Estate of Brandt

Docket No. 20180160
Oral Argument: Friday, December 21, 2018 10:45 AM

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Estate of Ann Biel Brandt, Deceased
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Kathleen Bouchard, as personal representative
of the Estate of Ann Biel Brandt, Petitioner and Appellee
and
Kathleen Bouchard, in her individual capacity
as an interested person Petitioner
v.
Thomas Biel and Marilyn Knudson, Respondents and Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : PROBATE - WILLS - TRUSTS
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-PR-00190
Northwest Judicial District, Divide County
Joshua B. Rustad
2019 ND 87924 N.W.2d 762

Highlight

A personal representative is not precluded from filing petitions as an interested person in the supervised administration of an estate while simultaneously performing fiduciary duties to distribute property according to a will and the best interests of an estate.

A probate court has jurisdiction to determine title to property alleged to belong to an estate and the value of that property.

Petitions and accompanying documents filed with the probate court are deemed to include an oath or affirmation of truthfulness.

An appellate court reviews a final report and accounting allocating estate assets under an abuse-of-discretion standard.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/24/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF W/ ADDENDUM View
11/12/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View
12/03/2018 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Andrew D Smith - 07835
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Kirsten Tuntland - 07214
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Patrick W Durick - 03141
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Benjamin Ward Keup - 07013
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Robert Glynn Manly - 05500

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 04/24/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 04/24/2018
2 04/24/2018 MOTION FOR STAY
3 04/24/2018 E-FILED MOTION
4 04/24/2018 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
5 04/24/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 05/04/2018
6 04/25/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
7 04/25/2018 Notice served on Patrick W. Durick, Benjamin W. Keup, Kirsten Tuntland & Robert G. Manly
8 05/03/2018 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (stay) - Granted
9 05/09/2018 EXPEDITED MOTION FOR RETURN OF FUNDS
10 05/09/2018 E-FILED MOTION
11 05/10/2018 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
12 05/23/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 22, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 1-369)
13 07/03/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
14 07/03/2018 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 07/13/2018
15 07/05/2018 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 3, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 370 - 372)
16 07/13/2018 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED AUGUST 14, 2015, OCTOBER 17, 2016,
17 07/13/2018 OCTOBER 21, 2016, NOVEMBER 14, 2016, JANUARY 9, 2017, NOVEMBER 3, 2017,
18 07/13/2018 FEBRUARY 26, 2018, & C.O.S.
19 08/14/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
20 08/14/2018 E-FILED MOTION
21 08/15/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 09/05/2018
22 08/29/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
23 08/29/2018 E-FILED MOTION
24 08/29/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 09/24/2018
25 09/10/2018 MOTION to Clarify Due date of Appellant's Brief and Appendix
26 09/10/2018 ACTION BY CLERK (ATB due September 24) - Granted
27 09/18/2018 MOTION FOR Extension of Word Limits (ATB)
28 09/19/2018 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE (granted in part - 2,500 words) - Granted
29 09/24/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF W/ ADDENDUM View
30 09/24/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
31 09/24/2018 APPELLANT APPENDIX
32 09/24/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX
33 09/27/2018 Received $265 e-filing surcharge for ATB & ATA (receipt #26611)
34 10/02/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB & ATA from CSD
35 10/15/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
36 10/15/2018 E-FILED MOTION
37 10/15/2018 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 11/12/2018
38 11/12/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View
39 11/12/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
40 11/13/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
41 11/13/2018 E-FILED MOTION
42 11/14/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 12/11/2018
43 11/14/2018 Rec'd $25 surcharge for AEB (receipt #26723)
44 11/14/2018 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
45 11/15/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
46 11/19/2018 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Benson, Anthony Swain
47 12/03/2018 REPLY BRIEF View
48 12/03/2018 E-FILED BRIEF
49 12/07/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating.
50 12/12/2018 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Benson, Anthony Swain
51 12/13/2018 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
52 12/21/2018 APPEARANCES: Patrick W. Durick, Kirsten Tuntland; Robert G. Manly & Andrew D. Smith
53 12/21/2018 ARGUED: Kirsten Tuntland; Robert G. Manly
54 12/21/2018 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
55 12/26/2018 Kathleen Bouchard waived filing brief in her individaul capacity
56 03/18/2019 DISPOSITION
57 03/18/2019 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Jensen, Jon J. View
58 03/18/2019 Costs taxed in favor of Appellee
59 03/19/2019 Judgment Sent to Parties
60 04/23/2019 MANDATE