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Mertz v. 999 Quebec, Inc., et al.

Docket No. 20090031
Oral Argument: Thursday, September 17, 2009 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Shirley Mertz, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
999 Quebec, Inc. , a Delaware corporation; A.H. Bennett Company,
a Minnesota corporation; A.O. Smith Corporation,
a Delaware corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company,
a Massachusetts corporation; Airco, Inc., a Delaware
corporation; American Standard, Inc., a Delaware
corporation; Anchor Packing Company, a Delaware
corporation; Apollo Piping & Supply, an Illinois
corporation: Asbestos Corporation, Ltd., a Canadian
corporation; Atlas Turner, Inc., a Canadian
corporation; Australian Blue Asbestos, Pty., an
Australian corporation; Bell & Gossett, a
foreign corporation; Bell Asbestos Mines, Ltd.,
a Canadian corporation; Bryan Steam Corporation,
an Indiana corporation; Building Sprinkler Company,
Inc., a North Dakota corporation; Burnham Corporation,
a Pennsylvania corporation; CBS Corporation , a Pennsylvania
corporation; Carborundum Abrasives Company, a
Delaware corporation; Carborundum Company, a Delaware
corporation; Certain-Teed Corporation, a Maryland
corporation; Chicago-Wilcox Manufacturing Company,
an Illinois corporation; Chromalox , a Missouri corporation;
Cleaver-Brooks, Division of Aqua-Chem, Inc., a
Delaware corporation; Crane Company, a Delaware
corporation; Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc., a New
York corporation ; CSR, Ltd.
a/k/a Colonial Sugar Refining Company, Ltd.,
an Australian corporation, individually and as an
alter-ego of Australian Blue Asbestos, Pty.; Dakota
Welding Supply, a foreign corporation; Deltak, L.L.C.,
a Unit of Jason, Inc., a Minnesota corporation;
Detroit Stoker, a Michigan corporation; Draxton Sales,
a Minnesota corporation; Durabla Manufacturing Company,
a Pennsylvania corporation; E.J. Lavino and Company,
Inc., a Delaware corporation; F.R.P. Products, Ltd.,
a foreign corporation; F&C Supply, Inc., a North
Dakota corporation; Fargo-Moorhead Insulation Company,
a North Dakota corporation; Firebrick Supply Co., a
Minnesota corporation; Foster Products Corporation,
a Minnesota corporation ; Foster Wheeler Corporation, a New York corporation;
Garlock, Inc., an Ohio corporation; General Electric
Company, a foreign business corporation organized
under the laws of New York; Georgia-Pacific Corp.,
a Georgia corporation; Goodrich Corporation, a New
York corporation, ;
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, an Ohio corporation;
Goulds Pumps, Inc., a New York corporation; Greene,
Tweed & Co., a Pennsylvania corporation; Guard-Line,
Inc., a Texas corporation; H.B. Fuller. Co., a
Minnesota corporation; H.H. Robertson Company, a
Pennsylvania corporation: Henry Vogt Machine Company,
a Kentucky corporation; Hercules Chemical Company,
Inc., a New Jersey corporation; Hickory Insulation Co.,
a foreign corporation; Hobart Brothers Co., an Ohio
corporation; Honeywell, Inc., a Delaware corporation;
Hydrotherm, Inc., a California corporation; Inductotherm
Industries, Inc., a New Jersey corporation; Ingersoll-
Rand Company, a New Jersey corporation; Insulation
Services, Inc., a Louisiana corporation; International
Vermiculite Co., an Illinois corporation; J.H. France
Refractories Company, a Pennsylvania corporation; The Jamar
Company, a Minnesota corporation ; John Crane,
Inc., a Delaware corporation ;
Johnston Boiler Co., a Michigan corporation; Kelsey-Hayes
Group , a Delaware
corporation; Kewanee Boiler Corporation , an Illinois corporation; Lincoln Electric Co.,
an Ohio corporation; Lochinvar, a Tennessee corporation;
Mauritzon, Inc., a foreign corporation; McMaster Carr
Supply Company, an Illinois corporation; Mellema Company,
a Minnesota corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company, a foreign corporation; Minnesota Mining &
Manufacturing, a Delaware corporation; Murray Iron Works
Company, a foreign corporation; Northern Plumbing &
Heating, Inc., a North Dakota corporation; Northern
Plumbing Supply, Inc., a North Dakota corporation;
Norton Company, a Delaware corporation, individually
and as successor by merger with Carborundum Abrasives
Company; Owens-Illinois, Inc., an Ohio corporation;
The P.R. Sussman Company, an Ohio corporation, as
successor to The Sussman Asbestos Company; Parker Boiler
Co., a California corporation; Paul A. Douden, a Colorado
corporation; Paul W. Abbott, a foreign corporation;
The Peerless Heater Company, Division of Peerless
Industries, Inc., a foreign corporation; Power Process
Equipment, Inc., a Minnesota corporation; Praxair
Distribution, Inc., a foreign corporation; Rapid-
American Corporation, a Delaware corporation; Research
Cottrell, Inc., a New Jersey corporation; Rheem
Manufacturing Company, a Delaware corporation; Rhone-
Poulenc, Inc., a New York corporation ; Riley Stoker Corporation, a foreign
business corporation organized under the laws of
Mississippi; Rite-Hite Corporation, a Wisconsin corporation;
Ruud Manufacturing Company, a foreign corporation;
S.O.S. Products Company, Inc., a New York corporation;
SEPCO Corporation, an Alabama corporation; Singer Safety
Company, an Illinois corporation; Smith-Sharpe Company,
a Minnesota corporation; Sprinkmann Sons Corporation, a
Wisconsin corporation; Sprinkmann Sons Corporation of
Illinois, an Illinois corporation; Superior Boiler Works,
Inc., a Kansas corporation; Sussman Electric Boilers, a
New York corporation; The Trane Co., a New York corporation,
; Union Boiler Co.,
a Delaware corporation;Union Carbide Corporation, a
Delaware corporation; Uniroyal, Inc., a New Jersey
corporation; United Conveyor Corporation, an Illinois
corporation; Victor H. Leeby Company, a North Dakota
corporation; Walker Jamar Company, a Minnesota corporation;
Water Applications & Systems Corporation, , a foreign corporation; Weil
McLain Company, a Delaware corporation; Whittier Filtration,
Inc., , a subsidiary
of Water Applications & Systems Corporation, a foreign
corporation; Zurn Industries, Inc., a Pennsylvania
corporation, Defendants
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A. H. Bennett Company, a Minnesota corporation;
Crane Company, a Delaware corporation; A. O.
Smith Corporation, a Delaware corporation; Bryan
Steam Corporation, an Indiana corporation;
Burnham Corporation, a Pennsylvania corporation;
Certain-Teed Corporation, a Maryland corporation;
Chromalox ,
a Missouri corporation; Cleaver-Brooks, Division
of Aqua-Chem, Inc., a Delaware Corporation;
Crane Company, a Delaware corporation; Detroit
Stoker, a Michigan corporation; Foster Products
Corporation, a Minnesota corporation ; Foster Wheeler
Corporation, a New York corporation; L.L.C.; Goulds
Pumps, Inc., a New York corporation; Greene,
Tweed & Co., a Pennsylvania corporation; Guard-Line,
Inc., a Texas corporation; Inductotherm Industries, Inc.,
a New Jersey corporation; Industrial Holdings Corporation,
f/k/a The Carborundum Company; Ingersoll-Rand Company,
a New Jersey corporation; ITT Corporation, f/k/a
Bell & Gossett, a foreign corporation; Fargo-Moorhead
Insulation Company, a North Dakota corporation; Goodrich
corporation, a New York corporation ; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company,
an Ohio corporation; Kelsey-Hayes Group , a Delaware
corporation; Mauritzon, Inc., a foreign corporation;
McMaster Carr Supply Company, an Illinois corporation;
The Peerless Heater Company, Division of Peerless
Industries, Inc., a foreign corporation; Riley Stoker
Corporation, a foreign business corporation
organized under the laws of Mississippi;
Rite-Hite Corporation, a Wisconsin corporation;
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc. ; Singer Safety Company,
an Illinois corporation; Smith-Sharpe
Company, a Minnesota corporation; S.O.S.
Products Company, Inc., a New York corporation;
Sprinkmann Sons Corporation of Illinois, an
Illinois corporation; Superior Boiler Works,
Inc., a Kansas corporation; Sussman
Electric Boilers, a New York corporation;
The Trane Co., a New York corporation,
;
Union Carbide Corporation, a Delaware
coporation; Uniroyal, Inc., a New Jersey
corporation; United Conveyor Corporation,
an Illinois corporation; and Weil-McLain
Company, a Delaware corporation; Defendants and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : TORTS (NEGLIGENCE, LIAB., NUIS.)
Appeal From
Case No. 05-C-00163
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Robert O. Wefald
2010 ND 51780 N.W.2d 446
Oral Argument 9/17/2009

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Briefs

Filing Date Description
04/15/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
06/03/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) (pdf) View
07/29/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant (E-filed)(PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jeanette Boechler - 03550
APPELLEE LEGAL AID ASSOCIATION Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Ronald H McLean - 03260
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Jane L Dynes - 04495
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Douglas W Gigler - 04984
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Nicholas John O'Connell - 06251
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Rudell Oppegard - 04363
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Elizabeth Marie Sorenson Brotten - 06521
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE W. Todd Haggart - 03533
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Timothy Michael O'Keeffe - 05636
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Thomas Dice Jensen - 05680
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Shawnda R Ereth - 05701
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE David C Thompson - 03921
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE B Timothy Durick - 02994
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Steven A Storslee - 03346
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Scott David Jensen - 04315
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Jon P Parrington - 04359
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Kyle Brown Mansfield - 04723
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Stacey Tjon Bossart - 05440
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE David Thomas Schach - 06491

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/21/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/16/2009
2 02/09/2009 Received Notice of Appearance of David C. Thompson for Appellant Shirley Mertz
3 02/19/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) PDF
4 02/19/2009 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
5 02/19/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (Mot/Ext/ATB) - Granted : 03/25/2009
6 02/17/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL (5 Vol.)
7 03/11/2009 SUPPLEMENTAL CLERK'S CERTIFICATE OF RECORD DATED MARCH 10, 2009 (ENTRIES 204 & 205)
8 03/16/2009 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript
9 03/24/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & AFF/SUPPORT (E-filed)
10 03/24/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/ATB)
11 03/25/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (ATB) - Granted : 04/15/2009
12 04/06/2009 Letter dated April 3, 2009, from Mr. Thompson regarding
13 04/15/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
14 04/15/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
15 04/15/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
16 04/15/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
17 04/17/2009 Updated Affidavit of Robert E. Diehl
18 04/20/2009 Received $141.50 for surcharge of ATB & ATA (Receipt #18813)
19 04/22/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
20 04/22/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED April 22, 2009
21 04/22/2009 DISK - TRA 4/22/09
22 04/22/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from CSD
23 04/24/2009 Updated Affidavit of Heather H. Neubauer
24 04/27/2009 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 4-24-09 (Entry Nos. 206-210)
25 04/29/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Letter from Robert Diehl dated 4-24-09)
26 04/29/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE) - Granted : 06/03/2009
27 05/05/2009 D. Schach letter of 5/5/2009 joining in ext. for AEB (United Conveyor Corp. & S.O.S. Products Co.)
28 05/05/2009 E-FILED MOTION
29 05/05/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/03/2009
30 05/06/2009 S. Storslee email indicating Crane Co. will be joining in a brief, and needs ext.
31 05/06/2009 E-FILED MOTION
32 05/06/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/03/2009
33 05/11/2009 Motion & Affidavit for Pro Hac Vice Admission (William M. Hart) - Schach, Hughes & Russell assoc.
34 05/11/2009 E-FILED MOTION
35 05/12/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
36 06/03/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) (pdf) View
37 06/03/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB) (PDF)
38 06/03/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed)
39 06/03/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA)
40 06/03/2009 Joinder of Crane Co. Pursuant to Rule 28(j) N.D.R.App.P.
41 06/03/2009 Joinder of A.O. Smith Corporation Pursuant to Rule 28(j) N.D.R.App.P.
42 06/03/2009 Joinder of Inductotherm Industries; Uniroyal, Inc.; Sussman Automatic Corp; Guard-Line Inc.;
43 06/03/2009 Sprinkmann Sons Corp; & Kelsey-Hayes Co. to Rule 28(j)
44 06/03/2009 Joinder of Industrial Holdings Corporation f/k/a The Carborundum Co. (letter from O'Connell)
45 06/03/2009 Joinder of Bryan Steam, LLC (letter from Stacey Tjon Bossart)
46 06/03/2009 Joinder of Mauritzon, Inc. (letter from Stacy Tjon Bossart)
47 06/03/2009 Joinder of Smith-Sharpe Co. Pursuant to Rule 28(j)
48 06/03/2009 Joinder of Certain-Teed Corporation;Foster Products Corporation; & Union Carbide Corp.to Rule 28(J)
49 06/08/2009 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
50 06/08/2009 Received 6 copies of AEA from CSD
51 06/09/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
52 06/09/2009 Joinder of Detroit Stoker Company, Ingersoll-Rand Company, ITT Corporation, McMaster-Carr
53 06/09/2009 Supply Company, Peerless Industries, Inc., Superior Boiler Works, Inc. & Trane U.S. Inc., f/k/a
54 06/09/2009 American Standard Inc. Pursuant to Rule 28(j) N.D.R.App.P.
55 06/09/2009 3rd Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 6-4-09 (Entry Nos. 211 & 212)
56 06/09/2009 Joinder of Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. Pursuant to N.D.R.App.P. 28(j)
57 06/10/2009 Joinder of Chromalox (a division of Emerson Electric Co.)
58 06/10/2009 Joinder of Fargo-Moorhead Insulation Company Pursuant to Rule 28(j), N.D.R.App.P.
59 06/10/2009 Joinder of Goodrich Corporation Pursuant to Rule 28(j), N.D.R.App.P.
60 06/10/2009 Joinder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Pursuant to Rule 28(j) N.D.R.App.P.
61 06/10/2009 Updated Affidavit of Michael D. Sharkey & Affidavit of Jon P. Parrington RE: Pro Hac Vice-Sharkey
62 06/11/2009 Joinder of Burnham LLC (Letter from Shawnda R. Ereth)
63 06/11/2009 Joinder of Goulds Pumps, Inc. (letter from Shawnda Ereth)
64 06/19/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
65 06/19/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (MRY) - Granted : 07/22/2009
66 07/21/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (E-filed)
67 07/21/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/RYB)
68 07/21/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MRY) - Granted : 07/29/2009
69 07/24/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT MAILED
70 07/29/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant (E-filed)(PDF) View
71 07/29/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
72 07/29/2009 Addendum to Reply Brief (e-filed)
73 07/29/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (Addendum to RYB)
74 07/29/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Lee, Gary H.
75 08/03/2009 Received $3.50 surcharge for RYB (Receipt #18951)
76 08/03/2009 Received 7 cc of RYB from Central Duplicating
77 08/10/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
78 08/25/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT : McCullough, Steven E.
79 09/17/2009 APPEARANCES:David Thompson/William Hart,David Schach,Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten,Tracy Lyson,Evenson
80 09/17/2009 ARGUED: Thompson/Hart
81 09/17/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
82 03/24/2010 DISPOSITION
83 03/24/2010 SPLIT OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
84 03/24/2010 (DISSENT) : Maring, Mary Muehlen
85 03/24/2010 (JOIN DISSENT) : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
86 03/24/2010 (CONCUR and DISSENT) : Lee, Gary H.
87 03/24/2010 (Per Curiam separate explains the understanding of the status of the case on remand) : Per Curiam
88 03/24/2010 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellant
89 03/25/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
90 04/16/2010 MANDATE
91 04/20/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE