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Blume Construction, Inc. v. State

Docket No. 20150103
Oral Argument: Monday, August 31, 2015 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
Blume Construction, Inc., Petitioner and Appellant
v.
State of North Dakota by
Job Service North Dakota, Respondent and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : JOB SERVICE
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CV-01823
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
David E. Reich
2015 ND 285872 N.W.2d 312
Oral Argument 8/31/2015

Highlight

A corporation may not be represented by a non-attorney agent in a legal proceeding, and any legal documents signed and filed by a corporation's non-attorney agent are void.
A request for an appeal from an administrative agency's initial determination, made on behalf of a corporate entity, is not conduct that can be performed by a non-lawyer.
Pro hac vice admission is required for nonresident attorneys who engage in the practice of law by signing pleadings and appearing in an action filed in an administrative agency.
A party asserting an equitable estoppel claim has the burden of proving every element of the claim.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/08/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
07/07/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF View
07/21/2015 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence A. Dopson - 03214
APPELLEE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Michael Trent Pitcher - 06369
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Seth Andrew Thompson - 07662

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 04/08/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 04/08/2015
2 04/10/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
3 04/10/2015 Notice served on Lawrence A. Dopson and Michael T. Pitcher
4 04/10/2015 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
5 04/13/2015 Per e-mail from Mr. Pitcher there is no transcript from Job Service
6 05/06/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 5, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.1-49)
7 06/07/2015 Notice of Appearance of attorney Seth Thompson
8 06/07/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
9 06/07/2015 E-FILED MOTION
10 06/07/2015 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/08/2015
11 06/08/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
12 06/08/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
13 06/08/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
14 06/08/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
15 06/11/2015 Rcv'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (receipt #23662)
16 06/11/2015 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to ATA (admin agency docket sheet)
17 06/17/2015 Rcv'd 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from CSD
18 07/07/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF View
19 07/07/2015 DISK (AEB) (e-mailed)
20 07/21/2015 REPLY BRIEF View
21 07/21/2015 E-FILED BRIEF
22 07/24/2015 received 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
23 07/30/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
24 08/05/2015 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Merrick, Thomas E.
25 08/31/2015 APPEARANCES: Seth A. Thompson; Michael T. Pitcher
26 08/31/2015 ARGUED: Seth A. Thompson; Michael T. Pitcher
27 08/31/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
28 12/07/2015 DISPOSITION
29 12/07/2015 SPLIT OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
30 12/07/2015 Concurring in the Result : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
31 12/07/2015 Concur/Join : Merrick, Thomas E.
32 12/07/2015 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
33 12/08/2015 Judgment Sent to Parties
34 01/06/2016 MANDATE