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Pifer v. McDermott

Docket No. 20130027
Oral Argument: Monday, June 17, 2013 9:00am

Docket Info

Title
Kevin Pifer, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Barbara McDermott, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2010-CV-01940
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Lawrence E. Jahnke
2013 ND 153836 N.W.2d 432
Oral Argument 6/17/2013

Highlight

A person may gift an option to purchase real property.
If no consideration is given for an option, the option may be withdrawn at any time before acceptance.
An option to purchase real property given without consideration is valid and enforceable if the option agreement was unconditionally accepted within the time prescribed therein and no attempt was made to withdraw it before acceptance.
Courts, whether trial or appellate, have no duty to search the record for evidence that might defeat a summary judgment motion.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
04/22/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF View
05/21/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF View
06/04/2013 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Zachary Evan Pelham - 05904
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Meredith Leigh Vukelic - 06544
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Roger James Minch - 03501

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/30/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/25/2013
2 01/30/2013 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 01/25/2013
3 02/08/2013 Motion for Expedited Review of Appeal from Order for Temporary Injunction
4 02/08/2013 E-FILED MOTION
5 02/13/2013 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
6 02/07/2013 AMENDED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT FILED 1/29/2013 IN THE TRIAL COURT
7 02/22/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED February 21, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 1-490)
8 03/05/2013 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED March 4, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 1-485 & 487-491)
9 03/13/2013 TRANSCRIPTS DATED NOVEMBER 13, 2012 AND NOVEMBER 14, 2012 & C.O.S.
10 03/13/2013 DISK-Transcripts dated November 13 & 14, 2012(e-mailed)
11 04/19/2013 Second Notice of Appeal filed in District Court April 19, 2013
12 04/22/2013 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 19, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 1-495) ITEMS NOT SENT 486
13 04/22/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF View
14 04/22/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
15 04/22/2013 APPELLANT APPENDIX
16 04/22/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
17 04/23/2013 AMENDED ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 23, 2013 (ENTRY NOS.1-485 & 487-496)
18 04/23/2013 (ITEMS DELETED 486)
19 04/23/2013 Rec'd $25 surcharge for ATB & ATA (receipt #21816)
20 04/26/2013 Rec'd 7 copies of the ATB & 6 copies of the ATA from Central Duplicating
21 05/16/2013 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
22 05/21/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF View
23 05/21/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
24 05/21/2013 APPELLEE APPENDIX
25 05/21/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
26 05/24/2013 received 7 copies of AEB and 6 copies of ATA from CSD
27 05/24/2013 received $57 surcharge for AEB and Appendix (receipt #21872)
28 06/04/2013 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
29 06/04/2013 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
30 06/06/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of RYB from CSD
31 06/17/2013 APPEARANCES: DeWayne A. Johnston; Jacey L. Johnston; Roger J. Minch
32 06/17/2013 ARGUED: DeWayne A. Johnston; Roger J. Minch
33 06/17/2013 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
34 08/29/2013 DISPOSITION
35 08/29/2013 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
36 08/29/2013 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
37 08/30/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
38 09/06/2013 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing
39 09/06/2013 E-FILED MOTION
40 09/06/2013 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 09/17/2013
41 09/10/2013 MOTION FOR Leave to Withdraw as Counsel of Record
42 09/10/2013 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing (by Appellant, acting pro se)
43 09/11/2013 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (ext. PER) - Granted : 10/14/2013
44 09/11/2013 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (withdraw counsel) - Granted
45 10/08/2013 Corrected Opinion Page (NW Citation change in paragraph No.31, line 9)
46 10/08/2013 Notice of Appearance by Zachary Pelham and Meredith Vukelic as Appellant's counsel
47 10/08/2013 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing
48 10/08/2013 E-FILED MOTION
49 10/09/2013 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 10/28/2013
50 10/09/2013 No further extensions for a Petition for Rehearing are to be granted
51 10/11/2013 2nd ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 10/10/2013 (ENTRY NOS.497-499 )
52 10/28/2013 MOTION FOR ADMISSION JOHN V. SISKOPOULOS PRO HAC VICE
53 10/28/2013 Affidavit of John V. Siskopoulos in Support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
54 10/28/2013 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
55 10/28/2013 PETITION FOR REHEARING View
56 10/28/2013 CD-ROM (hand delivered)
57 11/08/2013 Emergency Motion for an Order to Hold Execution of the Judgment in Abeyance
58 11/08/2013 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE MARING - Granted
59 11/13/2013 RESPONSE to Emergency Motion
60 11/19/2013 REPLY to Response
61 11/21/2013 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
62 11/21/2013 MANDATE
63 11/25/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
64 12/06/2013 MOTION FOR Stay to File Petition to U.S. Supreme Court
65 12/06/2013 NO ACTION TAKEN
66 02/28/2014 Notice of filing Petition for Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court February 21, 2014
67 05/01/2014 LETTER FROM U.S. SUPREME COURT DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI