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Beach Railport, LLC v. Michels, et al.

Docket No. 20160457
Oral Argument: Monday, June 26, 2017 9:00 AM

Docket Info

Title
Beach Railport, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Donnell F. Michels and Jeanne Michels,
Husband and Wife, Defendants and Appellants
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Donnell F. Michels and Jeanne Michels,
Husband and Wife, Third-Party Plaintiffs
and Appellants
v.
North Dakota Guarantee and Title Company, A
North Dakota Corporation, doing business as
Dickinson Guarantee and Title Company, Third-Party Defendant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2015-CV-00021
Southwest Judicial District, Golden Valley County
Dann Edward Greenwood
2017 ND 240903 N.W.2d 88
Oral Argument 6/26/2017

Highlight

District courts have wide judicial discretion in partition actions to do equity and to make a fair and just division of the property or proceeds between the parties, and great flexibility in fashioning appropriate relief for the parties.
A partition report of the referees, appointed under the statutes governing partition, is only a proposal for the district court's consideration. The court may confirm, change, modify, or set aside the report and, if necessary, may appoint new referees.
When a party makes a substantiated claim of factual or legal error in a referee partition report, due process protections and equitable concerns require the district court to hold a hearing to weigh the objections against the report and decide whether the report equitably divides the real property before confirming, changing, or modifying the report.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
04/26/2017 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
05/30/2017 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
06/13/2017 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Cassandra A. Marka - 07119
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Erin P. B. Zasada - 06111
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Spencer Douglas Ptacek - 08295

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 12/30/2016 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 12/30/2016
2 12/30/2016 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 01/17/2017
3 01/03/2017 Received filing fee
4 01/03/2017 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 01/03/2017 Notice served on Lawrence Bender, Spencer D. Ptacek and Ronald S. Efta
6 01/27/2017 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 26, 2017 (ENTRY NOS.1-169)
7 03/14/2017 Notice served on Erin P.B. Zasada
8 03/17/2017 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 17, 2016 & C.O.S.
9 03/21/2017 Received CR's Cert for TRA dated October 17, 2016
10 04/26/2017 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
11 04/26/2017 E-FILED BRIEF
12 04/26/2017 APPELLANT APPENDIX
13 04/26/2017 E-FILED APPENDIX
14 04/27/2017 Received non-substantive corrections to ATB & ATA
15 04/28/2017 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (Receipt #25231)
16 05/02/2017 Rec'd copies of ATB & ATA from Central Duplicating
17 05/22/2017 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
18 05/30/2017 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF) View
19 05/30/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
20 05/30/2017 APPELLEE SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX
21 05/30/2017 E-FILED SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX
22 06/05/2017 Rec'd $28.00 (receipt # 25287) and $13.50 (receipt #25293) Total $41.50
23 06/05/2017 Rec'd confirmation from Appellee-AEA page 1 thru 4 were intentionally omitted from appendix
24 06/06/2017 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB and 6 copies of ATA from CSD?
25 06/13/2017 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
26 06/14/2017 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
27 06/14/2017 Received 6 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
28 06/26/2017 APPEARANCES: Lawrence Bender, Spencer D. Ptacek, Erin P.B. Zasada
29 06/26/2017 ARGUED: Spencer D. Ptacek, Erin P.B. Zasada
30 06/26/2017 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
31 10/10/2017 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Jensen, Jon J.
32 10/10/2017 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
33 10/17/2017 DISPOSITION
34 10/17/2017 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
35 10/17/2017 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellant
36 10/18/2017 Judgment Sent to Parties
37 11/08/2017 MANDATE
38 10/28/2022 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed