Syversen v. Hess
Vern Syversen, deceased,
and Lois Syversen, Plaintiffs and Appellants
Shelly Hess, Defendant
Steve Hess, Defendant and Appellee
Southeast Judicial District,
Judge Ronald E. Goodman
|Nature of Action:||Real Property|
|Term:||06/2003  Argument: 06/19/2003|
|ND cite:||2003 ND 118|
665 N.W.2d 23
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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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|1||12/23/2002 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/09/2002|
|2||12/23/2002 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 12/09/2002|
|3||12/23/2002 Amended Notice of Appeal filed December 13, 2002|
|4||12/23/2002 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript & request for advance payment|
|5||12/26/2002 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 01/28/2003|
|6||01/21/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Faxed letter from LaJuana Hayen)|
|7||01/21/2003 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 02/17/2003|
|8||02/14/2003 TRANSCRIPT DATED April 11, 2002 & October 3, 2002 (2 vols.)|
|9||02/14/2003 DISK - TRA (4-11-02 & 10-3-02)|
|10||02/25/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL not forwarded w/the record was No. 36 (Deposition of Lois Syversen and Shelly Hess|
|11||03/26/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF|
|12||03/26/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX|
|13||03/27/2003 DISK - ATB|
|14||04/28/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF|
|15||04/28/2003 APPELLEE APPENDIX|
|16||05/02/2003 8 corrected cc of TOA and pg. 6 for AEB|
|17||05/02/2003 DISK of AEB (electronically transmitted)|
|18||06/19/2003 APPEARANCES: Cynthia G. Schaar; Michael Birrenkott|
|19||06/19/2003 ARGUED: Schaar; Birrenkott (Vol. Y; Page 124)|
|20||06/19/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|21||06/27/2003 Letter dated 6-26-03 from Cynthia G. Schaar informing us that Vern Syverson, one of the Appellants|
|22||06/27/2003 in this action, died on 4-24-03|
|23||07/16/2003 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED|
|24||07/16/2003 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Neumann, William A.|
|25||07/16/2003 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee|
|26||07/17/2003 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties|
|28||08/21/2003 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|
|29||09/25/2008 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed|