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Estate of Paulson

Docket No. 20110154
Oral Argument: Thursday, November 3, 2011 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Estate of
Lee S. Paulson, Deceased
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Carmen Paulson, Michael Paulson,
Kim Paulson, Charlene
Johnson, and Lynn Paulson, Appellants
v.
Robyn Risovi, Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : PROBATE - WILLS - TRUSTS
Appeal From
Case No. 09-P-00016
Northeast Judicial District, Benson County
Donovan John Foughty
2012 ND 40812 N.W.2d 476
Oral Argument 11/3/2011

Highlight

Conditions in a will are disfavored, and no presumptions will be made to create a condition.
A devise will not fail simply because a testator describes a relationship with a devisee that does not exist.
If a will is unambiguous, the testator's intent must be determined from the four corners of the will itself and not from extrinsic evidence.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
08/05/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) PDF View
09/02/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) PDF View
09/21/2011 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Sara Kaye Sorenson - 05826
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE David S Maring - 03175

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 05/23/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/23/2011
2 05/23/2011 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 05/23/2011
3 05/23/2011 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Maring, Mary Muehlen
4 05/23/2011 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
5 06/23/2011 Electronic RECORD ON APPEAL (entry nos. 1 - 174)
6 06/29/2011 TRANSCRIPT DATED 7-1-10 & C.O.S.
7 08/05/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) PDF View
8 08/05/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB) PDF
9 08/05/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
10 08/05/2011 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
11 08/08/2011 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (Receipt #20601).
12 08/09/2011 Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating.
13 08/09/2011 Recevied 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating.
14 09/02/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) PDF View
15 09/02/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB) PDF
16 09/06/2011 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Receipt #20649).
17 09/09/2011 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating.
18 09/21/2011 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed) View
19 09/21/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
20 09/23/2011 Rec'd 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating.
21 10/05/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
22 10/07/2011 MOTION TO STRIKE
23 10/07/2011 E-FILED MOTION
24 10/19/2011 SITTING WITH THE COURT : McCullough, Steven E.
25 10/19/2011 SITTING WITH THE COURT : McLees, William W.
26 10/24/2011 Response Filed to Motion to Strike
27 10/26/2011 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (Dale Wetzel from Associated Press) approved
28 10/26/2011 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Motion to Strike) - Denied
29 10/26/2011 Order Sent to Parties
30 11/03/2011 APPEARANCES: David S. Maring; Sara K. Sorenson
31 11/03/2011 ARGUED: David S. Maring; Sara K. Sorenson
32 11/03/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
33 02/21/2012 DISPOSITION
34 02/21/2012 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
35 02/21/2012 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
36 02/22/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
37 03/01/2012 PETITION FOR REHEARING View
38 03/01/2012 E-FILED Petition for Rehearing
39 03/05/2012 Received 7 copies of PER from CSD
40 03/26/2012 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
41 04/11/2012 MANDATE
42 05/16/2012 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
43 06/30/2021 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed