Nowling v. BNSF Railway

20010302 Walter Nowling, Carol Nowling,
Rose Misialek, and Julian Lizakowski,
Personal Representative of the
Stephie Lizakowski Estate, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
BNSF Railway, Defendant
and
Bill Slominski d/b/a
Minto Grain, LLC, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Judicial District, Walsh County
Judge Laurie A. Fontaine
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellee: Fleming, DuBois & Fleming, PLLP
Appellant: Welch and Ekman
Amicus curiae: David C. Thompson, P.C.
Amicus curiae: Pearson Christensen & Clapp, PLLP
Amicus curiae: Hodny Currie Lawyers
Term: 04/2002   Argument: 04/29/2002  1:30pm
ND cite: 2002 ND 104
NW cite: 646 N.W.2d 719

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the Trial Court Properly Understood and Properly Applied the Doctrine of Acquiescence.
II. Whether the Trial Court Failed to Recognize the Special Status of the Railroad Right of Way as a Public Highway.
III. Whether the Trial Court Failed to Recognize the Twenty Year Requirement in Adverse Possession and Boundary by Acquiescence Cases.
IV. Whether the Trial Court Properly Identified Property to Quiet Against Defendants.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court property (sic) understood and properly applied the doctrine of acquiescence.
IIWhether the Trial Court failed to recognize the special status of the railroad right of way as a public highway.
III.Whether the trial court failed to recognize the twenty year requirement in adverse possession and boundary by acquiescence cases.
IV.Whether the trial court properly identified property to quiet title against defendants.

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Docket entries:
112/10/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/06/2001
212/10/2001 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 12/06/2001
301/07/2002 RECORD ON APPEAL & Exhibits
401/22/2002 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 10-5-00, 1-24-01, & 1-25-01 (3 vols.)
501/23/2002 DISK - TRA (10/5/00,1/24/01 & 1/25/01--3 disks)
602/11/2002 APPELLANT BRIEF
702/11/2002 Addendum to Appellant Brief
802/11/2002 APPELLANT APPENDIX
902/28/2002 DISK - ATB (corrected)
1003/13/2002 APPELLEE BRIEF
1103/14/2002 Motion to file Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of Melvin, Mark & Suzi Tibert (via fax)
1203/14/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MOT/Amicus). Granted
1303/15/2002 Original Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief
1403/15/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (sua sponte)
1503/15/2002 ACTION BY CLERK (MRY/sua sponte). Granted: 04/11/2002
1603/18/2002 MOTION to Deny Amicus Curiae Brief
1703/18/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Denied
1803/18/2002 Corrected Motion to file Amicus Curiae Brief
1904/25/2002 Corrected Table of Authorities and pages for Appellees' Brief
2003/25/2002 DISK - AEB
2103/27/2002 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF
2203/28/2002 DISK - ACB (e-mailed)
2304/05/2002 MOTION & MEMORANDUM FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (City of Minto)
2404/05/2002 Opposition by Amicus Curiae Tibert to Motion of the City of Minto (via fax)
2504/05/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (MOT/amicus curiae/Minto). Granted
2604/05/2002 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (City of Minto)
2704/05/2002 Addendum to Amicus Curiae Brief (City of Minto)
2804/08/2002 Original Opposition by Amicus Tibert to Motion of City of Minto (Same as faxed copy filed 4-5-02)
2904/08/2002 REPLY BRIEF of Appellants
3004/09/2002 DISK - ryb
3104/16/2002 MOTION FOR Acceptance of Expanded Reply Brief
3204/16/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted
3304/29/2002 APPEARANCES: Steven C. Ekman; Robert C. Fleming, Neil W. Fleming
3404/29/2002 ARGUED: Ekman; Robert C. Fleming (Vol. X; Page 217)
3504/29/2002 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3607/11/2002 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
3707/11/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
3807/11/2002 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant
3907/15/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
4007/23/2002 MOTION BY AMICUS CURIAE FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME TO FILE PETITION FOR REHEARING & BRIEF (FAX)
4107/23/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Mot by Amicus for Enlarge of Time). Denied
4207/24/2002 Original of Mot by Amicus Curiae
4307/24/2002 Objection from Steven Ekman counsel for AT to Amicus Curiae request for extension of Time (Fax)
4407/24/2002 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing (via fax)
4507/24/2002 Objection from Steven Ekman to ext. of time to file petition for rehearing
4607/24/2002 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted: 08/01/2002
4707/25/2002 Mot/Ext/Time/Pet/Rehearing & Brief/Support (same as faxed copy filed 7-24-02)
4807/26/2002 Objection from Mr. Ekman to Amicus Mot/Ext/Time/PER (same as faxed copy filed 7-24-02)
4907/26/2002 Objection from Mr. Ekman to ext/time/file PER (same as faxed copy filed 7-24-02)
5007/31/2002 PETITION FOR REHEARING
5108/01/2002 DISK - PER
5208/15/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER). Denied
5308/23/2002 MANDATE
5408/28/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
5510/10/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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