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Horob, et al. v. Zavanna, LLC, et al.

Docket No. 20150203
Oral Argument: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Sandra Horob, Steven Poeckes, Steve Shae,
Mike Shae, and Paul Shae, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Zavanna, LLC, Wiser Oil Company, CSX Oil
Corporation, Petro Hunt, LLC, Atlantic Richfield
Co. assigned to BP American Production
Company, Mid-Continent Energy Investors, LP,
Huntington Natural Resources, Texas Gas
Exploration, Westport Oil & Gas Company,
Empire Drilling Company, Gene McCutchin, John
Klemer, Lamar Hunt, Caroline Hunt Schoelkopf
f/k/a Caroline Hunt Sands, Estate of Loyd B.
Sands, William Herbert Hunt Trust Estate, Farrar
Oil Co., Mary K. Harris, Steven H. Harris Family
Limited Partnership, Forest Oil Corp., A.G.
Golden, Mary S. Golden, Great American Drilling
Partnership-1, Great American Drilling Exploration
Corp., Atropos Exploration Co., Al-Aquitaine, Inc.
f/k/a Aquitaine Oil Corp., Panda Exploration, Inc.,
Adobe Resources Corp., Prince Minerals, Ltd.,
Prince Minerals II, Ltd., Texas Gas Exploration,
Ltd., Western Exploration, Ltd., Mid-Continent
Energy, Inc., Spring Creek Exploration and
Production, LLC, Vintage Oil & Gas, LLC, Sierra
Resources, Inc., Internos, Inc., Pradera Del Notre,
Inc., David D. Peterson, Atropos Exploration, Inc.,
Richie V. Matchette, Split Creek Enterprises, LLC,
Wild Basin Oil & Gas, Onyx Energy, LLC, Cody
Oil and Gas, Mountain View Energy, Crystal BGF,
LP, Anglin Oil, LLC, Pearson Oil & Gas, LLC,
Serenity, LLC, Sundance Energy, Bakken
Caballeros, Rutter Enterprises, Weisser Oil, Eagle
River Ventures, Ulmer Energy, Liberty Resources,
River Bend, Keybridge Resources, LLC, Denbury
Onshore, and Energen Resources Corp. Defendants
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Zavanna, LLC, Petro Hunt, LLC,
Atlantic Richfield Co. assigned to BP American
Production Company, John Klemer,
William Herbert Hunt Trust Estate, Mary K. Harris,
Steven H. Harris Family Limited Partnership,
Spring Creek Exploration and Production, LLC,
Vintage Oil & Gas, LLC, Sierra Resources, Inc.,
Internos, Inc., Pradera Del Notre, Inc.,
Split Creek Enterprises, LLC, Wild Basin Oil & Gas,
Onyx Energy, LLC, Cody Oil and Gas, Mountain View Energy,
Crystal BGF, LP, Anglin Oil, LLC, Pearson Oil & Gas, LLC,
Serenity, LLC, Sundance Energy, Bakken Caballeros,
Rutter Enterprises, Weisser Oil, Eagle River Ventures,
Ulmer Energy, River Bend, Keybridge Resources, LLC,
and Energen Resources Corp. Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CV-00157
Northwest Judicial District, Williams County
Paul W. Jacobson
2016 ND 168883 N.W.2d 855
Oral Argument 1/5/2016

Highlight

When the parties have agreed on a specific period for a temporary cessation of oil or gas production, that clause controls over the common-law doctrine of temporary cessation allowing a reasonable time for resumption of production.
The terms of an oil or gas lease may allow the lease to be pooled with other lands or leases.
Unless provided otherwise, a governmental pooling agreement or order does not divide a lease, and production anywhere on the pooled area is considered production on all leases that may be wholly or partly in the pooled area.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/27/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11/25/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (Petro-Hunt and William Herbert Hunt Trust Estate) View
11/27/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (Zavanna, et al.) (non-substantive correction to brief signed December 1, 2015) View
12/09/2015 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael D. Schoepf - 07076
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Joshua Allen Swanson - 06788
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE John W Morrison - 03502
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Jonathan Forster - 07398
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Nicholas Phillip Laurent - 07877

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/14/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/14/2015
2 07/14/2015 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 07/17/2015
3 07/16/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 07/16/2015 Notice served on J. Swanson, L. Bender, M. Schoepf, M. Barber, J. Morrison Jr., P. Forster,
5 07/16/2015 J. Luellen, Huntington Natural Resources, Atropos Exploration, Adobe Resources, Al-Aquitaine Inc.,
6 07/16/2015 Caroline hunt Schoelkopf, CSX Oil Corp., Empire Drilling, Estate of Loyd B. Sands, Farrar Oil,
7 07/16/2015 Richie Matchette, Gene McCutchin, Mid-Continent Energy Investors, Mid-Continent Energy Inc.,
8 07/16/2015 A.G. Golden, Mary Golden, Great American Drilling Corp., Great American Drilling Partnership,
9 07/16/2015 Panda Exploration, D. Peterson, Prince Minerals II Ltd., Prince Minerals Ltd., Texas Gas,
10 07/16/2015 Western Exploration Ltd., Westport Oil & Gas Company
11 07/16/2015 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
12 07/16/2015 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
13 07/22/2015 Notice of Bankruptcy for Sabine Oil & Gas Corp., f/k/a Forest Oil Corp.
14 07/22/2015 STAY PENDING BANKRUPTCY ---- Forest Oil
15 09/01/2015 Stipulation to Dismiss Sabine Oil & Gas Corp., f/k/a Forest Oil Corp., f/k/a Wiser Oil Co.
16 09/04/2015 Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Paul Forster
17 09/07/2015 Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Josh Swanson
18 09/09/2015 Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Michael Schoepf
19 09/10/2015 Additional Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Paul Forster
20 09/11/2015 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED January 20, 2015 & C.O.S.
21 09/15/2015 Additional Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Josh Swanson
22 09/15/2015 Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Jack Luellen
23 09/15/2015 Additional Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Paul Forster
24 09/15/2015 Additional Response Filed to Stipulation to Stipulation to Dismiss by Michael Schoepf
25 09/17/2015 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
26 09/17/2015 Order Dismissing Sabine Oil & Gas Corp., f/k/a Forest Oil Corp., f/k/a Wiser Oil Co.
27 09/17/2015 Order/Judgment Sent to Parties
28 09/17/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (sua sponte after bankruptcy stay lifted)
29 09/17/2015 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte after bankruptcy stay lifted) - Granted : 10/27/2015
30 09/29/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED September 28, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 1 - 227)
31 10/02/2015 ELEC. 1st SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED October 1, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 228 & 229)
32 10/27/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF View
33 10/27/2015 E-FILED BRIEF
34 10/27/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
35 10/27/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
36 10/27/2015 Received $25 surcharge for ATB and $118 surcharge for ATA (receipt #24061)
37 10/29/2015 Received corrections to ATB (reference to paragraph numbers)
38 11/12/2015 Received proof of service on opposing counsel/unrepresented parties for Appellant's Brief
39 11/12/2015 Received 7 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from CSD
40 11/25/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (Petro-Hunt and William Herbert Hunt Trust Estate) View
41 11/25/2015 E-FILED BRIEF
42 11/25/2015 received $25 surcharge for AEB Petra-Hunt (receipt #24107)
43 11/25/2015 Notice of Appearance of Nicholas Laurent on behalf of Vintage Oil, Mr. Bender remains lead counsel
44 11/30/2015 Received 7 copies of AEB Petra-Hunt from CSD
45 11/27/2015 APPELLEE BRIEF (Zavanna, et al.) (non-substantive correction to brief signed December 1, 2015) View
46 11/27/2015 E-FILED BRIEF
47 11/27/2015 APPELLEE APPENDIX (Zavanna, et al.)
48 11/27/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
49 11/30/2015 received $53 surcharge for AEB and AEA Zavanna (receipt #24110)
50 12/01/2015 Received non-substantive corrections to Appellee Brief (Zavanna, et al.)
51 12/04/2015 Received 7 copies of AEB (Zavanna, et al.) and 6 copies of AEA from CSD
52 12/09/2015 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
53 12/09/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
54 12/14/2015 Received 7 copies of the RYB from Central Duplicating
55 12/18/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
56 12/22/2015 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Graff, Benny A.
57 12/23/2015 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Greenwood, Dann Edward
58 01/05/2016 APPEARANCES: Joshua A. Swanson; Michael D. Schoepf
59 01/05/2016 ARGUED: Joshua A. Swanson; Michael D. Schoepf
60 01/05/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
61 08/23/2016 DISPOSITION
62 08/23/2016 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
63 08/23/2016 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee
64 08/24/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties
65 09/16/2016 MANDATE