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Abernathey v. Department of Transportation

Docket No. 20080336
Oral Argument: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Dean Allan Abernathey, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
Department of Transportation, Respondent and Appellee

Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : TRANSPORTATION DEPT.
Appeal From
Case No. 08-C-00082
Northeast Judicial District, Bottineau County
Michael G. Sturdevant
2009 ND 122768 N.W.2d 485
Oral Argument 4/28/2009

Highlight

A law enforcement officer's approach to a parked vehicle is not a seizure if the officer inquires of the occupant in a conversational manner, does not order the person to do something, and does not demand a response.
An occupant of a vehicle has not been "seized" when a law enforcement officer requests, rather than orders or commands, that the occupant exit a vehicle.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/27/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
03/03/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Troy Robert Morley - 06134
APPELLEE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Douglas Bruce Anderson - 05072

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 12/15/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 12/11/2008
2 12/31/2008 DISK of Transcript of Administrative Hearing dated 7-7-08
3 01/09/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL & Transcript of Administrative Hearing dated 7-7-08
4 01/20/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & Affidavit in Support (faxed)
5 01/20/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/ATB)
6 01/20/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT) - Granted : 01/27/2009
7 01/27/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
8 01/27/2009 E-FILED BRIEF - ATB
9 01/27/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
10 01/27/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX - ATA
11 01/30/2009 Received $25 surcharge for ATB (Receipt #18705)
12 01/30/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
13 01/30/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
14 02/25/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed letter from Douglas Anderson dated 2-25-09)
15 02/25/2009 E-FILED MOTION (MAE)
16 02/25/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 03/03/2009
17 03/03/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View
18 03/03/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX
19 03/03/2009 DISK - AEB (e-mailed)
20 04/28/2009 APPEARANCES: Troy R. Morley/Douglas B. Anderson, Asst. Attny. General
21 04/28/2009 ARGUED: Morley/Anderson
22 04/28/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
23 07/09/2009 DISPOSITION
24 07/09/2009 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
25 07/09/2009 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
26 07/10/2009 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
27 08/05/2009 MANDATE
28 08/13/2009 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
29 10/09/2020 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed