Riverwood Commercial Park v. Standard Oil Co.
Riverwood Commercial Park, LLC,
and Tom S. Freidt, Plaintiffs and Appellants
Standard Oil Company, Inc., a/k/a
BP, Tesoro Refining and Marketing
Company, BNSF Railway Company,
and Marmot Properties, LLC, Defendants
Tesoro Refining and Marketing
South Central Judicial District,
Judge Donald L. Jorgensen
|Nature of Action:||Real Property|
|Term:||01/2011  Argument: 01/06/2011|
|ND cite:||2011 ND 95|
797 N.W.2d 770
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
1. Whether it was proper for the court to grant a Rule 12(b)(vi) motion when there are still disputed issues of material fact.
2. Whether the trial court committed error by finding an ambiguity in a document of conveyance, and then determining the ambiguity is a legal and factual issue.
3. Whether the trial court committed error by finding that the revocable, non-transferrable Permit afforded to Standard Oil in 1954 created an easement that was transferred to Tesoro by Standard Oil.
4.Whether the dismissal of all of Appellant's causes of actions was error based upon the Court's erroneous determination that the Permit was an easement.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1.Whether the Permit is ambiguous on the issue of whether it created an easement or a license.
2.Whether summary judgment is the proper procedure for interpreting an ambiguous document when the parties have identified only undisputed extrinsic evidence concerning the meaning of that document.
3.Whether the District Court erred in concluding that the 1953 Irrigation Canal, Drainage Canal, Water Pipe or Sewer Pipe Permit (Permanent) created an easement that encumbers Appellants' real property.
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|1||08/13/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/12/2010|
|2||08/13/2010 Chad Nodland's letter to Lois Scharnhorst dated 8-11-10 RE: unsure of ordering TRA|
|3||08/13/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning|
|4||08/13/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John|
|5||09/02/2010 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (anticipated delivery date): 09/30/2010|
|6||09/09/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL (2 vols.) & Separate Nos. 37, 122 & 129|
|7||09/13/2010 TRANSCRIPT DATED June 28, 2010 & C.O.S.|
|8||09/13/2010 DISK - tra (6/28/10) (e-mailed)|
|9||09/15/2010 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte)|
|10||09/15/2010 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT) (sua sponte). Granted: 09/21/2010|
|11||09/20/2010 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF|
|12||09/20/2010 E-FILED MOTION|
|13||09/20/2010 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/28/2010|
|14||09/28/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF (See corrected ATB filed 10-22-10)|
|15||09/28/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX|
|16||10/22/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF (corrected)|
|17||10/25/2010 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF|
|18||10/25/2010 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 11/04/2010|
|19||11/04/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)|
|20||11/04/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)|
|21||11/04/2010 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed) PDF|
|22||11/04/2010 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA) PDF|
|23||11/05/2010 Received $45.50 e-filing surcharge for AEB & AEA (Receipt #20100268).|
|24||11/08/2010 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating.|
|25||11/08/2010 Received 6 copies of AEA from Central Duplicating.|
|26||12/13/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|27||12/14/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Schmalenberger, Allan L.|
|28||12/17/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Marquart, Steven L.|
|29||01/06/2011 APPEARANCES: Chad C. Nodland; Michael Geiermann|
|30||01/06/2011 ARGUED: Chad C. Nodland; Michael Geiermann|
|31||01/06/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|32||05/20/2011 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED|
|33||05/20/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.|
|34||05/20/2011 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee.|
|35||05/20/2011 Judgment E-Mailed to Parties|
|37||06/17/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|