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Leno v. N.D. Dep't of Transportation

Docket No. 20150091
Oral Argument: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
James Kelly Leno, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Director, North Dakota Department
of Transportation, Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : TRANSPORTATION DEPT.
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CV-02091
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Gail Hagerty
2015 ND 255870 N.W.2d 455
Oral Argument 8/31/2015

Highlight

When the specimen submitter's checklist is not sent to the Department of Transportation or presented as evidence at the administrative hearing, testimony from the specimen submitter can be used to show scrupulous compliance with the methods approved by the state crime laboratory director.
The abuse of discretion standard applies to decisions allowing witnesses to refresh their memories.
Leading questions are permissible to refresh a witness's memory.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/04/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF AND ADDENDUM (PDF) View
06/03/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael Ray Hoffman - 04366
APPELLEE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Michael Trent Pitcher - 06369

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/23/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/23/2015
2 03/23/2015 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
3 03/25/2015 Rec'd $125 filing fee (receipt #23529)
4 03/25/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 03/25/2015 Notice served on Michael R. Hoffman and Michael T. Pitcher
6 03/26/2015 DISK-Transcript (Administrative Agency Transcript dated 09-08-14)(e-mailed)
7 04/22/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 21, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 1-36)
8 05/04/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF AND ADDENDUM (PDF) View
9 05/04/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
10 05/04/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
11 05/04/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
12 05/06/2015 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (receipt #23605)
13 05/08/2015 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
14 06/03/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF View
15 06/03/2015 DISK-(AEB)(e-mailed)
16 07/30/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
17 08/05/2015 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Merrick, Thomas E.
18 08/31/2015 APPEARANCES: Michael R. Hoffman; Michael T. Pitcher
19 08/31/2015 ARGUED: Michael R. Hoffman; Michael T. Pitcher
20 08/31/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
21 10/19/2015 DISPOSITION
22 10/19/2015 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
23 10/19/2015 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
24 10/20/2015 Judgment Sent to Parties
25 11/19/2015 MANDATE