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Nelson v. McAlester Fuel Company, et al.

Docket No. 20160007
Oral Argument: Monday, October 31, 2016 9:00am

Docket Info

Title
Ronnie L. Nelson, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
McAlester Fuel Company Defendant and Appellee
and
All Unknown Heirs of McAlester Fuel Company
and All Other Persons Unknown Claiming Any
Estate or Interest In or Lien or Encumbrance
Upon the Property Described In the Complaint, Defendants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 08-C-00047
North Central Judicial District, Burke County
Gary H. Lee
2017 ND 49891 N.W.2d 126
Oral Argument 10/31/2016

Highlight

The statutory procedure in N.D.C.C. ch. 38-18.1 allowing a surface owner to acquire abandoned mineral interests is a separate, distinct procedure from a subsequent quiet title action.
The primary objective in interpreting a statute is to determine the intent of the legislature by first looking at the language of the statute and giving words their plain, ordinary, and commonly understood meaning.
Statutes are construed in a practical manner.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/17/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
08/01/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Zachary Evan Pelham - 05904
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Benjamin Ward Keup - 07013
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Erin Maureen Conroy - 05932

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/08/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/08/2016
2 01/22/2016 Received Filing Fee
3 01/25/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 01/25/2016 Notice Served on Erin M. Conroy, Benjamin W. Keup & Zachary E. Pelham
5 02/08/2016 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 8, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.1-79)
6 02/10/2016 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 10, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.1-16 & 20-80)
7 02/16/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
8 02/16/2016 E-FILED MOTION
9 02/16/2016 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 04/18/2016
10 04/14/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
11 04/14/2016 E-FILED MOTION
12 04/15/2016 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE MCEVERS - Granted : 06/17/2016
13 06/17/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
14 06/17/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
15 06/17/2016 APPELLANT APPENDIX
16 06/17/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
17 06/27/2016 Received $25 e-filing surcharge (Receipt #24501)
18 06/28/2016 Received non-substantive corrections to ATB & ATA (nature, footnotes, NOA in ATA)
19 06/29/2016 Received 7 copies of the ATB from Central Duplicating
20 06/29/2016 Received 6 copies of the ATA from Central Duplicating
21 06/07/2016 Received C.O.S for non-substantive corrections to the Appellant's Brief
22 07/18/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Stipulation)
23 07/18/2016 E-FILED MOTION
24 07/18/2016 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 08/01/2016
25 08/01/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF View
26 08/01/2016 E-FILED BRIEF
27 08/01/2016 APPELLEE APPENDIX
28 08/01/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
29 08/03/2016 Received $25 e-fiiling surcharge for AEB (Receipt #24561)
30 08/04/2016 Received 7 copies of AEB and 6 copies of AEA from CD
31 09/08/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
32 09/08/2016 NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
33 10/31/2016 APPEARANCES: Erin M. Conroy; Benjamin W. Keup; Zachary E. Pelham
34 10/31/2016 ARGUED: Erin M. Conroy; Zachary E. Pelham
35 10/31/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
36 02/10/2017 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Tufte, Jerod E.
37 02/10/2017 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
38 03/07/2017 DISPOSITION
39 03/07/2017 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
40 03/07/2017 I concur in the result : Sandstrom, Dale V.
41 03/07/2017 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellee.
42 03/08/2017 Judgment Sent to Parties
43 04/04/2017 MANDATE