H Brown - 02842
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Anthony Jerome Ford - 08217
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lynn M Boughey - 04046

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/23/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/23/2018
2 08/23/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 08/24/2018
3 08/24/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 08/24/2018 Notice served on Malcolm H. Brown, Anthony J. Ford, and Lynn Boughey
5 08/30/2018 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
6 08/30/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF CROSS-APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
7 08/30/2018 Notice served on Malcolm H. Brown, Anthony J. Ford, and Lynn Boughey
8 09/13/2018 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED APRIL 17, 2018 & C.O.S.
9 09/19/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018(ENTRY NOS. 1 - 100 )
10 09/26/2018 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED (ENTRY NOS. 101-103)
11 10/23/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12 10/23/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
13 10/23/2018 APPELLANT APPENDIX
14 10/23/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX (PDF)
15 10/25/2018 Rec'd $32.00 e-filing surcharge for ATB and ATA (receipt # 26681)
16 10/30/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB back from Central Duplicating
17 10/30/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA back from Central Duplicating
18 11/21/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
19 11/21/2018 E-FILED MOTION
20 11/21/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 12/13/2018
21 12/13/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View
22 12/13/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
23 12/13/2018 APPELLEE APPENDIX
24 12/13/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX
25 12/18/2018 Rec'd non-substantive correcion to AEA (title pg & table of contents)
26 12/20/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB & AEA from CSD
27 12/21/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
28 12/21/2018 E-FILED MOTION
29 12/21/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 01/10/2019
30 12/28/2018 Rec'd $48 e-filing surcharge for AEB & AEA ($25 + $23)(receipt #26815)
31 01/10/2019 REPLY BRIEF View
32 01/10/2019 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
33 01/14/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB back from Central Duplicating
34 01/21/2019 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
35 02/04/2019 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
36 02/04/2019 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
37 02/05/2019 APPEARANCES: Anthony J. Ford; Malcolm H. Brown; Lynn M. Boughey
38 02/05/2019 ARGUED: Anthony J. Ford; Lynn M. Boughey
39 02/05/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
40 04/01/2019 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair
41 05/16/2019 DISPOSITION
42 05/16/2019 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Tufte, Jerod E. View
43 05/17/2019 Judgment Sent to Parties May 17, 2019
44 06/07/2019 MANDATE
45 08/12/2019 Petition for Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court