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Condon v. St. Alexius Medical Center, et al.

Docket No. 20180297
Oral Argument: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:30 PM

Docket Info

Title
Chenille Condon, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
St. Alexius Medical Center and
Allen Michael Booth, M.D., Defendants and Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : MALPRACTICE
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CV-01904
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Cynthia Feland
2019 ND 113926 N.W.2d 136
Oral Argument 2/26/2019

Highlight

Section 32-42-02, N.D.C.C., does not violate the equal-protection provisions of N.D. Const. art. I, § 21.

The right to recover for personal injuries is an important substantive right subject to the intermediate standard of equal-protection analysis.

A district court’s decision whether to grant or deny a new trial under N.D.R.Civ.P. 59(b) rests entirely within its discretion, and review of a denial of a new trial motion is limited to deciding whether the court manifestly abused its discretion.

Testimony from a physician that a plaintiff’s medical condition is permanent and would worsen is sufficient to establish foundation for future medical expenses.

Evidence of medical expenses can be admitted without an expert medical opinion that the expenses were necessitated by the defendant’s conduct.

When considering claims of prejudicial misconduct, courts consider the nature of the comments the jury heard, their probable effect on the jury in the context of the entire trial, and the district court’s instructions to the jury.

A district court has discretion to balance the probative value of proffered evidence against the dangers enumerated in N.D.R.Ev. 403.

A district court does not abuse its discretion by admitting expert testimony whenever specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact, even if the expert does not possess a particular expertise or specific certification.

When the verdict is reasonably within the scope of the evidence presented and the instructions of the court, the plaintiff is entitled to have judgment entered upon the jury’s verdict.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/05/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF AND ADDENDUM View
01/04/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF (Condon) View
01/18/2019 REPLY BRIEF (Appellant) View
02/01/2019 REPLY BRIEF (Chenille Condon) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Courtney McDonald Koebele - 04891
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Timothy Q Purdon - 05392
AMICUS CURIAE ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Matthew Arnold Sagsveen - 05613
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Tracy Vigness Kolb - 05338
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Rodger Allen Hagen - 05659
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Robert V Bolinske - 05745
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Thomas J Conlin - 06023
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Stacy Deery Stennes - 07228

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/30/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/30/2018
2 07/30/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 07/31/2018
3 07/31/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 07/31/2018 Notice served on Rodger A. Hagen, Tracy Vigness Kolb, Thomas J. Conlin, Stacy Deery Stennes, Robert
5 07/31/2018 V. Bolinske, Jr., & Shawn Gates
6 07/31/2018 Notice served on Matthew A. Sagsveen
7 07/31/2018 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair
8 08/01/2018 AMENDED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
9 08/06/2018 Stipulation to Order Partial Transcript of July 19, 2017 Motion Hearing
10 08/23/2018 MOTION FOR Word Limit Increase for Appellants' brief
11 08/23/2018 E-FILED MOTION
12 08/23/2018 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (granted 4000 words) - Granted
13 08/28/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 27, 2018 (ENTRY NOS.1 - 663) NOT RECIEVED ENTRY NO. 247, 248,
14 08/28/2018 ENTRY'S NOT RECIEVED 479, 490 & 492 - SENT BACK FOR CORRECTION
15 09/06/2018 CORRECTED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 1 - 528, 530 - 665)
16 09/28/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
17 09/28/2018 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 10/29/2018
18 10/26/2018 Transcript dated 4/17/17,4/18/17, 4/19/17,4/20/17, 4/21/17, 4/24/17,4/25/17,4/26/17, 4/27/17 Rec'd
19 10/26/2018 7/19/17, 3/26/18 & C.O.S received
20 11/05/2018 MOTION to Admit Cary Silverman Pro Hac Vice
21 11/05/2018 E-FILED MOTION
22 11/05/2018 MOTION to Admit Mark A. Behrens Pro Hac Vice
23 11/05/2018 E-FILED MOTION
24 11/05/2018 MOTION FOR ND Medical Assn., ND Hospital Assn. and AMA to File Amici Curiae Brief
25 11/05/2018 E-FILED MOTION
26 11/06/2018 ACTION BY CLERK (Cary Silverman to Appear) - Granted
27 11/06/2018 ACTION BY CLERK (Mark Behrens to Appear) - Granted
28 11/06/2018 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Amici Brief) - Granted
29 11/15/2018 MOTION of American Hospital Assn. To Join Amici Curiae brief previously approved
30 11/15/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
31 11/20/2018 MOTION of Attorney General for Later Filing of Brief
32 11/21/2018 Oppositon to the Motion of the Attorney General
33 11/21/2018 EFILED RESPONSE
34 11/21/2018 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Attny. General's brief, ltd. to 4,000 due 14 days after service of AEB; - Granted
35 11/21/2018 AE permitted to file a reply brief limited to 2,000 words w/in 14 days of AG service
36 11/30/2018 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF View
37 11/30/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
38 12/05/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of ACB from CSD
39 12/05/2018 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ACB
40 12/10/2018 MOTION FOR A WORD-LIMIT INCREASE FOR APPELLEE'S BRIEF
41 12/10/2018 E-FILED MOTION
42 12/10/2018 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Granted in part, 4,000 extra words) - Granted
43 12/05/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF AND ADDENDUM View
44 12/05/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
45 12/05/2018 APPELLANT APPENDIX
46 12/05/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX (PDF)
47 12/10/2018 Rec'd $44.50 e-filing surcharge for ATB and ATA (receipt #26778)
48 12/12/2018 Rec'd non-substantive corrections on ATB and ATA
49 12/17/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB back rom Central Duplicating
50 12/17/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA back from Central Duplicating
51 01/04/2019 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (CONT.)
52 01/04/2019 CONT: IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE
53 01/04/2019 E-FILED MOTION
54 01/04/2019 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
55 01/04/2019 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (N.D. Association for Justice) View
56 01/04/2019 E-FILED BRIEF
57 01/04/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF (Condon) View
58 01/04/2019 E-FILED BRIEF
59 01/07/2019 Rec'd the nonsubstantive corrections to AEB
60 01/08/2019 MOTION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF GLENN A. DANAS AND SUPPORTING DOCS
61 01/08/2019 E-FILED MOTION
62 01/08/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating (Condon)
63 01/10/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ACB from Central Duplicating (N.D.Association for Justice)
64 01/10/2019 Rec'd $25 surcharge for AEB (Condon) (receipt #26836)
65 01/10/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
66 01/14/2019 Rec'd $25 surcharge for ACB (N.D. Assoc. for Justice) (receipt #26842)
67 01/18/2019 REPLY BRIEF (Appellant) View
68 01/18/2019 E-FILED BRIEF
69 01/18/2019 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (State of ND) View
70 01/18/2019 DISK (ACB) (e-mailed)
71 01/23/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
72 01/22/2019 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
73 01/24/2019 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Foughty, Donovan John
74 02/01/2019 REPLY BRIEF (Chenille Condon) View
75 02/01/2019 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
76 02/04/2019 Rec'd c.o.s of RYB on T. Purdon and G. Danas
77 02/04/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB from CSD (Condon)
78 02/26/2019 APPEARANCES: Tracy Kolb; Thomas J. Conlin; Stacy D. Stennes; Robert V. Bolinske, Jr.
79 02/26/2019 ARGUED: Tracy Kolb; Thomas J. Conlin
80 02/26/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
81 04/22/2019 DISPOSITION (and Remanded)
82 04/22/2019 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Jensen, Jon J. View
83 04/22/2019 By Order of the Court, costs to neither party
84 04/24/2019 Judgment Sent to Parties
85 05/14/2019 MANDATE