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Davidson v. State

Docket No. 20100022
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Eunice Davidson, John
Chaske, Oliver Gourd,
Renita Delorme, Lavonne
Alberts, Frank Blackcloud,
Demus McDonald, Alex
Yankton, Members, Committee
for Understanding and Respect, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
State of North Dakota, by
and through the North Dakota
State Board of Higher Education, Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OTHER (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 09-C-00419
Northeast Judicial District, Ramsey County
Michael G. Sturdevant
2010 ND 68781 N.W.2d 72
Oral Argument 3/23/2010

Highlight

When a settlement agreement is merged into a judgment, the agreement is interpreted and enforced as a final judgment and not as a separate contract.
If the language in a judgment is plain and unambiguous, effect must be given to the plain meaning of the language.
The Board of Higher Education is the constitutionally established entity for the control and administration of state educational institutions, including the University of North Dakota.
Nothing in the plain language of the settlement agreement limits the Board's constitutional and statutory authority, or requires the Board or UND to continue using the nickname and logo throughout the approval period. Neither does the settlement agreement require the Board and UND to change the nickname and logo.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/15/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/17/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View
03/08/2010 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Lolita G Hartl Romanick - 04042
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Bradley John Beehler - 05319
APPELLEE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Douglas Alan Bahr - 04940
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Patrick Robert Morley - 03330

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/20/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/19/2010
2 01/20/2010 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 01/19/2010
3 01/22/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Crothers, Daniel John
4 02/05/2010 Stipulation for expedited briefing schedule & Aff. of Service
5 02/15/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
6 02/15/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX
7 02/16/2010 DISK - ATB (e-mailed)
8 02/16/2010 TRANSCRIPT DATED December 9, 2009 & C.O.S.
9 02/16/2010 DISK - tra (12/9/09) (e-mailed)
10 02/17/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL & Separate Nos. 20-32; 34 & 35
11 02/17/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
12 02/17/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View
13 02/17/2010 DISK - aeb (e-mailed)
14 02/18/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Graff, Benny A.
15 02/19/2010 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (ND Public Radio, Bismarck Tribune, Associated Press, KFYR) approved
16 02/19/2010 MOTION FOR Extension of Word Limits for Reply Brief
17 02/19/2010 E-FILED MOTION (ext. of words)
18 02/19/2010 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (granted 2,459 words) - Granted
19 03/09/2010 MOTION FOR a Continuance of the Oral Argument
20 03/08/2010 REPLY BRIEF View
21 03/09/2010 DISK-RYB (CD-ROM)
22 03/10/2010 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Motion for Continuance) - Denied
23 03/12/2010 2 copies of the corrected index page of the TRA dated 12/9/09 and corrected electronic copy
24 03/23/2010 APPEARANCES: Lolita G. Hartl Romanick/Douglas A. Bahr, Solicitor General
25 03/23/2010 ARGUED: Romanick/Bahr
26 03/23/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
27 04/08/2010 DISPOSITION
28 04/08/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
29 04/08/2010 Costs on Appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
30 04/08/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
31 05/17/2010 MANDATE
32 05/20/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
33 03/17/2021 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed