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Entzel v. Moritz Sport and Marine

Docket No. 20130157
Oral Argument: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Laura Jean Entzel, Plaintiff, Appellant
and Cross-Appellee
v.
Moritz Sport and Marine, Defendant, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant

Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CONTRACTS
Appeal From
Case No. 2012-CV-00426
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Gail Hagerty
2014 ND 12841 N.W.2d 774
Oral Argument 12/11/2013

Highlight

A force majeure clause is equivalent to an affirmative defense.
A party relying on a force majeure clause to excuse performance bears the burden of proving that the event was beyond its control and without its fault or negligence.
Appellant was not a prevailing plaintiff where the district court's award of partial damages to appellant was reversed on appeal.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/14/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11/13/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF View
12/02/2013 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Scott Andrew Hager - 05913
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Sean O Smith - 03741

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 05/22/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/21/2013
2 05/22/2013 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 05/21/2013
3 05/28/2013 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
4 06/04/2013 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript from Ronda Colby
5 07/10/2013 TRANSCRIPT DATED March 7, 2013 & C.O.S.
6 07/10/2013 DISK-Tra (3/7/13) (e-mailed)
7 06/20/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 19, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 2-43)
8 07/12/2013 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 11, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 1 AND 44)
9 07/12/2013 MOTION FOR DISMISSAL - RspDue : 07/26/2013
10 07/12/2013 E-FILED MOTION
11 07/26/2013 Response to Motion to Dismiss Filed
12 07/26/2013 EFILED RESPONSE
13 08/14/2013 ENTRY OF JUDGMENT OF TRIAL COURT
14 08/28/2013 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Denied
15 08/28/2013 Order Sent to Parties
16 07/29/2013 2nd ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 26, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 46-48)
17 08/15/2013 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 14, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 50-51)
18 08/30/2013 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (RESET DUE TO MOTION TO DISMISS)
19 08/30/2013 ACTION BY CLERK (RESET DUE TO MOTION TO DISMISS) - Granted : 09/27/2013
20 09/03/2013 4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED September 3, 2013(ENTRY NOS. 45, 49, 53)
21 09/09/2013 5TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 52 and 54)
22 09/13/2013 6TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 55-57)
23 09/16/2013 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (filed September 11, 2013 in trial court)
24 09/16/2013 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 58-59)
25 10/03/2013 S.Ct. Not. of Dismissal/Failure to Proceed - RspDue : 10/14/2013
26 10/14/2013 NO ACTION TAKEN
27 10/14/2013 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
28 10/14/2013 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 10/14/2013
29 10/14/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF View
30 10/14/2013 APPELLANT APPENDIX
31 10/14/2013 DISK(ATB)(e-mailed)
32 10/16/2013 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to ATB & ATA (title)
33 11/13/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF View
34 11/13/2013 APPELLEE APPENDIX
35 11/13/2013 DISK(AEB)(e-mailed)
36 11/20/2013 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
37 11/22/2013 SITTING WITH THE COURT : McLees, William W.
38 11/25/2013 Request for Radio/TV Coverage-GREAT PLAINS EXAMINER
39 12/02/2013 REPLY BRIEF View
40 12/05/2013 DISK (RYB) e-mailed
41 12/11/2013 APPEARANCES: Scott A. Hager; Sean O. Smith
42 12/11/2013 ARGUED: Scott A. Hager; Sean O. Smith
43 01/02/2014 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair
44 01/02/2014 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Maring, Mary Muehlen
45 01/17/2014 DISPOSITION
46 01/17/2014 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
47 01/17/2014 Costs awarded in favor of Moritz
48 01/17/2014 Judgment Sent to Parties
49 02/11/2014 MANDATE
50 02/18/2014 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE