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Olson, et al. v. Estate of Rustad

Docket No. 20120318
Oral Argument: Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
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
and Cross-Appellee
v.
Estate of Jeremy Rustad, deceased
[Ronald Rustad, Personal Representative], Defendant, Appellee
and Cross-Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : PERSONAL INJURY
Appeal From
Case No. 11-C-00043
South Central Judicial District, McLean County
Gail Hagerty
2013 ND 83831 N.W.2d 369
Oral Argument 2/28/2013

Highlight

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.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/30/2012 APPELLANT BRIEF & Addendum View
12/10/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF View
12/27/2012 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Zachary Evan Pelham - 05904
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE David Del Schweigert - 05123
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Tyler Johnson Siewert - 06910
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Patrick W Durick - 03141

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

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
9 10/30/2012 APPELLANT APPENDIX
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
14 12/10/2012 APPELLEE BRIEF View
15 12/10/2012 APPELLEE APPENDIX
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
19 12/27/2012 REPLY BRIEF View
20 12/27/2012 DISK-ryb (CD-ROM)
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
26 05/20/2013 DISPOSITION
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
30 06/28/2013 MANDATE
31 07/02/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE