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Isaacson v. Isaacson

Docket No. 20090114
Oral Argument: Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:30am

Docket Info

Title
Erik R. Isaacson, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Traci L. Isaacson, Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD SUPPORT
Appeal From
Case No. 07-C-00663
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Robert O. Wefald
2010 ND 18777 N.W.2d 886
Oral Argument 12/3/2009

Highlight

Courts determine actual controversies and will not act in an advisory capacity to decide mooted questions or abstract propositions.
Litigants in civil nonjury cases have a right to make a final argument. This right can be waived by the parties or narrowed by the courts, but it cannot be unilaterally denied.
Rule 8.3 property and debt listings filed in divorce proceedings inform the court what value the parties assign to marital property. The assigned values are suggestions that are not binding on the court.
Items not recognized as marital assets are not included in the marital estate absent argument demonstrating the propriety of inclusion.
Continuance is the proper remedy for a party claiming surprise, and a judgment will not ordinarily be reversed without a request for a continuance or a showing of inability to meet the surprising situation.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/23/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) pdf View
10/22/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) View
11/05/2009 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Sherry Mills Moore - 03595
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Damian John Huettl - 05495
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Gregory C Larson - 03639
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Christina Anne Sambor - 06648

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/30/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/23/2009
2 04/03/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 04/03/2009
3 05/06/2009 Transcript preparation suspended per court Reporter (Betsy Johnson)
4 05/06/2009 Reset due date of Appellant's Brief - Transcript prep suspended
5 05/12/2009 Notice that preparation of transcript has resumed (filed by May 26, 2009)
6 05/15/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Betsy Johnson)
7 05/15/2009 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT (MTR) - Granted : 07/15/2009
8 07/14/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED December 10, 2008 & December 11, 2008 (Volumes 1 & 2)& C.O.S.
9 07/14/2009 DISK of tras dtd 12-10-09 & 12-11-09 (e-mailed)
10 07/15/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL & EXHIBITS (Not rec'd: Exhs. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13 of Entry #73)
11 07/28/2009 Substitution of Counsel rec'd for Appellant's Counsel
12 08/20/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
13 08/21/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 09/23/2009
14 09/23/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) pdf View
15 09/23/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB) PDF
16 09/23/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed) PDF
17 09/23/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA) PDF
18 09/25/2009 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB & $4 surcharge for ATA (Receipt #19007).
19 09/25/2009 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 9-24-09 (Entry Nos. 96-103)
20 09/28/2009 Received 7 cc of ATB from Central Duplicating
21 09/28/2009 Received 6 cc of ATA from Central Duplicating
22 10/20/2009 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 10-19-09 (Entry Nos. 104-108)
23 10/22/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) View
24 10/22/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
25 10/22/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX
26 10/22/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA)
27 10/23/2009 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #19202)
28 10/26/2009 Received copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
29 10/26/2009 Received copies of AEA from Central Duplicating
30 11/05/2009 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed) View
31 11/05/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
32 11/09/2009 Received 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
33 11/16/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
34 11/30/2009 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (Associated Press) approved
35 12/03/2009 APPEARANCES: Christina A. Sambor & Damien J. Huettl/Sherry Mills Moore
36 12/03/2009 ARGUED: Sambor/Mills Moore
37 12/03/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
38 11/08/2009 Letter dated 12/08/209 from Attorney Sambor clarifying reponse at oral argument
39 01/26/2010 DISPOSITION
40 01/26/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
41 01/26/2010 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
42 01/26/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
43 02/25/2010 MANDATE
44 03/01/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE