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City of Harwood, et al. v. The City of Reiles Acres,et al.

Docket No. 20140089
Oral Argument: Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00am

Docket Info

Title
The City of Harwood, a
political subdivision of
the State of North Dakota,
and Lake Shure Estates, Inc.,
a North Dakota nonprofit
corporation, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
The City of Reiles Acres, a
political subdivision of the
State of North Dakota, Dr. Ron
Knutson, and all other persons
unknown claiming any interest
or estate in, or lien or
encumbrance upon, the property
described in the Complaint, Defendants
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The City of Reiles Acres, a
political subdivision of the
State of North Dakota, Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2011-CV-02313
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Steven L. Marquart
2015 ND 33859 N.W.2d 13
Oral Argument 9/29/2014

Highlight

A district court has subject matter jurisdiction to construe a contract in a declaratory judgment action and to consider partition claims.
A contractual obligation may be discharged for frustration of purpose when after a contract is executed, a party's principal purpose is substantially frustrated without fault by the occurrence of an event the non-occurrence of which was a basic assumption on which the contract was made.
Partition is a matter of right between cotenants, and a district court has wide discretion in partition actions to equitably divide property or proceeds between the parties.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
04/21/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF View
05/21/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
06/06/2014 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Andrew Davis Cook - 06278
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jonathan T Garaas - 03080
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Robert Garold Hoy - 03527

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/12/2014
2 04/10/2014 TRANSCRIPT DATED June 24, 2013 & C.O.S.
3 04/10/2014 DISK-Transcript dated (6/24/13) (e-mailed)
4 04/16/2014 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED April 15, 2014 (ENTRY NOS.1-49 & 51-102) Deleted Index #50
5 04/21/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF View
6 04/21/2014 APPELLANT APPENDIX
7 04/21/2014 DISK (ATB) (e-mailed)
8 05/21/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
9 05/21/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
10 05/21/2014 APPELLEE APPENDIX
11 05/21/2014 E-FILED APPENDIX
12 05/23/2014 Rec'd the $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #22804)
13 05/28/2014 Rec'd the non-substantive corrections to AEB & AEA (Title Page)
14 06/02/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of aeb and 6 copies of aea from Central Duplicating
15 06/06/2014 REPLY BRIEF View
16 06/06/2014 DISK (RYB) (CD-ROM)
17 08/11/2014 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
18 09/29/2014 APPEARANCES: Jonathan Garaas/Andrew Cook
19 09/29/2014 ARGUED: Garaas/Cook
20 09/29/2014 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
21 02/12/2015 DISPOSITION
22 02/12/2015 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
23 02/12/2015 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
24 02/25/2015 PETITION FOR REHEARING View
25 02/25/2015 DISK (PER)
26 03/24/2015 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (petition for rehearing) - Denied
27 04/08/2015 MANDATE
28 04/15/2015 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE