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Matter of Emelia Hirsch Trust

Docket No. 20130365
Oral Argument: Monday, April 7, 2014 4:00 PM

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Emelia Hirsch, June 9, 1994, Irrevocable Trust
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Timothy Betz Respondent and Appellant
v.
Emelia A. Hirsch, aka
Emelia Hirsch, aka Emilia
Hirsch, Carolyn Twite and
Duane Hirsch, Petitioner and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : PROBATE - WILLS - TRUSTS
Appeal From
Case No. 03-C-02228
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Gail Hagerty
2014 ND 135848 N.W.2d 719

Highlight

A district court has discretion to determine claims are frivolous and order payment of attorney's fees.
An appeal is frivolous if it is flagrantly groundless, devoid of merit, or demonstrates persistence in the course of litigation evidencing bad faith.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/22/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/24/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
03/12/2014 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Sheldon A Smith - 04062
APPELLANT PRO SE Timothy R. Betz

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 11/12/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 11/12/2013
2 11/12/2013 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
3 12/01/2013 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
4 12/01/2013 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 01/21/2014
5 12/11/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED December 10, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 1-258, 260-313, 316-537)
6 12/11/2013 Items not sent: (259, 314 & 315)
7 12/18/2013 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED December 17, 2013 (ENTRY NOS. 1-69, 71-96, 98-137, 139-196) - RspDue
8 12/18/2013 (198-258, 260-313, 316-539)
9 01/22/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10 01/22/2014 APPELLANT APPENDIX
11 01/22/2014 DISK (ATB) (e-mailed)
12 01/28/2014 Rec'd corrected Affidavit of Service
13 01/28/2014 Rec'd corrections to ATA (page number 89a)
14 02/24/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
15 02/24/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
16 02/24/2014 Rec'd $25 e-file surcharge for AEB (receipt#22655)
17 02/27/2014 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEB? (footnote font size)
18 03/03/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
19 03/05/2014 E-MAIL FROM APPELLANT TIMOTHY R. BETZ THAT HE WILL NOT BE APPEARING AT ORAL ARGUMENT
20 03/10/2014 DISK-(RYB) (e-mailed) (PDF)
21 03/12/2014 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
22 03/18/2014 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
23 03/20/2014 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Olson, Everett Nels
24 03/20/2014 Rec'd proof of service for corrected RYB served on opposing counsel (page 5 signature-conclusion)
25 03/27/2014 S.CT. DETERMINED ORAL ARGUMENT NOT NECESSARY
26 04/07/2014 APPEARANCES: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. (e) and (f)
27 04/07/2014 ARGUED: None - waived
28 06/26/2014 DISPOSITION
29 06/26/2014 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
30 06/24/2014 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellees recover fees in the amount of $1,000 plus double costs
31 06/26/2014 Judgment Sent to Parties
32 07/28/2014 MANDATE