Larson v. Norheim

20120236 Loren R. Larson, Kathryn L. Lervick,
and Renee L. Larson, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Thelma Larson Norheim, Hans Norheim,
Birgit Norheim Oyen, Kjellaug Norheim,
Harald Tettum, Inge Oyen Norheim, Olav
Oyen, and all other persons unknown
claiming any estate or interest in, or lien or
encumbrance upon the property described in
the Complaint, whether as heirs, devisees,
legatees, or personal representatives of any of
the above named persons who may be
deceased, or under any other title or interest, Defendants and Appellees

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Divide County
Judge David W. Nelson
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellant: Elizabeth Ledgerwood Pendlay
Appellee: Harry Malcolm Pippin
Appellee: Charlotte Jo Skar
Term: 02/2013   Argument: 02/19/2013  1:30pm
ND cite: 2013 ND 60
NW cite: 830 N.W.2d 085

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. The district court erred in determining that the Larson family had a statutory requirement to engage in reasonable inquiry under Section 38-18.1-06, N.D.C.C., and, even if such a requirement exists under the statute, this statutory element was met by the Larson family.
II. The district court erred as a matter of law when it failed to address whether a mineral abandonment proceeding necessarily creates a reversionary interest in real property and further erred as a matter of law in finding the Defendants' Statement of Claim was adequate to prevent the lapse of the mineral interests at issue.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
[1] I. The District Court correctly decided that the Plaintiffs/Appellants (hereafter "Larsons") were required by statute to engage in a reasonable inquiry to locate and notify the owners of the mineral interests, and correctly found that the Larsons failed their duty of a reasonable inquiry.
[2] II. The District Court correctly decided the Defendants/Appellees, Thelma Larson Norheim, Hans Norheim, Birgit Norheim Oyen, Kjellaug Norheim, Harald Tettum, Olav Oyen (hereafter "Norheim Heirs") preserved their ownership in the mineral interests that are the subject of this action and avoided lapse by filing an adequate and timely Statement of Claim.

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Docket entries:
105/17/2012 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 05/14/2012
205/17/2012 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 05/14/2012
305/17/2012 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John
406/13/2012 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 06/12/2012 (ENTRY NOS.1-89)
506/28/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
606/28/2012 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 08/12/2012
708/14/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
808/14/2012 E-FILED MOTION
908/14/2012 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/12/2012
1009/11/2012 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 4/29/09 & 11/1-2/11 & C.O.S.
1109/11/2012 DISK - TRA 4/29/09 & 11/1-2/11 (e-mailed)
1210/15/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1310/15/2012 E-FILED MOTION
1410/15/2012 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 11/21/2012
1511/16/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF
1611/16/2012 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1711/16/2012 DISK (CD)
1812/05/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
1912/05/2012 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT. Granted: 01/15/2013
2001/15/2013 In the Appellee's Brief the Appellee requested to be awarded double costs and attorney fees
2101/15/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF
2201/15/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
2301/17/2013 Received $25 surchage for AEB (receipt #21661)
2401/22/2013 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
2501/24/2013 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
2601/24/2013 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Schmalenberger, Allan L.
2702/19/2013 APPEARANCES: Elizabeth L. Pendlay/H. Malcolm Pippin
2802/19/2013 ARGUED: Pendlay/Pippin
2902/19/2013 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3004/08/2013 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3104/08/2013 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
3204/08/2013 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellees
3304/08/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
3404/30/2013 MANDATE
3505/07/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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