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Nichols, et al. v. Goughnour, et al.

Docket No. 20110336
Oral Argument: Monday, April 23, 2012 10:00am

Docket Info

Title
Richard J. Nichols as Trustee of the Richard
Nichols Mineral Trust Agreement dated
May 28, 2009; Robby J. Nichols and
Jacalyn Nichols; Kim Vachal as Trustee of
the Ron and Sue Nichols Family Mineral
Trust; JD Nichols LLLP; Randal B. And
Bonnie L. Nichols Family LLP, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
James M. Goughnour, Individually and as
Personal Representative of the Estate of
Eunice Goughnour; LaDonna Edwards;
Margo Wenzel and James Wenzel; Penny
Edwards; Judy Nichols; Susan Trana; Mark
Nichols; Serena Nichols; Darron Nichols;
Earl R. Hauge and Ann M. Hauge; Rita
Wagner, Wallace J. Wagner, Rudolph M.
Maurer and Karlyn J. Maurer, as Trustees
of the Rudolph M. And Karlyn J. Maurer
Family Mineral Trust; Kathleen Yoder;
Dale Wagner; Melissa Frederick; Nels
Family, LLC; Robert Nichols; Robert E.
Lincoln; Mary L. Lincoln; William F.
Lincoln; Carol Nichols; Valera Marie
Hayes; Alan Roger Sinclair; Elizabeth
McDonald, aka Beth McDonald; Forrest
John Spicher, aka Jon Spicher; Kelly
Fulton; Kathryn Poskevich; Joan Hosler;
Michael Miller; Barbara Linden; Bert
Hague; Mike Nichols; Donnelle E. Nichols;
Darrell Nichols; and all persons unknown,
claiming any estate in or lien or
encumbrance upon the property described
in the Complaint, Defendants and Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 11-C-00028
North Central Judicial District, Mountrail County
Gary H. Lee
2012 ND 178820 N.W.2d 740
Oral Argument 4/23/2012

Highlight

Instruments executed at the same time, by the same parties, in the course of the same transaction, and concerning the same subject matter, may be read and construed together.
Several contracts relating to the same matter between the same parties and made as parts of substantially one transaction may be taken together for purposes of construction but may not be united into a single contract.
When a grantor overconveys mineral interests to a third party so a grant and a reservation cannot be given effect, the risk of title loss is on the grantor.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/26/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/27/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF & Addendum View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Richard P. Olson - 03183
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Bruce A. Selinger - 04368
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Andrew Timothy Forward - 06348
APPELLANT PRO SE James M. Goughnour

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Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 11/21/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 11/21/2011
2 12/14/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
3 12/14/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT) - Granted : 01/31/2012
4 12/22/2011 ELECTRONIC RECORD ON APPEAL dated 12-21-11 (entry nos. 1-43).
5 01/26/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF View
6 01/26/2012 APPELLANT APPENDIX
7 01/26/2012 DISK-ATB (E-MAILED)
8 02/02/2012 DISK-ATB (CORRECTED, INCLUDED ISSUES) E-MAILED
9 02/03/2012 RECEIVED 8 COPIES OF ISSUES PAGE FOR ATB.
10 02/03/2012 Received Affidavit of Service of Issues page for ATB.
11 02/27/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF & Addendum View
12 02/27/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
13 02/28/2012 Received $25 surcharge (Receipt #20893)
14 03/01/2012 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
15 03/19/2012 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
16 04/23/2012 APPEARANCES: Bruce A. Selinger/Richard P. Olson & Andrew T. Forward
17 04/23/2012 ARGUED: Selinger/Forward
18 08/30/2012 DISPOSITION
19 08/30/2012 SPLIT OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
20 08/30/2012 Concurring in the result : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
21 08/30/2012 Concur/Join : Crothers, Daniel John
22 08/30/2012 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
23 08/31/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
24 09/12/2012 PETITION FOR REHEARING View
25 09/12/2012 DISK - PER (e-mailed)
26 09/14/2012 Received one additional copy of the Petition for Rehearing
27 09/25/2012 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
28 10/12/2012 MANDATE
29 08/10/2021 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed