W.C. v. J.H., et al.

Docket No. 20180387
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:30 AM

Docket Info

Title
W.C. Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
J.H. and T.H., Defendants and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : PATERNITY
Appeal From
Case No. 2018-DM-00097
North Central Judicial District, Ward County
Stacy Joan Louser

Parties' Statement of Issues

  • Appellant

    A. The district court abused its discretion by determining the Petitioner/Appellant, W.C., was not entitled to obtain any discovery from Respondent/Appellee J.H. including, but not limited to, interrogatories, requests for admission, document productions or her deposition and not entitled to obtain supplemental discovery from Respondent/Appellee T.H., effectively depriving him of his right to a fair hearing.


Summary

W.C. appeals from a district court order denying his petition to adjudicate paternity, residential responsibility, decision making responsibility, parenting time and child support.
W.C. alleges he is the father of a child born to J.H. in November 2013. W.C. and J.H. commenced a romantic relationship in late 2012 while J.H was married to T.H. The couple divorced in June 2013. Because J.H. gave birth to the child within 300 days of her divorce T.H. is considered the presumed father pursuant to N.D.C.C. § 14-20-42.
On appeal, W.C. argues the district court abused its discretion by granting the motion to quash discovery and determining W.C. was not entitled to obtain discovery regarding financial or medical history from J.H. or T.H.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/30/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/14/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View
02/28/2019 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Tom P Slorby - 03122
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE John S Steinberger - 03345
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Aften Marie Grant - 07388

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/22/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL
2 10/22/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 10/26/2018
3 10/25/2018 Rec'd $125 filing fee (receipt 26676)
4 10/26/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 10/26/2018 Notice served on Aften M. Grant, John S. Steinberger Jr. and Tom P. Slorby
6 11/20/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 1 - 86)
7 12/21/2018 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 8-7-18 , 8-13-18 & C.O.S. & KEY
8 01/30/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
9 01/30/2019 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
10 01/30/2019 APPELLANT APPENDIX
11 01/30/2019 E-FILED APPENDIX (PDF)
12 02/04/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB back from Central Duplicating
13 02/04/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA back from Central Duplicating
14 02/04/2019 Rec'd $25 surcharge for ATB and ATA (Receipt #06880)
15 02/14/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View
16 02/19/2019 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
17 02/19/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
18 02/19/2019 Rec'd $25 surcharge for AEB (receipt #26901)
19 02/28/2019 REPLY BRIEF View
20 03/01/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
21 03/19/2019 APPEARANCES: Aften M. Grant; John S. Steinberger, Jr.; Tom P. Slorby
22 03/19/2019 ARGUED: Aften M. Grant; John S. Steinberger, Jr.; Tom P. Slorby
23 03/19/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST