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Benson, et al. v. SRT Communications, Inc.

Docket No. 20110164
Oral Argument: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:00am

Docket Info

Title
Richard and Elaine Benson, Bill
and Mary Bliven, Don and Annette
Feist, Pat Lynch, and Lloyd and
Donna Tribitt, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
SRT Communications, Inc., Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CONTRACTS
Appeal From
Case No. 09-C-01894
North Central Judicial District, Ward County
Todd L. Cresap
2012 ND 58813 N.W.2d 552
Oral Argument 11/29/2011

Highlight

Collective bargaining agreements are subject to the Labor Management Relations Act ("LMRA").
Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"), employers are generally free to adopt, modify, or terminate welfare plans.
When a state law claim is substantially dependent on the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, the ordinary state law claim is preempted by federal labor-contract law.
The general rule is that a corporation that purchases the assets of another corporation does not succeed to the liabilities of the selling corporation.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
08/17/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF View
09/16/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE David J Hogue - 04486
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Lynn M Boughey - 04046

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 06/06/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/27/2011
2 07/05/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
3 07/05/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF)
4 07/05/2011 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 08/03/2011
5 06/28/2011 Electronic RECORD ON APPEAL (entry nos. 1 - 62)
6 07/12/2011 Amended Clerk's Electronic Certificate on Appeal (entry nos. 1 - 66)
7 08/03/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-mailed)
8 08/03/2011 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/ATB)
9 08/03/2011 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE SANDSTROM (Mot/Ext/ATB) - Granted : 08/17/2011
10 08/17/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 08/17/2011 E-FILED BRIEF - ATB
12 08/17/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX
13 08/17/2011 E-FILED APPENDIX - ATA
14 08/19/2011 Rec'd $136 ATB & ATA e-file surcharge. (receipt no. 20624)
15 08/22/2011 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating.
16 08/22/2011 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating.
17 09/16/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) View
18 09/16/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
19 09/16/2011 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed)
20 09/19/2011 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #20665)
21 09/20/2011 Received $40 surcharge for AEA (Receipt #20670)
22 09/21/2011 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
23 09/21/2011 Received 6 copies of AEA from CSD
24 10/06/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
25 10/26/2011 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (Dale Wetzel from Associated Press) approved
26 11/29/2011 APPEARANCES: Lynn M. Boughey/David J. Hogue
27 11/29/2011 ARGUED: Boughey/Hogue
28 11/29/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
29 03/15/2012 DISPOSITION
30 03/15/2012 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
31 03/15/2012 (Concur in the result) : Crothers, Daniel John
32 03/16/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
33 05/02/2012 MANDATE