Rolla v. Tank

20130035 Debbora Rolla, Personal
Representative of the
Estate of George Tank,
deceased, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Greggory G. Tank and all
other persons unknown
claiming any estate or
interest in, or lien or
encumbrance upon, the property
described in the Complaint, Defendants
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Greggory G. Tank Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Judge Joshua B. Rustad
Nature of Action: Real Property
Counsel:
Appellant: Harry Malcolm Pippin
Appellee: Bryan Lee Van Grinsven
Appellant: Heather Mae Sporrer
Term: 09/2013   Argument: 09/03/2013  2:45pm
ND cite: 2013 ND 175
NW cite: 837 N.W.2d 907

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the district court erred in holding the December 7, 2007, and March 3, 2008, quit claim deeds (life estate reserved) reserved the mineral interests to George Tank and only conveyed the surface interest in the subject lands to Greggory Tank (with a life estate reserved to the grantor).

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
(1) Did the District Court err when it determined the Deeds executed by George Tank on December 7, 2007 and March 8, 2008 were ambiguous?
(2) If the District Court correctly determined that the Deeds executed by George Tank on December 7, 2007 and March 8, 2008 were ambiguous, was its finding that George Tank intended to reserve mineral interests beyond his own lifetime clearly erroneous?

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Docket entries:
101/31/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/28/2013
201/31/2013 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John
301/31/2013 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
402/05/2013 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 02/01/2013
502/27/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 26, 2013 (ENTRY NOS.1-126)
603/13/2013 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 13, 2013 (ENTRY NOS.1-64, 66-128) #65-DELETED ENTRY
703/07/2013 TRANSCRIPT DATED APRIL 28, 2011 & C.O.S.
803/07/2013 DISK-Transcript dated 4/28/11(e-mailed)
903/25/2013 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1003/25/2013 E-FILED MOTION
1103/26/2013 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 05/16/2013
1205/16/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF)
1305/16/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
1405/16/2013 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1505/16/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
1605/20/2013 Rec'd $25 surcharge for ATB & 2.50 for ATA(receipt #21863)
1705/22/2013 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
1806/17/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)
1906/17/2013 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
2006/18/2013 Rcv'd $25 surcharge for AEB (receipt #21918)
2106/26/2013 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to AEB (TOC reference para #'s)
2206/27/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of AEB from CSD
2307/26/2013 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
2407/31/2013 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hovey, James D.
2508/19/2013 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Neumann, William A.
2609/03/2013 APPEARANCES: H. Malcolm Pippin; Bryan L. Van Grinsven
2709/03/2013 ARGUED:H. Malcolm Pippin; Bryan L. Van Grinsven
2809/03/2013 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2910/02/2013 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3010/02/2013 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
3110/02/2013 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
3210/03/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
3311/06/2013 MANDATE
3411/15/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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