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Krenz, et al. v. XTO Energy, Inc.

Docket No. 20160096
Oral Argument: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:30am

Docket Info

Title
Darwin and Jean Krenz, Plaintiffs, Appellees, and Cross-Appellants
v.
XTO Energy, Inc., Defendant, Appellant, and Cross-Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 10-C-01139
Northwest Judicial District, Williams County
David W. Nelson
2017 ND 19890 N.W.2d 222
Oral Argument 9/20/2016

Highlight

The unauthorized use of land to develop mineral interests is a trespass.
A party may waive the tort for trespass and recover damages for unjust enrichment under a contract implied in law.
A mineral lessee generally has an implied right to use as much of the lease surface as reasonably necessary to develop minerals, and absent lease provisions to the contrary, production or operations on a part of land included within a lease will extend the lease beyond its primary term as to all land subject to the lease.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/02/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF)(non-substantive corrections to ATB signed May 6, 2016) View
06/20/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM (PDF) View
07/22/2016 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
08/08/2016 REPLY BRIEF W/ADDENDUM (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Charles M Carvell - 03560
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael D. Schoepf - 07076
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/09/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/09/2016
2 03/10/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
3 03/10/2016 Notice served on Lawrence Bender, Charles M. Carvell, & R. Kirk Mueller
4 03/21/2016 Affidavit of R.Kirk Mueller in Support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
5 03/21/2016 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
6 03/21/2016 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
7 03/22/2016 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF CROSS-APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
8 03/22/2016 Notice served on Lawrence Bender, Charles M. Carvell, & R. Kirk Mueller
9 03/30/2016 Affidavit of Leah C. Janus in Support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
10 04/05/2016 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED NOVEMBER 4-6, 2015 (2 VOLUMES) & C.O.S.
11 04/08/2016 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 7, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.1-315)
12 04/13/2016 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 13, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 316-370)
13 04/14/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
14 04/14/2016 E-FILED MOTION
15 04/14/2016 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 05/02/2016
16 04/28/2016 2nd ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 27, 2016 (ENTRY NOS.371-378)
17 05/02/2016 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF)(non-substantive corrections to ATB signed May 6, 2016) View
18 05/02/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
19 05/02/2016 APPELLANT APPENDIX
20 05/02/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
21 05/02/2016 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 29, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 379-380)
22 05/04/2016 4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 4, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 381-382)
23 05/04/2016 Rec'd $116.50 e-filing surcharge for ATB & ATA (receipt #24386)
24 05/05/2016 5TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 4, 2016 (ENTRY NOS. 383 & 384)
25 05/06/2016 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB & ATA (title, toc ref pg #s)
26 05/10/2016 Received 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from CSD
27 05/12/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEES/CROSS-APPELLANTS' BRIEF
28 05/12/2016 E-FILED MOTION
29 05/12/2016 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/20/2016
30 06/13/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (XTO)
31 06/13/2016 E-FILED MOTION
32 06/14/2016 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 07/22/2016
33 06/13/2016 MOTION FOR Expansion of Word Limits for RYB of XTO (contained in ext. of time mtn.)
34 06/14/2016 NO ACTION TAKEN (premature)
35 06/16/2016 MOTION FOR Expansion of Word Limits for AEB of Krenzes
36 06/16/2016 E-FILED MOTION
37 06/16/2016 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Expansion of Krenze AEB Word Limit) - Granted
38 06/20/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF & ADDENDUM (PDF) View
39 06/20/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
40 06/20/2016 APPELLEE APPENDIX
41 06/20/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
42 06/22/2016 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (receipt #24491)
43 06/22/2016 Received non-substantive corrections to AEB (c.o.s., color maps for PDF)
44 06/23/2016 Received 7 copies of AEB & 6 copies of AEA from CSD
45 07/11/2016 MOTION FOR Expansion of Word Limits for XTO Reply Brief
46 07/11/2016 E-FILED MOTION
47 07/12/2016 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (in part) - Granted
48 07/12/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
49 07/22/2016 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
50 07/22/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
51 07/22/2016 APPELLANT REPLY BRIEF APPENDIX (filed subject to the approval of the Court)
52 07/22/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
53 07/26/2016 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to Reply Brief Appendix (pages over sized)
54 07/28/2016 Rec'd 7 copies of RYB & 6 copies of RYB ppendix from CSD
55 08/08/2016 REPLY BRIEF W/ADDENDUM (PDF) View
56 08/08/2016 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
57 08/08/2016 APPELLEE REPLY BRIEF APPENDIX (filed subject to the approval of the Court)
58 08/08/2016 E-FILED APPENDIX
59 08/09/2016 Received 7 copies of the RYB w/addendum from Central Duplicating
60 08/09/2016 Received 6 copies of the supplemental appendix filed with RYB from Central Duplicating
61 09/20/2016 APPEARANCES: Michael Schoepf; Leah Janus; Charles Carvell; R. Kirk Mueller
62 09/20/2016 ARGUED: Michael Schoepf; Charles Carvell
63 09/20/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
64 01/27/2017 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Tufte, Jerod E.
65 01/27/2017 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
66 02/16/2017 DISPOSITION
67 02/16/2017 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
68 02/16/2017 Costs taxed in favor of Appellant
69 02/20/2017 Judgment Sent to Parties
70 03/10/2017 MANDATE
71 08/02/2022 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed