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Capps, et al. v. Weflen, et al.

Docket No. 20140110
Oral Argument: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:30am

Docket Info

Title
Patricia R. Capps, f/k/a Patricia Anderson,
Terrel A. Anderson, a/k/a Terral Anderson, Plaintiffs, Appellants
and Cross-Appellees
and
The Estate of Ruth A. Nelson, Deceased, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Colleen L. Weflen, a/k/a Colleen Weflen,
a single woman, Marleen Weflen, f/k/a
Marleen W. Tiedt, Sharon Kruse, a/k/a
Sharon O. Kruse,f/k/a Sharon Weflen,
a married woman dealing in her sole
and separate property, Catherine Harris,
f/k/a Cathy Gunderson, a single woman,
Norris Weflen, a/k/a Norris L. Weflen,
a single man, Windsor Bakken, LLC, a Delaware
Limited Liability Company, Defendants, Appellees
and Cross-Appellants
and
John H. Holt Oil Properties, Inc.,
Atomic Oil & Gas, a Colorado Limited
Liability Company, Defendants
and
Gulfport Energy Corporation,
EOG Resources, Inc., Whiting Oil and
Gas Corporation Defendants, Appellees
and Cross-Appellants
and
Cade Oil and Gas, LLC,
Gerald C. Wools, Penny Brinks, Michael Lee,
Gwen Hassan, and Melissa Kellor, Defendants
----------------------------
Penny Brinks, Michael Lee,
Gwen Hassan, and Melissa Kellor, Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 10-C-00009
North Central Judicial District, Mountrail County
David W. Nelson
2014 ND 201855 N.W.2d 637
Oral Argument 9/10/2014

Highlight

Under the abandoned mineral statutes, a surface owner is required to conduct a reasonable inquiry only if the mineral owner's address does not appear of record, even if the surface owner knows the mineral owner whose address appears of record is deceased.
The notice provisions of the abandoned mineral statutes are constitutional under the due process clause.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/06/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF View
06/13/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF AND ADDENDUM (PDF) (Wheflen) View
06/13/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) Whiting Oil & Gas View
06/13/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM (EOG RESOURCES, INC.) View
06/16/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (HASSAN, BRINK, LEE & KELLOR) (PDF) View
06/16/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (Windsor Bakken, LLC and Gulfport Energy Corporation) (PDF) View
07/03/2014 REPLY BRIEF View
07/16/2014 REPLY BRIEF and ADDENDUM (Appellees and Cross-Appellants Weflen) PDF View
07/17/2014 REPLY BRIEF (Appellees and Cross-Appellants Windsor Bakken & Gulfport Energy Corp.) PDF View
07/21/2014 REPLY BRIEF (EOG Resources) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Zachary Evan Pelham - 05904
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Monte Lane Rogneby - 05029
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Amy Lynn De Kok - 06973
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Benjamin Ward Keup - 07013
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Andrew Timothy Forward - 06348
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE David J. Smith - 06610
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Jonathan Forster - 07398
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Tyler John Malm - 07575
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Wanda L Fischer - 05128
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Patrick W Durick - 03141
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Richard P Olson - 03183
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/31/2014 NOTICE OF APPEAL (Patricia Capps and Terral Anderson) : 03/27/2014
2 03/31/2014 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Windsor Bakken, LLC, and Gulfport Energy Corporation)
3 03/31/2014 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (EOG Resources)
4 03/31/2014 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (collectively "the Weflens")
5 04/09/2014 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation)
6 04/16/2014 Letter sent to Gerald Wools was returned due to no mail receptacle
7 04/16/2014 Due to no forwarding address for Gerald Wools, he will no longer be copied on correspondence
8 04/28/2014 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED April 25, 2014 (ENTRY NOS. 1 - 99; 103 - 105; 107 - 189; 192 - 357) )
9 05/01/2014 Notice of constitutional challenge to N.D.C.C. Ch. 38-18.1 notice requirements
10 05/06/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 05/06/2014 APPELLANT APPENDIX
12 05/06/2014 DISK - ATB
13 06/04/2014 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
14 06/04/2014 E-FILED MOTION
15 06/05/2014 ACTION BY CLERK (applicable to all Appellees and Appellees-Cross-Appellants) - Granted : 06/15/2014
16 06/13/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF AND ADDENDUM (PDF) (Wheflen) View
17 06/13/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF) (Wheflen)
18 06/13/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) Whiting Oil & Gas View
19 06/13/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF) Whiting Oil & Gas
20 06/13/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM (EOG RESOURCES, INC.) View
21 06/13/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (EOG RESOURCES, INC.)
22 06/13/2014 APPELLEE APPENDIX (EOG RESOURCES, INC.)
23 06/13/2014 E-FILED APPENDIX (EOG RESOURCES, INC.)
24 06/16/2014 RECEIVED $25 E-FILING SURCHARGE FOR AEB & AEA (EOG RESOURCES, INC.) (RECEIPT #22842)
25 06/16/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (HASSAN, BRINK, LEE & KELLOR) (PDF) View
26 06/16/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (HASSAN, BRINK, LEE & KELLOR) PDF
27 06/16/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (Windsor Bakken, LLC and Gulfport Energy Corporation) (PDF) View
28 06/16/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (Windsor Bakken, LLC and Gulfport Energy Corporation) (PDF)
29 06/17/2014 RECEIVED $25 E-FILING SURCHARGE FOR AEB (HASSAN, BRINK, LEE & KELLOR) (RECEIPT #22852)
30 06/17/2014 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Windsor Bakken, LLC and Gulfport Energy Corp)(Rec. #22851)
31 06/19/2014 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Receipt #22844) (Wheflen)
32 06/19/2014 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
33 06/19/2014 MOTION FOR Extension of Word Limit for Reply Brief of Appellants/Cross-Appellees
34 06/19/2014 E-FILED MOTION
35 06/19/2014 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (see Motion for Extension of Word Limit)
36 06/19/2014 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Receipt #22845) (Whiting Oil)
37 06/20/2014 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (maximum of 4,000 words granted for Appellants/Cross-Appellees' brief) - Granted
38 06/20/2014 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/03/2014
39 06/20/2014 Receieved 7 copies of AEB (Wheflen) from Central Duplicating
40 06/20/2014 Receieved 7 copies of AEB (Whiting Oil & Gas) from Central Duplicating
41 06/23/2014 Received 7 copies of AEB (EOG) from Central Duplicating
42 06/23/2014 Received 6 copies of AEA (EOG) from Central Duplicating
43 06/23/2014 RECEIVED 7 COPIES OF AEB (HASSAN, BRINK, LEE & KELLOR) FROM CENTRAL DUPLICATING
44 06/23/2014 Received 7 copies of AEB (Windsor Bakken, LLC and Gulfport Energy Corp) from Central Duplicating
45 07/03/2014 REPLY BRIEF View
46 07/03/2014 DISK (RYB)
47 07/16/2014 REPLY BRIEF and ADDENDUM (Appellees and Cross-Appellants Weflen) PDF View
48 07/16/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (pdf)
49 07/17/2014 REPLY BRIEF (Appellees and Cross-Appellants Windsor Bakken & Gulfport Energy Corp.) PDF View
50 07/17/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (pdf)
51 07/21/2014 REPLY BRIEF (EOG Resources) View
52 07/21/2014 E-FILED BRIEF
53 07/24/2014 received 7 copies of RYB (Weflen) from CSD
54 07/25/2014 received 7 copies of RYB (Windsor Bakken) from CSD
55 07/21/2014 received 7 copies of RYB (EOG Resources) from CSD
56 08/11/2014 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
57 08/15/2014 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Graff, Benny A.
58 09/10/2014 APPEARANCES: Zachary Pelham; Amy DeKok, Richard Olson, David Smith, Monty Rogneby
59 09/10/2014 ARGUED: Zachary Pelham; Amy DeKok, David Smith
60 09/10/2014 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
61 10/31/2014 DISPOSITION
62 10/31/2014 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
63 10/31/2014 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellees and Cross-Appellants
64 11/03/2014 Judgment Sent to Parties
65 11/13/2014 MOTION FOR Stay of Mandate
66 11/13/2014 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 12/21/2014
67 12/17/2014 MOTION FOR Extension on Stay of Mandate
68 12/17/2014 E-FILED MOTION
69 12/17/2014 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 01/04/2015
70 01/05/2015 Elect copy of Pet for Writ of Cert from Z. Pelham, counsel for Capps, et al. to U.S. Supreme Court
71 01/07/2015 Copies of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court
72 01/15/2015 Notice of filing Petition for Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court
73 03/25/2015 Letter from U.S. Supreme Court, Denying Petition for Writ of Certiorari
74 03/27/2015 MANDATE