Rodenburg Law Firm v. Sira, et al.

Docket No. 20180401
Oral Argument: Monday, June 24, 2019 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
Rodenburg Law Firm, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Kathy Sira, aka Kathy Jimenez,
Mikhail Usher, and Usher Law Group, P.C., Defendants and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : TORTS (NEGLIGENCE, LIAB., NUIS.)
Appeal From
Case No. 2017-CV-01712
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Steven L. Marquart
2019 ND 205

Highlight

The elements of an abuse-of-process claim are an ulterior purpose and a willful act in the use of process not proper in the regular conduct of the proceeding.
To maintain an action for malicious prosecution requires a plaintiff to show the action was brought with malice.
The absence of a viable substantive claim precludes a separate claim for punitive damages.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/13/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
05/24/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Stacey Jean Hummel - 07125
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Clifton G Rodenburg - 03187
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Eeva Marie Wendorf - 06274
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE William Charles Peacock - 08813
APPELLEE PRO SE Mikhail Usher

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/31/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/31/2018
2 10/31/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
3 11/05/2018 Received $125 filing fee
4 11/07/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 11/07/2018 Notice served on Clifton Rodenburg, Eeva Wendorf, Stacey Hummel, Kathy Sira, & Mikhail Usher
6 12/06/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED (ENTRY NOS. 1-356)
7 12/07/2018 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED (ENTRY NOS. 1-80, 82-207, 209, 211-357) (not sent 81, 208, 210
8 12/10/2018 Received by U.S. Mail, docket entries 81, 208, and 210 (2 flash drives)
9 12/31/2018 2ND AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED DECEMBER 28, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 1-80, 82-207, 209, 211-358)
10 01/04/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED NOVEMBER 8, 2017 & C.O.S.
11 01/07/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED 8/6/18
12 01/07/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED 8/7/18
13 01/07/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED 8/8/18
14 01/07/2019 TRANSCRIPTS C.O.S.
15 02/13/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
16 02/13/2019 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
17 02/13/2019 APPELLANT APPENDIX
18 02/13/2019 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
19 02/15/2019 Rec'd Non-Substantive Corrections for ATB and ATA
20 02/15/2019 Rec'd $25.00 e-filing surcharge for ATB (receipt #26898)
21 02/19/2019 Rec's C.O.S for corrected ATB and ATA
22 02/22/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB back from Central Duplicating
23 02/22/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA back from Central Duplicating
24 02/28/2019 Letter requesting additional time to comply with pro hac vice rule and file an Appellees' brief
25 03/04/2019 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 04/15/2019
26 04/12/2019 Letter requesting additional time to comply with pro hac vice rule and file an Appellees' brief
27 04/12/2019 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 05/15/2019
28 05/14/2019 MOTION FOR Admission Pro Hac Vice of Mikhail Usher
29 05/15/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
30 05/15/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
31 05/16/2019 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 05/24/2019
32 05/22/2019 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
33 05/24/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View
34 05/31/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB back from Central Duplicating
35 05/31/2019 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #27098)
36 06/03/2019 REQUEST TO WAIVE ORAL ARGUMENT ON BEHALF OF APPELLEES
37 06/03/2019 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Granted
38 06/24/2019 APPEARANCES: Stacey J. Hummel; Appellees waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(f)
39 06/24/2019 ARGUED: Stacey J. Hummel; Appellees waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(f)
40 06/24/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
41 07/30/2019 DISPOSITION
42 07/30/2019 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Jensen, Jon J. View
43 07/30/2019 Costs taxed in favor of Appellees
44 08/02/2019 Judgment Sent to Parties
45 08/05/2019 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing
46 08/06/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 08/16/2019
47 08/16/2019 PETITION FOR REHEARING View
48 08/16/2019 Rec'd c.o.s. with names and addresses