Heart River Partners v. Goetzfried

20050003 Heart River Partners,
a partnership, and
Dave D. Mees and James W.
Allen, partners, Plaintiffs and Appellants
Darrell S. Goetzfried
and Karen A. Goetzfried, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Judge Sonna M. Anderson
Nature of Action: Real Property
Appellant: Kelsch, Kelsch, Ruff & Kranda
Appellee: Chapman and Chapman, P.C.
Term: 06/2005   Argument: 06/10/2005
ND cite: 2005 ND 149
NW cite: 703 N.W.2d 330

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether any genuine issues of material fact exist which would preclude the entry of Summary Judgment against Heart River?
2. Whether the trial court erred in ruling as a matter of law that Goetzfried did not commit fraud or mistake in failing to disclose the existence of $46,599.00 in uncertified special assessments on the Goetzfried property sold to Heart River?
3. Whether the trial court erred in ruling as a matter of law that Goetzfried had no affirmative duty to disclose the existence of $46,599.00 in uncertified special assessments on the property Goetzfried sold to Heart River?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
a. Have the Appellants presented sufficient evidence of either actual fraud, or constructive fraud, to avoid summary judgment?
b. Does the parol evidence rule prevent a challenge to the unambiguous wording of the Warranty Deed, where the challenge directly contradicts the wording of the Warranty Deed?
c. Is reformation of a Warranty Deed available, where there is no evidence of a clear intention and understanding between the parties that contradicts the clear terms of the Warranty Deed?
d. Can the buyer in a commercial real estate transaction bring an action for fraud or reformation, if the buyer has failed to investigate the status of potential future special assessments against the property?

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Docket entries:
101/04/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/03/2005
201/04/2005 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 01/03/2005
302/02/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL
402/22/2005 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 28, 2004
502/22/2005 DISK of tra dated 9-28-04
602/24/2005 Certificate of Service of Copies of the Transcript by personal delivery
704/04/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF, Notice & Cert. Service
804/04/2005 E-FILED MOTION (by facsimile)
904/04/2005 ACTION BY Chief Deputy Clerk. Granted: 04/20/2005
1004/21/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte)
1104/21/2005 ACTION BY Chief Deputy CLERK (sua sponte). Granted: 04/21/2005
1204/21/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF
1404/21/2005 DISK - atb
1505/20/2005 APPELLEE BRIEF
1705/20/2005 DISK AEB
1806/10/2005 APPEARANCES: Thomas D. Kelsch; Charles L. "Casey" Chapman
1906/10/2005 ARGUED: Kelsch; Chapman (Vol. Z; Page 133)
2208/18/2005 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
2308/18/2005 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of the appellees
2408/19/2005 Judgment Mailed to Parties
2509/12/2005 MANDATE
2707/19/2012 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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