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Cook v. Cook, et al.

Docket No. 20190145
Oral Argument: Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00 AM

Docket Info

Title
Anna Cook, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Chris Cook, Defendant and Appellant
and
State of North Dakota, Statutory Real Party in Interest
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CHILD CUST & SUPPORT (Div.\Other)
Appeal From
Case No. 2015-DM-00330
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
James S. Hill
2020 ND 11937 N.W.2d 286
Oral Argument 11/18/2019

Highlight

Technical violations of a court order do not necessarily require a finding of contempt.
A court is not required to make an explicit finding of contempt when no further remedy would result and the only purpose would be to taint the alleged contemnor.
When a matter is left to the broad discretion of the district court, it is envisioned there is a broad range of factual scenarios in which the court is left to make its choice, and whichever choice it makes will be upheld on appeal.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
08/08/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
09/05/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael Scott Joyner - 08400
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Justin Dale Hager - 06003

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 05/06/2019 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/06/2019
2 05/06/2019 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 05/09/2019
3 05/08/2019 Received $125 filing fee
4 05/08/2019 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 05/08/2019 Notice served on Justin D. Hager, Michael S. Joyner, and Sheila K. Keller
6 06/04/2019 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 3, 2019 (ENTRY NOS. 1-147, 149-359)(NOT SENT: 148)
7 07/03/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED MARCH 4, 2019
8 07/03/2019 REDACTION KEY FOR ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED MARCH 4, 2019
9 07/03/2019 Certificate of Service for Transcript
10 08/08/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 08/08/2019 APPELLANT APPENDIX
12 08/08/2019 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
13 08/12/2019 Rec'd letter from Sheila Keller, Child Support Unit will not be filing a brief or appearing
14 08/14/2019 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATA
15 08/16/2019 Rec'd $149.50 e-filing surcharge for ATA (receipt #27343)
16 08/16/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB & ATA from CSD
17 09/05/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View
18 09/10/2019 Rec'd non-substantive correction to AEB (page numbers)
19 10/18/2019 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
20 11/18/2019 APPEARANCES: Justin Hager/Michael Joyner & Appellee
21 11/18/2019 ARGUED: Hager/Joyner
22 11/18/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
23 01/23/2020 DISPOSITION
24 01/23/2020 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
25 01/23/2020 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
26 01/24/2020 Judgment Sent to Parties
27 03/10/2020 MANDATE