|Filed June 6, 2002|
Matrix Properties Corporation, Plaintiff and Appellee
JCG Investments, L.L.C.; Anderson and Grettum Investments; R. Allan Rostad; Thomas Richards; and all other persons unknown claiming any estate or interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon, the property described in the Complaint, Defendants
Carol A. Grettum, TAG Investments, and Jonathan T. Garaas, Appellants
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Cynthia Rothe-Seeger, Judge.
Sidney J. Spaeth, Vogel, Weir, Hunke & McCormick, Ltd., P.O. Box 1389, Fargo, N.D. 58107-1389, for plaintiff and appellee.
Jonathan T. Garaas, Garaas Law Firm, DeMores Office Park, 1314 23rd Street South, Fargo, N.D. 58103-3796, for appellants.
Matrix Properties Corp. v. JCG Investments, L.L.C.
[¶1] TAG Investments, Carol Grettum, and Jonathan T. Garaas appeal from a judgment quieting title to certain real property and ordering TAG and Garaas to pay costs and attorneys fees, and from an order denying a motion to alter, amend, or vacate the judgment. We affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(1). We specifically note that under the facts of this case TAG and Grettum have no vendor's lien on the subject real property.
[¶2] We conclude that the appeal is frivolous. We, therefore, order under N.D.R.App.P. 38 and 39 that Matrix is entitled to double costs in the amount of $150 and is entitled to attorney fees in the amount of $5,000, for a total of $5,150 for this appeal.
|[¶3]||Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J.|
Mary Muehlen Maring
William A. Neumann
Dale V. Sandstrom
Donald L. Jorgensen, D.J.
[¶4] The Honorable Donald L. Jorgensen, D.J., sitting in place of Kapsner, J., disqualified.