Olson, et al. v. Estate of Rustad
- Holly Olson, as personal representative of
the Estate of Heidi Hanna, deceased, as
special conservator of B.H., a
minor, and as guardian of B.H.,
a minor, Plaintiff, Appellant
Estate of Jeremy Rustad, deceased
[Ronald Rustad, Personal Representative], Defendant, Appellee
- Case Type
- CIVIL APPEAL : PERSONAL INJURY
- Appeal From
Case No. 11-C-00043
South Central Judicial District, McLean County
A wrongful death action accrues at the time of the death of the party injured while a survival action accrues at the time the deceased was first injured.
A wrongful death action and a survival action which sound in tort are claims subject to the nonclaim provisions of the Probate Code.
A personal representative need not give actual notice by mail of the notice to creditors to those with mere conjectural claims.
The Probate Code nonclaim statute does not divest a court of jurisdiction over untimely filed claims.
A nonclaim statute, by definition, is a law that sets a time limit for creditors to bring claims against a decedent's estate, and unlike a statute of limitations, a nonclaim statute is usually not subject to tolling and is not waivable.
The nonclaim statute under the Probate Code cannot be tolled during a person's minority.
Interpretation of an insurance contract is a question of law fully reviewable on appeal, and the Supreme Court independently examines and construes the insurance contract to determine coverage.
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|Seq. #||Filing Date||Description||Attachment|
|1||08/08/2012||NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/07/2012|
|2||08/08/2012||ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 08/07/2012|
|3||08/08/2012||ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.|
|4||08/13/2012||NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL FILED IN TRIAL COURT 8/10/2012|
|5||09/07/2012||ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 9/6/2012 (ENTRY NOS.1-73)|
|6||09/20/2012||TRANSCRIPT DATED 10/17/11 & C.O.S.|
|7||09/20/2012||DISK- Transcript dated 10/17/11 (e-mailed)|
|8||10/30/2012||APPELLANT BRIEF & Addendum||View|
|10||11/05/2012||Corrected covers for ATB & ATA & corrected pages 1, 2, 15, 16, 17, & 19 for ATB|
|11||11/05/2012||DISK - atb (e-mailed)|
|12||11/27/2012||MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF|
|13||11/27/2012||ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 12/10/2012|
|16||12/10/2012||DISK - aeb (cd-Rom)|
|17||12/18/2012||MOTION FOR Extension of Word Limits for Appellant's Reply Brief|
|18||12/18/2012||ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (granted in part -- 500 words) - Granted|
|21||01/24/2013||SITTING WITH THE COURT : McClintock, Jr., John C.|
|22||01/24/2013||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|23||02/28/2013||APPEARANCES: David D. Schweigert; Tyler J. Siewert; Zachary E. Pelham|
|24||02/28/2013||ARGUED: Tyler J. Siewert; Zachary E. Pelham|
|25||02/28/2013||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|27||05/20/2013||UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.||View|
|28||05/20/2013||By Order of the Court costs to neither party|
|29||05/23/2013||Judgment Sent to Parties|
|31||07/02/2013||RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|