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Johnson, et al. v. Statoil Oil & Gas LP, et al.

Docket No. 20180050
Oral Argument: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:30 AM

Docket Info

Title
Robert Post Johnson and A.V.M., Inc., Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
Statoil Oil & Gas LP, formerly known as
Brigham Oil & Gas LP, MBI Oil and Gas, LLC,
Northern Energy Corporation, Stewart
Geological, Inc., Brent Clum, Earthstone
Energy, Inc., Vincent Melashenko, Hill L.P.,
LGFE-J L.P., Reef 2011 Private Drilling
Fund, L.P., Missouri River Royalty Corporation,
Rainbow Energy Marketing Corporation, United
Energy Trading, LLC, Abaco Energy, L.L.C.,
Wolfe Exploration LLC, Joe Wolfe, Global Gas
& Oil, L.L.C., SourceRock Exploration, LLC,
Cody Oil & Gas Corporation, David Peterson,
Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC, and
LGFE-M L.P., Defendants and Appellees
and
Missouri Basin Well Service, Inc., Sunshine
Pacific Corp., and Slawson Exploration
Company, Inc. Defendants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2014-CV-00286
Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Robin Ann Schmidt
2018 ND 227918 N.W.2d 58
Oral Argument 9/19/2018

Highlight

Pugh clauses require an individualized analysis.

Under N.D.C.C. § 9-07-16, when there is a conflict in provisions of a contract, the purely original portions prevail over boilerplate language from a form contract.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
03/28/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
05/25/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)(Statoil Oil & Gas LP) View
05/29/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)(Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC) View
05/29/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)(Stewart Geological, Inc. joining Statoil Oil & Gas LP) View
06/08/2018 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Charles M Carvell - 03560
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Derrick Lance Braaten - 06394
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE JJ William England - 08135
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Kyra Alexis Hill - 08443
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Jonathan Forster - 07398
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Anthony Jerome Ford - 08217

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/02/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 02/02/2018
2 02/05/2018 Received filing fee
3 02/06/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 02/06/2018 Notice served on Derrick Braaten, Kyra A. Hill, Lawrence Bender, Michael D. Schoepf,
5 02/06/2018 Spencer D. Ptacek, Fields Alexander, Parth Gejji, Paul J. Forster, John Morrison,
6 02/06/2018 Missouri Basin Well Service, Inc., Sunshine Pacific Corp., Stewart Geological, Inc., Hill L.P.
7 02/06/2018 LGFE-J L.P., Reef 2011 Private Drilling Fund, L.P., Abaco Energy, L.L.C., Global Gas & Oil,
8 02/06/2018 SourceRock Exploration, LLC, Slawson Exploration Company, LGFE-M L.P.
9 02/14/2018 Received return mail for Stewart Geological - Undeliverable, no new address found
10 03/05/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED (ENTRY NOS.1-206)
11 03/12/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
12 03/12/2018 E-FILED MOTION
13 03/12/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 03/28/2018
14 03/21/2018 Rec'd returned mail back for Stewart Geological, Inc., Undeliverable
15 03/27/2018 Rec'd returned mail from Hill L.P. - attempted - not known
16 03/28/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
17 03/28/2018 E-FILED BRIEF
18 03/28/2018 APPELLANT APPENDIX
19 03/28/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX
20 04/02/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Statoil, MBI, Northern Energy, Clum, Earthstone, Melashenko, Hill ...
21 04/02/2018 E-FILED MOTION
22 04/02/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 05/29/2018
23 04/03/2018 Received $181.50 e-filing surcharge for ATB and ATA (Receipt# 26030)
24 04/03/2018 MOTION FOR ADMISSION AND AFFIDAVIT OF DAVID GUNN (Pro Hac Vice)
25 04/03/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
26 04/04/2018 Received 6 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from CSD
27 04/04/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Hess Bakken)
28 04/04/2018 E-FILED MOTION
29 04/06/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 05/29/2018
30 04/06/2018 Received Notice of Appearance from Lawrence Bender & Danielle Krause
31 04/06/2018 Received Updated Fields Alexander Affidavit (Pro Hac Vice)
32 04/11/2018 Notice of Appearance of David Gunn and Fields Alexander for Appellee, Statoil & Gas
33 04/10/2018 Notice of Appearance of Charles Carvell for Appellee, Steward Geological, Ind.
34 04/11/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Stewart Geological)
35 04/11/2018 E-FILED MOTION
36 04/12/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 05/29/2018
37 04/13/2018 MOTION to Witdraw as counsel for Missouri Basin Well Service, Sunshine Pacific, Reef 2011 Private
38 04/13/2018 Drilling Fund, Slawson Exploration & Stewart Geological (Bender)
39 04/16/2018 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted
40 04/23/2018 Received Notice of Appearance from Lawrence Bender & Danielle Krause (Reef 2011 Private Drilling)
41 04/23/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (Reef 2011 Private Drilling Fund)
42 04/23/2018 E-FILED MOTION
43 04/24/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 05/29/2018
44 05/25/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)(Statoil Oil & Gas LP) View
45 05/25/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)(Statoil Oil & Gas LP)
46 05/29/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)(Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC) View
47 05/29/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)(Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC)
48 05/29/2018 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC)(receipt #26187)
49 05/30/2018 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Statoil Oil & Gas LP)(receipt #26195)
50 05/29/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)(Stewart Geological, Inc. joining Statoil Oil & Gas LP) View
51 05/29/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)(Stewart Geological, Inc. joining Statoil Oil & Gas LP)
52 05/31/2018 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB (Stewart Geological, Inc.)(receipt #
53 06/01/2018 Rec'd additional service doc for AEB (Stewart Geological Inc.)
54 05/29/2018 Joinder of MBI Oil and Gas, LLC, et al. (PDF)
55 06/01/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (Joinder of MBI Oil and Gas, LLC) (PDF)
56 06/01/2018 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for Joinder of MBI Oil and Gas, LLC (receipt #26199)
57 06/01/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from CSD (Statoil Oil & Gas LP)
58 06/04/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from CSD (Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC)
59 06/04/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of Joinder from CSD (Joinder of MBI Oil and Gas, LLC)
60 06/04/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from CSD (Stewart Geological Inc.)
61 06/08/2018 REPLY BRIEF View
62 06/08/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
63 06/13/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB from CSD
64 06/20/2018 MOTION FOR Withdrawal as Counsel (Danielle Krause)
65 06/20/2018 E-FILED MOTION
66 06/20/2018 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
67 08/02/2018 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
68 09/19/2018 APPEARANCES: Derrick L. Braaten, Kyra A. Hill, Lawrence Bender, David M. Gunn
69 09/19/2018 ARGUED: Derrick L. Braaten, David M. Gunn
70 09/19/2018 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
71 10/03/2018 DISPOSITION
72 10/03/2018 SPLIT OPINION : Jensen, Jon J. View
73 10/03/2018 CONCURRING SPECIALLY : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
74 10/03/2018 COSTS ON APPEAL TAXED IN FAVOR OF APPELLANT
75 10/04/2018 Judgment Sent to Parties
76 10/25/2018 MANDATE