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Valentina Williston, LLC v. Gadeco, LLC

Docket No. 20150180
Oral Argument: Monday, December 7, 2015 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Valentina Williston, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Gadeco, LLC, Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CV-00597
Northwest Judicial District, Williams County
David W. Nelson
2016 ND 84878 N.W.2d 397
Oral Argument 12/7/2015

Highlight

When an oil and gas lease does not provide how the parties may modify its terms, the parties may alter the lease by a contract in writing, or by an executed oral agreement, and not otherwise.
For the doctrine of promissory estoppel to apply, a party must establish a promise which the promisor should reasonably expect will cause the promisee to change his position, a substantial change of the promisee's position through action or forbearance, justifiable reliance on the promise, and injustice which can be avoided only by enforcing the promise.
The doctrine of promissory estoppel is inapplicable when there is no promise or agreement between the parties.
The promise must be clear, definite, and unambiguous as to essential terms before the doctrine of promissory estoppel may be invoked to enforce an agreement.
A promise is too indefinite for reasonable enforcement when a party retains the right to determine the extent of his performance.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/24/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
10/23/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Charles L Neff - 04023
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Monte Lane Rogneby - 05029
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Diane Marie Wehrman - 06421

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 06/16/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 06/16/2015
2 06/17/2015 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 06/19/2015
3 06/18/2015 Received filing fee
4 06/18/2015 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
5 06/18/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
6 06/18/2015 Notice Served on Charles L. Neff & Monte L. Rogneby
7 07/13/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 13, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 1-87)
8 08/17/2015 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 10, 2014 & C.O.S.
9 08/18/2015 1ST SUPPLEMENTAL ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 17, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 88-89)
10 09/24/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
11 09/24/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
12 09/24/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
13 09/24/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
14 09/28/2015 Received $25 ATB e-filing surcharge & $19 ATA surcharge (Receipt # 23848 & 23847)
15 10/06/2015 Received 7 copies of the ATB from Central Duplicating
16 10/06/2015 Received 6 copies of the ATA from Central Duplicating
17 10/07/2015 Received legible copies of pages 36 & 37 for the Appellant's Appendix
18 10/23/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
19 10/23/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
20 10/23/2015 APPELLEE APPENDIX
21 10/23/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
22 11/02/2015 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #24067)
23 11/02/2015 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
24 11/02/2015 Received 6 copies of AEA from Central Duplicating
25 11/18/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
26 11/20/2015 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Maring, Mary Muehlen
27 12/07/2015 2nd ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED DECEMBER 7, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 90-94)
28 12/07/2015 APPEARANCES: Charles L. Neff; Monte L. Rogneby; Diane M. Wehrman
29 12/07/2015 ARGUED: Charles L. Neff; Diane M. Wehrman
30 12/07/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
31 04/21/2016 DISPOSITION
32 04/21/2016 UNANIMOUS OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
33 04/21/2016 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
34 04/21/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties
35 05/16/2016 MANDATE