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Estate of Grengs

Docket No. 20140220
Oral Argument: Monday, February 2, 2015 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Estate of
Anita K. Grengs, Deceased
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Greg Grengs, Personal Representative, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
David Lakefield, Successor Personal
Representative, Gary Grengs, Karen
Marsland, and Julie Rostad, Respondents
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Karen Marsland and Julie Rostad, Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : PROBATE - WILLS - TRUSTS
Appeal From
Case No. 09-P-00038
Northeast Judicial District, Renville County
Michael G. Sturdevant
2015 ND 152864 N.W.2d 424
Oral Argument 2/2/2015

Highlight

Orders in a supervised probate proceeding are not final and appealable before approval of distribution of the estate and discharge of the personal representative.
A provision of a will is ambiguous if it is susceptible to more than one reasonable interpretation.
Whether an ambiguity exists in a will is a question of law, but resolution of the ambiguity is a finding of fact.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/30/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
12/01/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (Marsland) View
12/01/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (Rostad)(PDF) View
12/29/2014 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Brittany Mary Johs - 07803
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Rebecca S Thiem - 03693
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Sophie Young Morgan - 06592
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Ross H Espeseth - 03880
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Kerry Shannon Rosenquist - 04905

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 06/20/2014 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 06/18/2014
2 06/20/2014 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 06/18/2014
3 06/27/2014 Received $125.00 filing fee
4 07/16/2014 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 15, 2014 (ENTRY NOS.1-489)
5 07/31/2014 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
6 07/31/2014 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 09/16/2014
7 07/31/2014 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 31, 2014 (ENTRY NOS.1-231, 233-490)
8 08/20/2014 ELEC. 1st SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED August 19, 2014 (ENTRY NOS. 1 - 231 and 233 - 495)
9 08/21/2014 Notice of Appearance of Ross Espeseth and Sophie Morgan on behalf of Karen Marsland
10 08/21/2014 Substitution of Counsel filed by Kerry Rosenquist on behalf of Julie Rostad
11 08/29/2014 TRANSCRIPTS DATED JANUARY 24, 2013, MARCH 21, 2013, AND APRIL 30, 2014 & C.O.S.
12 08/29/2014 DISK-Transcripts dated January 24, 2013, March 21, 2013, and April 30, 2014 (e-mailed)
13 08/29/2014 TRANSCRIPTS DATED MARCH 1, 2011 AND FEBRUARY 27, 2012 & C.O.S. (electronic copies only)
14 08/29/2014 DISK-Transcripts dated March 1, 2011 and February 27, 2012 (e-mailed)
15 09/08/2014 Rcv'd C.O.S. from Lori Schlieve and Kathryn Parrill of transcripts on Gary Grengs
16 09/24/2014 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
17 09/24/2014 E-FILED MOTION
18 09/24/2014 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 11/07/2014
19 09/29/2014 2nd ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 (ENTRY NOS.498-513)
20 10/03/2014 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 3, 2014 (ENTRY NOS.496-497)
21 10/30/2014 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
22 10/30/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
23 10/30/2014 APPELLANT APPENDIX
24 10/30/2014 E-FILED APPENDIX
25 10/31/2014 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB and $44.50 for AXA (receipt 23100)
26 11/05/2014 Rec'd non-substantive corrections for ATB (toc/toa paragraph #ing)
27 11/06/2014 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
28 11/07/2014 Rec'd $1.50 for over page limit for ATA (receipt 23261)
29 11/17/2014 4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 14, 2014 (ENTRY NOS. 515-527)
30 11/24/2014 e-mail from Michael McIntee that the estate will not be filing a brief in the appeal
31 12/01/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (Marsland) View
32 12/01/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (Marsland)
33 12/01/2014 APPELLEE BRIEF (Rostad)(PDF) View
34 12/01/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (Rostad)(PDF)
35 12/03/2014 Rcv'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Marsland) (receipt #23308)
36 12/04/2014 Rcv'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Rostad)(receipt #23310)
37 12/04/2014 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
38 12/04/2014 E-FILED MOTION
39 12/08/2014 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 12/29/2014
40 12/09/2014 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to AEB (Marsland) (ND cite,footnote sz, para #s sequ)
41 12/09/2014 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to AEB (Rostad)(para 23 #, title showed appendix)
42 12/09/2014 Rcv'd 7 copies of AEB from CSD (Rostad)
43 12/09/2014 Rcv'd 7 copies of AEB from CSD (Marsland)
44 12/29/2014 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
45 12/29/2014 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
46 12/29/2014 REPLY APPENDIX
47 12/29/2014 E-FILED APPENDIX (RYB) (PDF)
48 12/30/2014 Received 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
49 12/30/2014 Received 6 copies of Reply ATA from Central Duplicating
50 01/12/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
51 01/29/2015 Appellant sent Affidavit of mailing of the RYB to Gary Grengs
52 02/02/2015 APPEARANCES: Rebecca S. Thiem; Kerry S. Rosenquist; Brittany M. Johs; Sophie Morgan
53 02/02/2015 ARGUED: Rebecca S. Thiem; Brittany M. Johs; Sophie Morgan
54 02/02/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
55 02/05/2015 5th ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 4, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 232, 528-530)
56 06/11/2015 DISPOSITION
57 06/11/2015 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
58 06/11/2015 Costs on appeal awarded to no party
59 06/12/2015 Judgment Sent to Parties
60 07/08/2015 MANDATE
61 07/24/2015 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE