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Tank v. Citation Oil & Gas Corp., et al.

Docket No. 20130375
Oral Argument: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
Greggory G. Tank, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Citation Oil & Gas Corp., Citation 2004
Investment Limited Partnership, Northern Oil
and Gas, Inc., Otter Creek, LLC, G.G. Rose, LLC,
Ralph Cuellar and Sylvia Cuellar, DJB Investment
Company, LLC, Kevin P. Doyle, Cyan Brakhage,
Barbara Boaz, Margaret Sumter, Petro-Hunt, L.L.C.,
Pillar Energy, LLC, Sasrana Oil and Gas, Howard
Gray, Linda Goldner, Scot Farber, Paladin, Inc.,
Thomas Family Limited Partnership, BB Management,
LLC, Magic Merlin Engery Investments LLC, Blue
Ridge Energy, LLC, BF Energy, LLC, M Code LLC,
J and J Energy, LLC, Jim Whitehead Oil & Gas LLC,
and other persons/companies "John Doe" whose
interest does not appear of record, Defendants
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Citation Oil & Gas Corp., Citation 2004 Investment
Limited Partnerhsip, Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.,
Otter Creek LLC, G.G. Rose, LLC, Ralph Cuellar
and Sylvia Cuellar, DJB Investment Company, LLC,
Kevin P. Doyle, Cyan Brakhage, Barbara Boaz,
Margaret Sumter, Sasrana Oil and Gas, Howard Gray,
Linda Goldner, Scot Farber, Paladin, Inc., Thomas
Family Limited Partnerhsip, BB Management, LLC,
Magic Merlin Energy Investments, LLC, Blue Ridge
Energy, LLC, BF Energy, LLC, M Code, LLC, J and J
Energy, LLC, and Jim Whitehead Oil & Gas, LLC,
Petro-Hunt, L.L.C. and Pillar Energy, LLC, Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 2011-CV-00154
Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Joshua B. Rustad
2014 ND 123848 N.W.2d 691
Oral Argument 3/12/2014

Highlight

A Pugh clause in an oil and gas lease severs a lease where less than all of the leasehold is included in a single unit and allows the lease to expire on a portion of the leased property if certain conditions are met.
Undeveloped land is is land that does not have a completed well capable of producing oil or gas in paying quantities.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/31/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) (Petro Hunt & Pillar Energy) View
12/31/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF and ADDENDUM (Citation Oil & Gas) View
02/14/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM (PDF) View
03/03/2014 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Amy Lynn De Kok - 06973
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jillian Rene Rupnow - 06937
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE John W Morrison - 03502
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Ariston Edward Johnson - 06366
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Jonathan Forster - 07398
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Dennis Edward Johnson - 03671

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 11/15/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 11/08/2013
2 11/18/2013 2nd Notice of Appeal filed by Amy De Kok in the trial ct on 10/29/2013
3 11/21/2013 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte)
4 11/21/2013 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 12/31/2013
5 12/11/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED December 10, 2013 (ENTRY NOS.1-79 & 81-153) Item not sent: (80)
6 12/31/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) (Petro Hunt & Pillar Energy) View
7 12/31/2013 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
8 12/31/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF and ADDENDUM (Citation Oil & Gas) View
9 12/31/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
10 12/31/2013 APPELLANT APPENDIX (Citation Oil & Gas)
11 12/31/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
12 12/31/2013 Rec'd the $25 e-file surcharge for ATB & $163 for Appendix (over page limit) (receipt #22549)
13 01/03/2014 Rec'd the $25 e-file surcharge for ATB (receipt #22557) (Petro-Hunt and Pillar Energy)
14 01/02/2014 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
15 01/02/2014 E-FILED MOTION
16 01/03/2014 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 02/14/2014
17 01/06/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB (Citation Oil & Gas) & 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
18 01/06/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB (Petro-Hunt and Pillar Energy) from Central Duplicating
19 02/14/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM (PDF) View
20 02/14/2014 E-FILED BRIEF & ADDENDUM (PDF)
21 02/14/2014 APPELLEE APPENDIX
22 02/14/2014 E-FILED APPENDIX
23 02/18/2014 Rec'd the $25 e-file surcharge for the AEB (receipt #22645)
24 02/18/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of AEB & 6 copies of AXA from Central Duplicating
25 02/18/2014 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
26 03/03/2014 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
27 03/03/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
28 03/04/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
29 03/12/2014 APPEARANCES: Jillian Rupnow and Amy DeKok/Ariston Johnson and Dennis Johnson
30 03/12/2014 ARGUED: Rupnow/Ariston Johnson
31 03/12/2014 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
32 06/24/2014 DISPOSITION
33 06/24/2014 SPLIT OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
34 06/24/2014 DISSENT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
35 06/24/2014 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
36 06/25/2014 Judgment Sent to Parties
37 07/08/2014 PETITION FOR REHEARING AND ADDENDUM View
38 07/08/2014 E-FILED BRIEF
39 07/10/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of PER from Central Duplicating
40 07/17/2014 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
41 07/29/2014 MANDATE
42 02/11/2022 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed