Heartland Resources, Inc.; Heartland-Red River Prospect, L.P.; David A. Stewart; Richard Stewart; and Mark Haynes (collectively “Heartland”) appeal from the trial court’s entry of default judgment against Heartland and award of damages to Ambrose Bedel and Catherine Bedel (collectively “the Bedels”). Heartland presents the following restated issues for our review:
1. Whether the trial court had personal jurisdiction over Heartland.
2. Whether the trial court erred when it awarded the Bedels treble damages.
The Bedels cross-appeal and contend that the trial court erred when it did not award them attorney’s fees.
Conclusion (slip op. at 7): Affirmed and remanded with instructions.
Key Analysis (slip op. at 4, 7): When Heartland failed to allege lack of personal jurisdiction in its Trial Rule 60(B)(1) motion to set aside, it waived that issue for review on appeal . . . Rather than awarding the Bedels damages under the Act, which does not provide for treble damages, the trial court expressly based the award on Heartland’s fraud and deception as detailed in the complaint.