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Larimore Public School District No. 44, et al. v. Aamodt, et al.

Docket No. 20170258
Oral Argument: Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
Larimore Public School District No. 44, a political
subdivision of the State of North Dakota; and the North
Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
John Aamodt and Jennifer Aamodt, individually and as the
parents and guardians and on behalf of minor children
CLA, KHA, and SMA; Michael Schwab and Carrie Schwab,
individually and as the parents and guardians on behalf
of minor child CJS; Melissa Erickson, individually and as
the parent and guardian, and on behalf of minor child
CRS; Carrie Schwab, individually and as the parent and
guardian on behalf of minor children DMB and EXB; Paul
Sandstrom and Judy Sandstrom, individually and as the
parents and guardians on behalf of minor children CBS and
MBS; Defendants and Appellants
and
Michael Schwab, individually and as the parent and
guardian, and on behalf of minor child CRS; Doug Sullivan,
individually and as the noncustodial biological father and
on behalf of minor child EXB; Juan Carrera and Martha
Carrera, individually and as the parents and custodial
guardians and on behalf of minor children CMC and VC;
Rita Corona, individually and as the noncustodial biological
mother and on behalf of minor children CMC and VC; Juan
Carrera Jr., individually and as the noncustodial biological
father and on behalf of minor children CMC and VC; Jeff
Fuqua and Odella Fuqua, individually and as the parents
and guardians and on behalf of minor children JMF and
JMF; BNSF Railway Company, a Delaware corporation;
Altru Health System, a North Dakota nonprofit
corporation; Children's Health Care, a Minnesota
nonprofit corporation; Essentia Health, a Minnesota
nonprofit corporation; Sanford Medical Center Fargo,
d/b/a Sanford, a North Dakota non-profit corporation;
Sanford, d/b/a Sanford Health, a North Dakota nonprofit
corporation; Face and Jaw Surgeons, P.C. d/b/a Face and
Jaw Center and Face and Jaw Surgery Clinic; Larimore
Ambulance Service; the State of North Dakota by and through
the North Dakota Department of Human Services, an agency of
the State of North Dakota; and Matthew J. Volk, DDS, PC, Defendants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : TORTS (NEGLIGENCE, LIAB., NUIS.)
Appeal From
Case No. 2015-CV-01989
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Gary H. Lee
2018 ND 71908 N.W.2d 442
Oral Argument 11/30/2017

Highlight

The statutory cap on tort damages recoverable from a political subdivision does not violate the open court, jury trial, equal protection, or special law provisions of the state constitution.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
08/21/2017 APPELLANT BRIEF View
09/25/2017 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
10/09/2017 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Daniel Lee Gaustad - 05282
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Joseph Elmer Quinn - 06538
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Nicole Susanne Frank - 06603
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Duane A Lillehaug - 03232
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Timothy Michael O'Keeffe - 05636
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Ronald F Fischer - 03707
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Timothy Q Purdon - 05392
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Stephanie Dassinger Engebretson - 06774
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE H. Patrick Weir - 04822
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Tatum O'Brien - 05985
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Aaron Grayson Birst - 05820
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Amy Lynn De Kok - 06973
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Kim E Brust - 03556
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael J Williams - 03630
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Andrew D Smith - 07835
APPELLEE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Matthew Arnold Sagsveen - 05613

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/10/2017 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/10/2017
2 07/12/2017 Received $125 filing fee
3 07/13/2017 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 07/13/2017 Notice served on H. Patrick Weir, Andrew D. Smith, & Robert S. Peck,
5 07/13/2017 Michael J. Williams, Duane A. Lillehaug, Kim E. Brust, Daniel L. Gaustad, Joseph E. Quinn,
6 07/13/2017 Theodore T. Sandberg, Amanda Juelson, Michael M. Sawers, Timothy R. Thornton,
7 07/13/2017 Timothy J. Austin, Matthew A. Sagsveen, Ronald H. McLean, Peter W. Zuger,
8 07/13/2017 Doug Sullivan, Juan Carrera, Martha Carrera, Rita Corona, Juan Carrera Jr,
9 07/13/2017 Melissa Erickson, Altru Health System, Children's Health Care, Essentia Health, Face
10 07/13/2017 and Jaw Surgeons, PC, Larimore Ambulance Service, and Matthew J. Volk, DDS, PC
11 07/17/2017 Notice to State Pursuant to Rule 44, N.D.R.App.P. (constitutional challenge)
12 07/20/2017 Affidavit of Timothy R. Thornton in support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
13 07/21/2017 Affidavit of Robert S. Peck in support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
14 07/26/2017 Letter dated July 21, 2017 addressed to Juan Carrera, Jr. returned underliverable, unable to forwar
15 08/03/2017 Letter dated July 21, 2017 addressed to Rita Corona returned underliverable, unable to forward
16 08/04/2017 MOTION FOR EXT. OF TIME TO FILE NOTICE OF APPEAL AND REQUEST TO
17 08/04/2017 JOIN IN PREVIOUSLY FILED APPEAL
18 08/08/2017 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
19 08/08/2017 Order Granting Extension of Time to File Second Notice of Appeal
20 08/08/2017 SECOND NOTICE OF APPEAL
21 08/08/2017 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 7, 2017 (ENTRY NOS. 1-378)
22 08/09/2017 NOT. OF FILING SECOND NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
23 08/09/2017 Notice served on H. Patrick Weir, Andrew D. Smith, & Robert S. Peck,
24 08/09/2017 Michael J. Williams, Duane A. Lillehaug, Kim E. Brust, Daniel L. Gaustad, Joseph E. Quinn,
25 08/09/2017 Theodore T. Sandberg, Amanda Juelson, Michael M. Sawers, Timothy R. Thornton,
26 08/09/2017 Timothy J. Austin, Matthew A. Sagsveen, Ronald H. McLean, Peter W. Zuger,
27 08/09/2017 Doug Sullivan, Juan Carrera, Martha Carrera, Melissa Erickson, Altru Health System,
28 08/09/2017 Children's Health Care, Essentia Health, Face and Jaw Surgeons, PC, Larimore
29 08/09/2017 Ambulance Service, Matthew J. Volk, DDS, PC, Timothy M. O'Keefe and Tatum O'Brien Lindbo
30 08/16/2017 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Jensen, Jon J.
31 08/11/2017 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 10, 2017 (ENTRY NOS. 379-383)
32 08/21/2017 APPELLANT BRIEF View
33 08/21/2017 E-FILED BRIEF
34 08/21/2017 APPELLANT APPENDIX
35 08/21/2017 E-FILED APPENDIX
36 08/24/2017 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (receipt #25440)
37 08/22/2017 MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF
38 08/22/2017 E-FILED MOTION
39 08/23/2017 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 08/23/2017
40 08/23/2017 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
41 08/23/2017 E-FILED MOTION
42 08/23/2017 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 08/23/2017
43 08/23/2017 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (PDF)(non-substantive corrections to brief signed 8-28-17)(ND Assn. for Justice View
44 08/23/2017 E-FILED BRIEF
45 08/28/2017 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB (title, nature of proceedings, ND cite)
46 08/28/2017 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ACB (title, ND cite, service on O'Keefe and O'Brien)
47 08/28/2017 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ACB (receipt #25450)
48 08/30/2017 Rec'd additional $63.50 for ATA (receipt #25454)
49 08/30/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB & ATA from CSD
50 08/30/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of ACB from CSD
51 09/10/2017 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 9, 2017 (ENTRY NOS. 385-386)
52 09/25/2017 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
53 09/25/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
54 09/25/2017 APPELLEE APPENDIX
55 09/25/2017 E-FILED APPENDIX
56 09/25/2017 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (State of North Dakota) View
57 09/25/2017 DISK (ACB)(State of North Dakota)(e-mailed)
58 09/25/2017 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ACB (ND School Board Assn, et al.)(receipt #25506)
59 09/28/2017 Received e-filing surcharge for AEB & AEA (receipt #25510)
60 09/28/2017 Rec'd c.o.s. of AEB on T. Purdon and N. Frank
61 09/28/2017 MOTION FOR FILING OF AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (ND School Board Assn, et al.)
62 09/28/2017 E-FILED MOTION (ND School Board Assn, et al.)
63 09/28/2017 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
64 09/28/2017 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (ND School Board Assn, et al.) (PDF) View
65 09/28/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (ND School Board Assn, et al.)(PDF)
66 09/29/2017 Rec'd c.o.s. of ACB (State of ND) on T. Purdon and N. Frank
67 09/29/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB & AEA from CSD
68 10/02/2017 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ACB (ND School Board Assn)
69 10/02/2017 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 (ENTRY NOS. 387-389)
70 10/04/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of ACB from CSD (ND School Board Assn, et al.)
71 10/06/2017 4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 5, 2017 (ENTRY NOS.390-391)
72 10/09/2017 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
73 10/09/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
74 10/11/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB from CSD
75 10/17/2017 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
76 10/18/2017 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Feland, Cynthia
77 11/08/2017 5TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 7, 2017 (ENTRY NOS. 392-393)
78 11/30/2017 APPEARANCES: H. Patrick Weir; Robert S. Peck; Michael J. Williams; Kim E. Brust; Daniel L. Gaustad
79 11/30/2017 ARGUED: Robert S. Peck; Daniel L. Gaustad
80 11/30/2017 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
81 12/05/2017 6TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED DECEMBER 4, 2017 (ENTRY NOS.394-395)
82 12/15/2017 7TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED DECEMBER 14, 2017 (ENTRY NOS. 396-399)
83 01/04/2018 8TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 4, 2018 (ENTRY NOS.400-402)
84 01/05/2018 9TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 5, 2018 (ENTRY NOS.403-404)
85 02/06/2018 10TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 5, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 405-406)
86 03/07/2018 11TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 6, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 407-408)
87 03/19/2018 DISPOSITION
88 03/19/2018 UNANIMOUS OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
89 03/19/2018 Costs taxed in favor of Appellees
90 04/05/2018 12TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 4, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 409-410)
91 04/11/2018 MANDATE