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Great Plains Royalty Corp. v. Earl Schwartz Co., et al.

Docket No. 20200133
Oral Argument: Waived

Docket Info

Title
Great Plains Royalty Corporation,
a North Dakota Corporation, Plaintiff, Appellee,
and Cross-Appellant
v.
Earl Schwartz Company, a North Dakota
partnership, Basin Minerals, LLC, a North
Dakota limited liability company, and
Kay Schwartz York, Kathy Schwartz Mau, and
Kara Schwartz Johnson, as the Co-Personal
Representative of the Estate of
Earl N. Schwartz, SunBehm Gas, Inc., a
North Dakota corporation, Defendants, Appellants,
and Cross-Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 2016-CV-00530
Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Daniel Saleh El-Dweek
2021 ND 62958 N.W.2d 128

Highlight

Standing is the concept used to determine whether a party is sufficiently affected to ensure a justiciable controversy exists.

The law of the case doctrine precludes parties from relitigating issues resolved in a prior appeal or issues that would have been resolved had they been properly presented.

Collateral estoppel, or issue preclusion, forecloses relitigation of issues that were decided in a prior action or by necessary implication must have been litigated and decided.

When the district court’s rationale is unclear, remand is appropriate.

Slander of title requires evidence that the defendant acted with malice.

Conversion and unjust enrichment are distinct causes of action.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/14/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (Earl Schwartz Co., et al) View
12/16/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View
01/06/2021 REPLY BRIEF (Earl Schwartz Co., et al.) View
01/06/2021 REPLY BRIEF (SunBehm Gas, Inc.) View
01/20/2021 REPLY BRIEF ( Great Plains Royalty Corporation) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Spencer Douglas Ptacek - 08295
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jon Bogner - 03468
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE James J Coles - 03381
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jordan Lee Selinger - 08454

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 05/05/2020 NOTICE OF APPEAL (SunBehm Gas, Inc.) : 05/05/2020
2 05/06/2020 Received $125 filing fee
3 05/06/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 05/06/2020 Notice served on Jon Bogner, Jordan L. Selinger, James J. Coles, Lawrence Bender &Spencer D. Ptacek
5 05/15/2020 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
6 05/18/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF CROSS APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
7 05/18/2020 Notice Served on Jon Bogner & Jordan L. Selinger, Daniel H. Oster & James J. Coles and
8 05/18/2020 Lawrence Bender & Spencer D. Ptacek
9 05/18/2020 SECOND NOTICE OF APPEAL (Earl Schwartz Company, et al.)
10 05/21/2020 NOT. OF FILING SECOND NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV. (Earl Schwartz Company, et al.)
11 05/21/2020 Notice served on Jon Bogner, Jordan L. Selinger, Lawrence Bender, Spencer D. Ptacek,
12 05/21/2020 Daniel H. Oster & James J. Coles
13 06/10/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (SunBehm)
14 06/10/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/06/2020
15 06/11/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF ("SCHWARTZ DEFENDANTS")
16 06/14/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/06/2020
17 06/15/2020 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 11, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1-311)
18 06/17/2020 ORDER OF REMAND
19 06/17/2020 Briefing Schedule Stayed
20 09/14/2020 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 312-314)
21 09/14/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte due to remand)
22 09/14/2020 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte due to remand) - Granted : 10/14/2020
23 10/07/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (SunBehm Gas, Inc.) View
24 10/07/2020 APPELLANT APPENDIX (SunBehm Gas, Inc.)
25 10/08/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB
26 10/09/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB & 4 copies of ATA from CSD
27 10/14/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (Earl Schwartz Co., et al) View
28 10/14/2020 APPELLANT APPENDIX (Earl Schwartz Co., et al)
29 10/16/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB & ATA (Earl Schwartz Co., et al) (page numbering)
30 10/21/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB & 4 copies of ATA from CSD
31 10/21/2020 Rec'd $112.00 (over page limit) (receipt #26745)
32 11/06/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
33 11/09/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 12/23/2020
34 12/16/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View
35 12/16/2020 APPELLEE APPENDIX
36 12/17/2020 ORAL ARGUMENT WAIVED - NO REQUESTS FOR ORAL ARGUMENT
37 12/17/2020 MOTION TO WAIVE APPENDIX PAGINATION REQUIREMENT
38 12/18/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
39 12/21/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEA
40 12/21/2020 Rec'd $466 e-filing surcharge for AEA (receipt #27891)
41 12/23/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB & 4 copies of AEA from CSD
42 12/30/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
43 12/30/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 01/06/2021
44 01/06/2021 REPLY BRIEF (Earl Schwartz Co., et al.) View
45 01/06/2021 REPLY BRIEF (SunBehm Gas, Inc.) View
46 01/10/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of RYB (SunBehm Gas, Inc.) back from CD
47 01/10/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of RYB (Earl Schwartz Co., et al.) back from CD
48 01/20/2021 REPLY BRIEF ( Great Plains Royalty Corporation) View
49 01/21/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of RYB (Great Plains Royalty Corp.)
50 01/21/2021 APPEARANCES: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(a)(1)(c)
51 01/21/2021 ARGUED: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(a)(1)(c)
52 04/05/2021 DISPOSITION ( REVERSED IN PART AND REMANDED)
53 04/05/2021 UNANIMOUS OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
54 04/05/2021 By order of the Court neither party have and recover costs and disbursements in this appeal.
55 04/05/2021 Judgment
56 04/27/2021 MANDATE