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Estate of Harris

Docket No. 20160084
Oral Argument: Monday, October 31, 2016 11:00am

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Estate of Steven H. Harris
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Bruce G. Harris, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
Mary K. Harris, Respondent and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : PROBATE - WILLS - TRUSTS
Appeal From
Case No. 01-C-01442
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
David E. Reich
2017 ND 35890 N.W.2d 561
Oral Argument 10/31/2016

Highlight

A party moving to vacate a judgment entered consistent with the terms of stipulations must first prove that, under the law of contracts, there is justification for setting the contract aside.
The statutory presumption of undue influence under N.D.C.C. § 59-18-01.1 is rebutted, as a matter of law, when a beneficiary of a trust enters into stipulations with a trustee while represented by counsel, after stating he understands the terms of the stipulations on the record, and the district court enters judgment consistent with the stipulations.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/01/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF View
07/01/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (non-substantive corrections to AEB signed July 6, 2016) View
07/21/2016 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE David Allan Tschider - 04224
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Zachary Evan Pelham - 05904

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/03/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/03/2016
2 03/03/2016 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 03/07/2016
3 03/03/2016 Received Filing Fee
4 03/03/2016 This case is consolidated w/ 20160085. Make all entries in 20150084 except for ROA,DIS and MAN
5 03/04/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
6 03/04/2016 Notice served on Zachary E. Pelham & David A. Tschider
7 03/07/2016 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
8 03/30/2016 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 29, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 1-103)
9 04/22/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JUNE 10, 2015 & C.O.S.
10 06/01/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 06/02/2016 APPELLANT APPENDIX
12 06/02/2016 DISK (ATB) (CD)
13 06/02/2016 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
14 07/01/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF (non-substantive corrections to AEB signed July 6, 2016) View
15 07/01/2016 APPELLEE APPENDIX
16 07/01/2016 DISK (AEB)(e-mailed)
17 07/07/2016 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEB (paragraph number, ref para #s)
18 07/11/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
19 07/11/2016 E-FILED MOTION
20 07/11/2016 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/21/2016
21 07/21/2016 REPLY BRIEF View
22 07/21/2016 E-FILED BRIEF
23 07/25/2016 Received 7 copies of the RYB from Central Duplicating
24 09/08/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
25 09/12/2016 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Nelson, David W.
26 09/13/2016 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Greenwood, Dann Edward
27 10/31/2016 APPEARANCES: Zachary E. Pelham; David A. Tschider
28 10/31/2016 ARGUED: Zachary E. Pelham; David A. Tschider
29 10/31/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
30 02/06/2017 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Tufte, Jerod E.
31 02/28/2017 DISPOSITION
32 02/28/2017 UNANIMOUS OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
33 02/28/2017 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellee
34 02/28/2017 Judgment Sent to Parties
35 03/24/2017 MANDATE