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Brown v. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., et al.

Docket No. 20100220
Oral Argument: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Robert Adell Brown, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Montana-Dakota Utilities, Co.
and City of Halliday, North Dakota Defendants and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OTHER (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 09-C-00078
Southwest Judicial District, Dunn County
William A. Herauf
2011 ND 38794 N.W.2d 741
Oral Argument 12/22/2010

Highlight

A municipality may enact ordinances allowing it to terminate a resident's services due to nonpayment for services.
A utility company may combine balances from a customer's separate accounts and terminate services if the combined balance remains unpaid, as long as the balances are from services of the same class and for the same customer.
A customer has received personal notice by delivery, as required by regulations, when it is evident on the record the customer was aware of an unpaid utility balance and the utility company's intent to disconnect services.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/16/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF (scanned) View
10/15/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (MDU) View
10/15/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (City of Halliday)(e-filed) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Scott Kenneth Porsborg - 04904
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Sandra Lynn DePountis - 06771
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Stacy Mae Moldenhauer - 06293
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Reginald Sanderson - 05830
APPELLANT PRO SE Robert Adell Brown

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/09/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/08/2010
2 07/14/2010 PETITION SEEKING EXTENSION OF TIME - for payment of filing fee
3 07/14/2010 ACTION BY CLERK (Pet./Ext. of time for payment of filing fee) - Granted
4 08/25/2010 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
5 08/27/2010 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 09/16/2010
6 08/27/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL
7 09/16/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF (scanned) View
8 09/16/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX
9 09/17/2010 DISK NONCOMPLIANCE (ATB) (Scanned)
10 10/11/2010 Rec'd corrections to ATB & ATA.
11 10/15/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (MDU) View
12 10/15/2010 DISK of AEB (CD)(MDU)
13 10/15/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (City of Halliday)(e-filed) View
14 10/15/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)(City of Halliday)
15 10/15/2010 APPELLEE APPENDIX (MDU & City of Halliday) (e-filed)
16 10/15/2010 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA)
17 10/18/2010 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (City of Halliday)
18 10/20/2010 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
19 10/20/2010 Received 6 copies of AEA from CSD
20 11/10/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Crothers, Daniel John
21 11/15/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
22 11/17/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Reich, David E.
23 12/21/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Maring, Mary Muehlen
24 12/21/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Schmalenberger, Allan L.
25 12/22/2010 APPEARANCES: Robert A. Brown; Paul R. Sanderson; Sandra L. Voller
26 12/22/2010 ARGUED: Robert A. Brown; Paul R. Sanderson; Sandra L. Voller
27 12/22/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
28 02/14/2011 DISPOSITION
29 02/14/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
30 02/14/2011 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
31 02/15/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
32 03/04/2011 Untimely petition for rehearing submitted; not filed and returned to Appellant
33 03/07/2011 MANDATE
34 03/14/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE