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Hiltner v. Owners Ins. Co.

Docket No. 20140308
Oral Argument: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
Amy Hiltner Plaintiff
v.
Owners Insurance Company Defendant
Case Type
CIVIL CERTIFIED QUESTION : CERTIFIED QUESTION OF LAW (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 3:12-CV-13
2016 ND 45876 N.W.2d 460
Oral Argument 2/24/2015

Highlight

Underinsured motorist coverage in North Dakota is governed by statute.
When a statute's language is ambiguous, a court may consider the object sought to be obtained, former statutory provisions, and legislative history to determine the intention of the legislation.
The proper calculation of a reducing provision to underinsured motorist coverage requires the court to reduce the damages for the percentage of fault attributable to the plaintiff and other parties and then deduct the no-fault benefits paid.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
11/21/2014 DEFENDANT BRIEF(PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
DEFENDANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael J Morley - 03596
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Tyler Johnson Siewert - 06910
PLAINTIFF PRIVATE PRACTICE Keith L Miller - 03959

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/29/2014 CERTIFICATION ORDER
2 08/29/2014 PLAINTIFF BRIEF DUE : 10/07/2014
3 10/07/2014 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE
4 10/07/2014 E-FILED MOTION
5 10/07/2014 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
6 10/07/2014 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF View
7 10/07/2014 E-FILED BRIEF
8 10/07/2014 Rcv'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ACB (receipt #23060)
9 10/07/2014 PLAINTIFF BRIEF (PDF)(non-substantive correction to brief signed October 10, 2014) View
10 10/07/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
11 10/07/2014 PLAINTIFF APPENDIX
12 10/07/2014 E-FILED APPENDIX
13 10/09/2014 Rcv'd $25 e-filing surcharge for PLB (receipt #23062)
14 10/10/2014 Rcv'd 7 copies of ACB from CSD
15 10/10/2014 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to PLB
16 10/14/2014 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
17 10/13/2014 Rcv'd 7 copies of PLB & ATA from CSD
18 10/30/2014 MOT. EXT/TIME DEFENDANT BRIEF
19 10/14/2014 E-FILED MOTION
20 10/30/2014 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 11/21/2014
21 11/21/2014 DEFENDANT BRIEF(PDF) View
22 11/21/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
23 11/21/2014 APPELLEE APPENDIX
24 11/21/2014 E-FILED BRIEF
25 11/24/2014 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #23286)
26 11/26/2014 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
27 11/26/2014 Received 6 copies of AEA from Central Duplicating
28 01/13/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
29 01/13/2015 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Lee, Gary H.
30 02/24/2015 APPEARANCES: Keith L. Miller; Michael J. Morley
31 02/24/2015 ARGUED: Keith L. Miller; Michael J. Morley
32 02/24/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
33 02/24/2016 DISPOSITION
34 02/24/2016 SPLIT OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
35 02/24/2016 DISSENT : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
36 02/24/2016 By order of the Court, no costs are taxed in this matter
37 02/24/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties