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State v. Conrad

Docket No. 20160301
Oral Argument: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Caroline Conrad, a/k/a Caroline Marie
Conrad Morrell, Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : THEFT
Appeal From
Case No. 2015-CR-04077
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Steven E. McCullough
2017 ND 79892 N.W.2d 200
Oral Argument 1/10/2017

Highlight

Whether the civil dispute doctrine applies in a criminal case is a question of law.
A joint account holder may be charged with theft and exploitation of a vulnerable adult for misuse of joint account funds.
The civil dispute doctrine bars criminal prosecution if the case presents a legitimate dispute on a unique issue of property, contract, or other civil law, and the issues in the case would be more appropriately settled in a civil forum.
For the civil dispute doctrine to apply, resolution of the legitimate dispute on a unique issue of civil law must impact the public in general, rather than only the defendant and the alleged victim in the criminal case.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/06/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11/04/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
11/17/2016 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Cherie LaVonne Clark - 06306
APPELLANT ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Tristan Jones Van de Streek - 05849
APPELLANT ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Reid Alan Brady - 05696
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Ariana Danielle Meyers - 08514

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/30/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/30/2016
2 09/01/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
3 09/01/2016 Notice served on Cherie L. Clark and Peter Welte & Joseph P. Tamburino
4 09/01/2016 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
5 09/27/2016 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.1-77)
6 09/27/2016 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.1-96)
7 10/06/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF View
8 10/06/2016 E-FILED BRIEF
9 10/06/2016 APPELLANT APPENDIX
10 10/06/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
11 10/11/2016 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
12 10/12/2016 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB and ATA (receipt #24854)
13 10/05/2016 Appealability Response - Appellant
14 10/10/2016 Appealability Response - Appellee
15 10/13/2016 AE to include appealability in appellee's brief, AT to include appealability in reply brief
16 11/04/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
17 11/04/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
18 11/04/2016 APPELLEE APPENDIX
19 11/04/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
20 11/07/2016 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #24893)
21 11/08/2016 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEA (ATB and full TRA removed from AEA)
22 11/11/2016 Rec'd 7 copies of AEB and 6 copies of AEA from Central Duplicating
23 11/17/2016 REPLY BRIEF View
24 11/17/2016 E-FILED BRIEF
25 11/23/2016 Received 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
26 12/08/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
27 12/12/2016 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Mattson, Douglas L.
28 01/10/2017 APPEARANCES: Tristan J. Van de Streek; Ariana D. Meyers
29 01/10/2017 ARGUED: Tristan J. Van de Streek; Ariana D. Meyers
30 01/10/2017 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
31 04/04/2017 DISPOSITION
32 04/04/2017 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
33 04/05/2017 Judgment Sent to Parties
34 04/26/2017 MANDATE