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Spratt v. MDU Resources Group, Inc., et al.

Docket No. 20100266
Oral Argument: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:00am

Docket Info

Title
Richard D. Spratt, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
MDU Resources Group, Inc.,
dba Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE DISPUTE
Appeal From
Case No. 09-C-00714
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Gail Hagerty
2011 ND 94797 N.W.2d 328
Oral Argument 12/8/2010

Highlight

The modified McDonnell Douglas test used in employment discrimination cases is inapplicable when the plaintiff presents direct evidence of discrimination.
To survive a motion for summary judgment in an age discrimination case, there must be some showing beyond the mere fact that the terminated employee was over age forty.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/15/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10/20/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View
11/02/2010 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Richard H McGee - 03418
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE James S Hill - 03158
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Rebecca S Thiem - 03693
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Katy Marie Schaefer - 06346

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/10/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/06/2010
2 08/10/2010 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 08/12/2010
3 08/10/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
4 08/10/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Maring, Mary Muehlen
5 08/24/2010 Acknowledgment of OTR & RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL : 10/01/2010
6 09/15/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
7 09/15/2010 DISK-ATB (CD-ROM)
8 09/24/2010 TRANSCRIPT DATED June 8, 2010 & C.O.S.
9 09/24/2010 DISK - tra (6/8/10) (e-mailed)
10 09/27/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL
11 10/06/2010 Appellant's appendix were not accepted
12 10/15/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX
13 10/20/2010 Corrections to AEB made.
14 10/20/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View
15 10/20/2010 APPELLEE APPENDIX
16 10/20/2010 DISK-AEB
17 11/02/2010 REPLY BRIEF View
18 11/02/2010 DISK - RYB (cd)
19 11/15/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
20 11/16/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
21 11/17/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Narum, Daniel D.
22 11/18/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Lee, Gary H.
23 11/23/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Schmalenberger, Allan L.
24 12/07/2010 APPEARANCES: Richard H. McGee II; Katy M. Schaefer; Rebecca S. Thiem; James S. Hill
25 12/08/2010 ARGUED: Richard H. McGee II; Rebecca S. Thiem
26 12/08/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
27 05/18/2011 DISPOSITION
28 05/18/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
29 05/18/2011 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
30 05/31/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
31 06/10/2011 MANDATE
32 06/17/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE