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Lewis v. Smart

Docket No. 20160341
Oral Argument: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:30 PM

Docket Info

Title
Nina Maureen Gabrielle Lewis, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
John Gordon Smart, Defendant and Appellant
and
Dashiell J. Lewis Smart, Intervenor
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : DIVORCE/PROPERTY DIV./ALIMONY
Appeal From
Case No. 2012-DM-00578
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Debbie Gordon Kleven
2017 ND 214900 N.W.2d 812
Oral Argument 4/12/2017

Highlight

A district court's decision whether to grant relief under N.D.R.Civ.P. 60(b) will not be overturned on appeal absent an abuse of discretion.
A district court must equitably distribute the parties' property and debts. Where a party has hidden assets and has chosen not to comply with the court's distribution order, the court may alter an agreement to restore equity despite that party's protestations.
A court does not abuse its discretion in awarding attorney's fees where it finds a party's actions have unreasonably increased the time spent on a case.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/14/2017 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
03/20/2017 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
04/10/2017 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jacey Layne Johnston - 06214
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE DeWayne Alan Johnston - 05763
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Patti Jo Jensen - 04328

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/11/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/11/2016
2 10/11/2016 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 10/12/2016
3 10/12/2016 Rec'd $125 filing fee (receipt #24855)
4 10/12/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 10/12/2016 Notice served on DeWayne Johnston, Patti Jo Jensen,Ronald H. McLean and Kasey D. McNary
6 10/20/2016 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT BY MARSHA ALLMARAS
7 11/14/2016 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 10, 2016(ENTRY NOS.1-536)
8 12/12/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED JULY 7, 2015, MARCH 8, 2016 & REDACTION KEY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013,
9 12/12/2016 SEPTEMBER 4, 2013, APRIL 2, 2015, APRIL 2, 2015 REDACTION KEY, APRIL 22, 2015 & C.O.S.
10 12/23/2016 MOTION FOR DISMISSAL - RspDue : 01/09/2017
11 12/23/2016 Appendix in support of Motion for Dismissal
12 01/05/2017 Rec'd $53.00 over the page limit for motion and appendix to motion
13 01/09/2017 Response Filed (withdrawn)
14 01/10/2017 Response Filed (replacement)
15 01/10/2017 EFILED RESPONSE
16 01/13/2017 Motion to Dismiss and Response To Be Heard With the Merits
17 01/18/2017 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
18 01/18/2017 E-FILED MOTION
19 01/18/2017 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 02/13/2017
20 02/14/2017 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
21 02/14/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
22 02/14/2017 APPELLANT APPENDIX
23 02/14/2017 E-FILED APPENDIX
24 02/17/2017 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB and $66 for ATA? (over page limit) (receipt #25084)
25 02/17/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
26 03/14/2017 Received notice Serkland Law no longer represents the intervening party, Dashiell Smart
27 03/20/2017 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
28 03/20/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
29 03/20/2017 APPELLEE APPENDIX
30 03/20/2017 E-FILED APPENDIX
31 03/21/2017 Rec'd nonsubstantive corrections to AEB (toc/toa paragraph)
32 03/22/2017 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge AEB & $72.50 AEA (over page limit 145 pages) (receipt #25145,#25153)
33 03/22/2017 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
34 03/24/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB & 6 copies of AEA from Central
35 04/06/2017 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
36 04/06/2017 E-FILED MOTION
37 04/06/2017 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (due by 3 p.m.) - Granted : 04/10/2017
38 04/10/2017 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
39 04/10/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
40 04/12/2017 APPEARANCES: DeWayne A. Johnston; Jacey L. Johnston; Patti J. Jensen
41 04/12/2017 ARGUED: DeWayne A. Johnston; Patti J. Jensen
42 04/12/2017 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
43 08/23/2017 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Jensen, Jon J.
44 08/23/2017 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
45 08/29/2017 DISPOSITION
46 08/29/2017 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Tufte, Jerod E. View
47 08/29/2017 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
48 08/29/2017 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (dismissal) - Denied
49 08/30/2017 Judgment Sent to Parties
50 09/13/2017 MOT. EXT/TIME PETITIONER BRIEF
51 09/13/2017 E-FILED MOTION
52 09/13/2017 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 10/02/2017
53 09/15/2017 AMENDED JUDGMENT
54 10/02/2017 PETITION FOR REHEARING AND ADDENDUM (PDF) View
55 10/02/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
56 10/04/2017 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to PER (toa, cos)
57 10/06/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of PER from Central Duplicating
58 10/17/2017 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
59 10/25/2017 MANDATE
60 08/19/2022 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed