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Northern Excavating v. Sisters of Mary of the Presentation

Docket No. 20110209
Oral Argument: Thursday, December 8, 2011 9:30am

Docket Info

Title
Northern Excavating Co., Inc., Plaintiff, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
v.
Sisters of Mary of the Presentation
Long Term Care, d/b/a Ave Maria Village, Defendant, Appellant and Cross-Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CONTRACTS
Appeal From
Case No. 2010-CV-00277
Southeast Judicial District, Stutsman County
Jay A. Schmitz
2012 ND 78815 N.W.2d 280
Oral Argument 12/8/2011

Highlight

When no amount is stated in a construction contract, the amount of a filed construction lien must be reasonably accurate for the lienholder to avoid liability for the owner's costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
Under N.D.C.C. 35-27-24.1, an owner who successfully contests the validity or accuracy of a construction lien is entitled to all attorney's fees and costs associated with the lien contest.
Determination of who is a prevailing party is based upon success on the merits, not damages.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/06/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10/05/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF View
10/27/2011 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael Thomas Andrews - 05516
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael Leonard Gust - 06468
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Kip M Kaler - 03757

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/20/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/19/2011
2 07/29/2011 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
3 08/26/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
4 08/26/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
5 08/26/2011 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 09/06/2011
6 09/06/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF View
7 09/06/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX
8 09/06/2011 DISK - ATB
9 09/20/2011 ELECTRONIC RECORD ON APPEAL (entry nos. 1 - 89)
10 10/05/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF View
11 10/07/2011 DISK-AEB (E-MAILED)
12 10/10/2011 Received 8 copies of corrected title page & proof of service.
13 10/21/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (e-filed)
14 10/21/2011 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 10/28/2011
15 10/27/2011 REPLY BRIEF View
16 10/27/2011 DISK-RYB (E-MAILED)
17 11/16/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
18 12/08/2011 APPEARANCES: Michael L. Gust; Kip M. Kaler
19 12/08/2011 ARGUED: Michael L. Gust; Kip M. Kaler
20 12/08/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
21 04/10/2012 DISPOSITION (AND REMANDED)
22 04/10/2012 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Maring, Mary Muehlen View
23 04/10/2012 CONCUR IN THE RESULT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
24 04/10/2012 Neither party have and recover costs and disbursements in this appeal
25 04/10/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
26 05/08/2012 MANDATE
27 08/11/2021 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed