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Constellation Development, LLC v. Western Trust Co., et al.

Docket No. 20150319
Oral Argument: Thursday, April 7, 2016 2:00pm

Docket Info

Title
Constellation Development, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Western Trust Company, Gary G. Hoffman,
Trustee, and Dabbert Custom Homes, LLC, Defendants and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CV-03427
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Steven L. Marquart
2016 ND 141882 N.W.2d 238
Oral Argument 4/7/2016

Highlight

The substance of an agreement controls, not the titles or labels attached by the parties.
While a right of first refusal to purchase real estate is triggered when the owner receives an offer from a third party and decides to sell, a right of first offer is triggered when the owner decides to offer the property for sale without first receiving an offer from a third party.
A contract required by the statute of frauds to be in writing cannot be modified by a subsequent unexecuted oral agreement.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/11/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
03/11/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) -Dabbert Custom Homes, LLC View
03/14/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF - Western Trust Co. & Gary G. Hoffman View
03/28/2016 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Roger James Minch - 03501
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Seth Andrew Thompson - 07662
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Joshua Michael Feneis - 08169
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Mark J Heley - 04162
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael Leonard Gust - 06468

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 11/03/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 11/03/2015
2 11/03/2015 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 11/05/2015
3 11/03/2015 Rec'd $125 filing fee (Receipt #24071)
4 11/05/2015 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
5 11/05/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
6 11/05/2015 Notice served on Joshua M. Feneis, Michael L. Gust, Roger Minch and Steven Johnson
7 12/02/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED DECEMBER 1, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 1-159)
8 12/02/2015 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED DECEMBER 2, 2015 (ENTRY NOS. 1-159)
9 01/02/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JULY 6, 2015 & C.O.S.
10 02/11/2016 SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL AND NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL
11 02/11/2016 Counsel for Dabbert Custom Homes now is Mark Heley & Brian Varland, withdrawn is Steven Johnson
12 02/11/2016 and Vanessa Anderson
13 02/11/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
14 02/11/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
15 02/11/2016 APPELLANT APPENDIX
16 02/11/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
17 02/16/2016 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB & $69.50 for ATA (page limit) (receipt #24239)
18 02/16/2016 MOTION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF BRIAN W. VARLAND
19 02/16/2016 E-FILED MOTION
20 02/16/2016 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
21 02/16/2016 Updated Pro Hac Vice Affidavit of Brian W. Varland (pro hac vice)
22 02/18/2016 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
23 03/11/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) -Dabbert Custom Homes, LLC View
24 03/11/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
25 03/14/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF - Western Trust Co. & Gary G. Hoffman View
26 03/14/2016 E-FILED BRIEF
27 03/14/2016 APPELLEE APPENDIX
28 03/14/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
29 03/16/2016 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #24295)Gary G. Hoffman, Trustee of Western Trust Co
30 03/16/2016 Rec'd correction to ATB (toc-paragraph numbering consecutive)
31 03/17/2016 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #24300)-Dabbert Custom Homes LLC
32 03/17/2016 Rec'd 7 copies of AEB & 6 copies of ATA from CDS-Gary G. Hoffman, Western Trust Co.
33 03/18/2016 Rec'd 7 copies of AEB - Dabbert Custom Homes from Central Duplicating
34 03/21/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
35 03/22/2016 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Hager, Donald
36 03/28/2016 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
37 03/28/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
38 03/28/2016 Sent RYB to Central Duplicating but never rec'd it back from printing. (bound in office)
39 04/07/2016 APPEARANCES: Joshua M. Feneis; Michael L. Gust; Roger J. Minch; Brian W. Varland Seth A. Thompson
40 04/07/2016 ARGUED: Michael L. Gust; Roger J. Minch; Brian W. Varland
41 04/07/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
42 04/08/2016 Supplemental citation under N.D.R.App.P. 28(k) - Appellee, Dabbert Custom Homes
43 04/12/2016 Response to supplemental citation under N.D.R.App.P. 28(k) - Appellant, Constellation Development,
44 07/07/2016 DISPOSITION
45 07/07/2016 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
46 07/07/2016 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellees
47 07/07/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties
48 07/21/2016 PETITION FOR REHEARING (PDF) View
49 07/21/2016 E-FILED BRIEF
50 07/25/2016 Received 7 copies of the PER from Central Duplicating
51 08/25/2016 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied
52 09/06/2016 MANDATE