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Wachter Development, Inc. v. Martin, et al.

Docket No. 20180379
Oral Argument: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
Wachter Development, Inc., Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Kevin and Andrea Martin, Defendants and Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2017-CV-00804
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Cynthia Feland
2019 ND 202931 N.W.2d 698
Oral Argument 5/8/2019

Highlight

A landowner may sell land subject to restrictive covenants so long as they are not contrary to public policy.

Under the doctrine of equitable conversion, after parties execute a binding contract for the sale of land, equitable title vests in the purchaser and the seller holds legal title only as security for payment of the balance of the purchase price. The doctrine applies only where there is a valid contract for sale which could be specifically enforced.

A waiver occurs when a person voluntarily and intentionally relinquishes a known right or privilege. The right to enforce a restriction or reservation may be lost by waiver.

Under the doctrine of unconscionability, a court may deny enforcement of a contract because of procedural abuses arising out of the contract’s formation and substantive abuses relating to the contract’s terms.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
03/28/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
04/29/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Robert Wade Martin - 04636
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Grant Thomas Bakke - 09106
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Randall Joseph Bakke - 03898

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/16/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/16/2018
2 10/16/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 10/16/2018
3 10/18/2018 Received $125 filing fee
4 10/18/2018 MOTION FOR Stay and brief in Support
5 10/18/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
6 10/18/2018 Notice served on Robert W. Martin & Randall J. Bakke
7 10/19/2018 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (stay) - Denied
8 11/14/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (ENTRY NOS.1-261)
9 12/13/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
10 12/14/2018 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 01/14/2019
11 01/14/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 5/5/17
12 01/14/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 5/15/18
13 01/14/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 6/7/18
14 01/14/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 6/11/18
15 01/14/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 6/12/18
16 01/14/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 12/11/17
17 01/14/2019 TRANSCRIPTS C.O.S.
18 01/22/2019 Rec'd corrected transcript dated 5-5-17 and C.O.S
19 01/22/2019 Rec'd corrected Transcript dated 12/17/17
20 01/24/2019 Rec'd C.O.S from CR for corrected TRA
21 02/21/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
22 02/21/2019 E-FILED MOTION
23 02/22/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 03/25/2019
24 03/25/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
25 03/25/2019 APPELLANT APPENDIX
26 03/26/2019 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 03/29/2019
27 03/28/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
28 04/02/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating
29 04/02/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
30 04/04/2019 Rec'd $25 surcharge for ATB (Receipt No. 26979)
31 04/23/2019 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
32 04/25/2019 MOTION FOR extra words for the Appellee's brief
33 04/25/2019 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (1,250 extra words) - Granted
34 04/29/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View
35 04/29/2019 APPELLEE APPENDIX
36 04/30/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB & AEA from CSD
37 05/02/2019 Rec'd e-filing surcharge for AEB & AEA (receipt #27036)
38 05/08/2019 APPEARANCES: Robert W. Martin; Randall J. Bakke; Grant T. Bakke
39 05/08/2019 ARGUED: Robert W. Martin; Randall J. Bakke
40 05/08/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
41 07/30/2019 DISPOSITION
42 07/30/2019 UNANIMOUS OPINION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair View
43 07/30/2019 Costs taxed in favor of Appellee
44 08/02/2019 Judgment Sent to Parties
45 09/05/2019 MANDATE