Estate of Vestre

20100400 In the Matter of the Estate of Maxine J. Vestre, Deceased.
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Rose Morgan, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
James Vestre, Respondent and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Ward County
Judge William W. McLees
Nature of Action: Probate - Wills - Trusts
Counsel:
Appellant: Debra Lynn Hoffarth
Appellee: Michael S. McIntee
Term: 06/2011   Argument: 06/13/2011  10:45am
ND cite: 2011 ND 144
NW cite: 799 N.W.2d 379

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1.Whether the District Court erred when it granted Respondent a jury trial, after Respondent had waived his right to a jury trial in writing.
2.Whether the District Court erred when it denied Appellant's Motions for Summary Judgment and Judgment as a Matter of Law.
3.Whether the District Court erred in admitting evidence not related to the date and time of the execution of decedent's Will.
4.Whether the District erred when it refused to instruct the jury that mere forgetfulness or mental weakness is not sufficient to prove incapacity.


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Docket entries:
112/21/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/21/2010
212/21/2010 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 12/21/2010
312/23/2010 AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEAL
401/04/2011 Order for Additional Transcript
501/04/2011 Second Amended Notice of Appeal (filed in trial court on 1-3-11)
601/13/2011 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 02/09/2011
702/03/2011 MOTION to Stay Proceeding
802/03/2011 E-FILED MOTION
902/08/2011 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 4/6/10; 9/29/10; 10/5/10; 10/06/10; 10/07/10; & 12/06/10 & C.O.S.
1002/08/2011 DISK - tra (4/6/10; 9/29/10; 10/5/10; 10/06/10; 10/07/10; & 12/06/10)(e-mailed)
1102/08/2011 RECORD ON APPEAL (3 vols) & Separate Nos. 70 and 107-179
1202/09/2011 RESPONSE TO Motion to Stay
1302/09/2011 EFILED RESPONSE
1402/11/2011 $22.50 Surcharge for excess pages in Response to Motion to Stay Proceedings (Receipt #20177)
1502/28/2011 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Motion to Stay Proceeding). Denied
1602/28/2011 Order/Judgment Sent to Parties (Motion to Stay Proceedings)
1703/18/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF
1803/18/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1903/25/2011 Received corrected pages for ATB.
2003/29/2011 DISK-ATB (E-MAILED)
2104/06/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
2204/06/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MAE)
2304/06/2011 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (MAE). Granted: 04/29/2011
2404/13/2011 TRANSCRIPT DATED April 17, 2009 & C.O.S.
2504/13/2011 DISK - tra (4/17/09) (e-mailed)
2604/21/2011 1st Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record (entry nos. 239 - 262)
2704/29/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
2804/29/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
2904/29/2011 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed)
3004/29/2011 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA)
3105/02/2011 Received $67.00 surcharge for AEB & AEA (Receipt #20290)
3205/04/2011 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
3305/04/2011 Received 6 copies of AEA from CSD
3405/05/2011 Received $3 additional surcharge for AEA (Receipt #20297)
3505/12/2011 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed)
3605/12/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
3705/13/2011 Received surcharge for RYB (Receipt #20310)
3805/16/2011 Received 7 copies of RYB from CSD
3905/20/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
4006/13/2011 APPEARANCES: Debra L. Hoffarth; Michael S. McIntee
4106/13/2011 ARGUED: Debra L. Hoffarth; Michael S. McIntee
4206/13/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
4307/13/2011 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
4407/13/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John
4507/13/2011 (CONCUR IN THE RESULT): Kapsner, Carol Ronning: CON/RES
4607/13/2011 Costs on Appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
4707/14/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
4808/12/2011 MANDATE
4908/15/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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