Syversen v. Hess

20020361 Vern Syversen, deceased,
and Lois Syversen, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Shelly Hess, Defendant
and
Steve Hess, Defendant and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, LaMoure County
Judge Ronald E. Goodman
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellee: Gjesdahl Law, P.C.
Appellant: Merrick Law, PC
Term: 06/2003   Argument: 06/19/2003  10:45am
ND cite: 2003 ND 118
NW cite: 665 N.W.2d 23

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the court correctly determined that the parol evidence rule prevents consideration of mistake and implied trust?
Whether a mistake in the drafting of the deeds occurred requiring reformation of the deed?
Whether a constructive trust should be found in favor the Syversons?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Did the trial court commit reversible error in applying the parol evidence rule?
Was the trial court's finding that no mistake occurred in the drafting of the deed clearly erroneous?
Was the trial court's finding that no constructive trust existed in favor of the Syversens clearly erroneous?

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Docket entries:
112/23/2002 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/09/2002
212/23/2002 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 12/09/2002
312/23/2002 Amended Notice of Appeal filed December 13, 2002
412/23/2002 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript & request for advance payment
512/26/2002 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 01/28/2003
601/21/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Faxed letter from LaJuana Hayen)
701/21/2003 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 02/17/2003
802/14/2003 TRANSCRIPT DATED April 11, 2002 & October 3, 2002 (2 vols.)
902/14/2003 DISK - TRA (4-11-02 & 10-3-02)
1002/25/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL not forwarded w/the record was No. 36 (Deposition of Lois Syversen and Shelly Hess
1103/26/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF
1203/26/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1303/27/2003 DISK - ATB
1404/28/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF
1504/28/2003 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1605/02/2003 8 corrected cc of TOA and pg. 6 for AEB
1705/02/2003 DISK of AEB (electronically transmitted)
1806/19/2003 APPEARANCES: Cynthia G. Schaar; Michael Birrenkott
1906/19/2003 ARGUED: Schaar; Birrenkott (Vol. Y; Page 124)
2006/19/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2106/27/2003 Letter dated 6-26-03 from Cynthia G. Schaar informing us that Vern Syverson, one of the Appellants
2206/27/2003 in this action, died on 4-24-03
2307/16/2003 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2407/16/2003 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Neumann, William A.
2507/16/2003 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
2607/17/2003 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
2708/11/2003 MANDATE
2808/21/2003 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
2909/25/2008 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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