Nichols v. Goughnour

20110336 Richard J. Nichols as Trustee of the Richard
Nichols Mineral Trust Agreement dated
May 28, 2009; Robby J. Nichols and
Jacalyn Nichols; Kim Vachal as Trustee of
the Ron and Sue Nichols Family Mineral
Trust; JD Nichols LLLP; Randal B. And
Bonnie L. Nichols Family LLP, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
James M. Goughnour, Individually and as
Personal Representative of the Estate of
Eunice Goughnour; LaDonna Edwards;
Margo Wenzel and James Wenzel; Penny
Edwards; Judy Nichols; Susan Trana; Mark
Nichols; Serena Nichols; Darron Nichols;
Earl R. Hauge and Ann M. Hauge; Rita
Wagner, Wallace J. Wagner, Rudolph M.
Maurer and Karlyn J. Maurer, as Trustees
of the Rudolph M. And Karlyn J. Maurer
Family Mineral Trust; Kathleen Yoder;
Dale Wagner; Melissa Frederick; Nels
Family, LLC; Robert Nichols; Robert E.
Lincoln; Mary L. Lincoln; William F.
Lincoln; Carol Nichols; Valera Marie
Hayes; Alan Roger Sinclair; Elizabeth
McDonald, aka Beth McDonald; Forrest
John Spicher, aka Jon Spicher; Kelly
Fulton; Kathryn Poskevich; Joan Hosler;
Michael Miller; Barbara Linden; Bert
Hague; Mike Nichols; Donnelle E. Nichols;
Darrell Nichols; and all persons unknown,
claiming any estate in or lien or
encumbrance upon the property described
in the Complaint, Defendants and Appellants

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Mountrail County
Judge Gary H. Lee
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellant: Bruce A. Selinger
Appellee: Richard P. Olson
Appellee: Andrew Timothy Forward
Appellant: Pro se
Term: 04/2012   Argument: 04/23/2012  10:00am
ND cite: 2012 ND 178
NW cite: 820 N.W.2d 740

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. The trial court erred in granting summary judgment for the plaintiff.
2. The trial court erred in determining the deeds were not ambiguous.
3. The trial court erred when it did not consider the eight family member deeds as a single transaction and ignored other compelling evidence and granted summary judgment.
4. The trial court erred when it rationalized "Duhig" instead of applying "Gilbertson".

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Docket entries:
111/21/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 11/21/2011
212/14/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
312/14/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 01/31/2012
412/22/2011 ELECTRONIC RECORD ON APPEAL dated 12-21-11 (entry nos. 1-43).
501/26/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF
601/26/2012 APPELLANT APPENDIX
701/26/2012 DISK-ATB (E-MAILED)
802/02/2012 DISK-ATB (CORRECTED, INCLUDED ISSUES) E-MAILED
902/03/2012 RECEIVED 8 COPIES OF ISSUES PAGE FOR ATB.
1002/03/2012 Received Affidavit of Service of Issues page for ATB.
1102/27/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF & Addendum
1202/27/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
1302/28/2012 Received $25 surcharge (Receipt #20893)
1403/01/2012 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
1503/19/2012 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
1604/23/2012 APPEARANCES: Bruce A. Selinger/Richard P. Olson & Andrew T. Forward
1704/23/2012 ARGUED: Selinger/Forward
1808/30/2012 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
1908/30/2012 SPLIT OPINION: Sandstrom, Dale V.
2008/30/2012 Concurring in the result: Kapsner, Carol Ronning: CONCUR
2108/30/2012 Concur/Join: Crothers, Daniel John: JN/CON
2208/30/2012 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
2308/31/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
2409/12/2012 PETITION FOR REHEARING
2509/12/2012 DISK - PER (e-mailed)
2609/14/2012 Received one additional copy of the Petition for Rehearing
2709/25/2012 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT. Denied
2810/12/2012 MANDATE

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