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Hess Bakken Investments II, et al. v. AgriBank, et al.

Docket No. 20190352
Oral Argument: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:30 PM

Docket Info

Title
Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC; Arkoma
Drilling II, L.P.; and Comstock Oil & Gas, LP, Plaintiffs and Appellants
v.
AgriBank, FCB; Intervention Energy, LLC;
and Riverbend Oil & Gas, VI, L.L.C., Defendants and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 2018-CV-00245
North Central Judicial District, Mountrail County
Stacy Joan Louser
2020 ND 172946 N.W.2d 746

Highlight

The term “actual drilling operations,” as used in continuous drilling clauses in two oil and gas leases, is ambiguous as a matter of law.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/28/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
04/22/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Intervention Energy, LLC) View
04/23/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Agribank, et al.) View
04/24/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Riverbend Oil) View
05/14/2020 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Joshua Allen Swanson - 06788
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Jonathan Forster - 07398
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Zachary Ryan Eiken - 07832
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Scott Marlin Knudsvig - 05823
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Elizabeth Ledgerwood Pendlay - 06372
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Matthew Howard Olson - 06182

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 11/14/2019 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 11/14/2019
2 11/14/2019 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 11/19/2019
3 11/18/2019 Rec'd $125.00 filing fee (receipt # 27433)
4 11/18/2019 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 11/18/2019 Notice Served on Paul J. Foster and Zachary R. Eiken,Elixabeth L. Pendlay,Joshua A. Swanson,
6 11/18/2019 Scott M. Knudsvig and Mathew H. Olson
7 12/17/2019 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED DECEMBER 16, 2019 (ENTRY NOS. 1-91)
8 01/10/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED MAY 16, 2019
9 01/10/2020 Certificate of Service
10 02/14/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
11 02/14/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 02/28/2020
12 02/28/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
13 02/28/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
14 02/28/2020 APPELLANT APPENDIX
15 03/10/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB and ATA back from Central Duplicating
16 03/10/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
17 03/11/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 04/24/2020
18 04/21/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
19 04/21/2020 ACTION BY CLERK (due by 4 pm) - Granted : 05/14/2020
20 04/22/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Intervention Energy, LLC) View
21 04/22/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellee Intervention Energy, LLC
22 04/23/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEB (page numbering) (Intervention Energy, LLC)
23 04/23/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
24 04/23/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Agribank, et al.) View
25 04/23/2020 APPELLEE APPENDIX (AgriBank, et al.)
26 04/23/2020 Oral Argument Request by (Agribank, et al.)
27 04/23/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB from CSD (Intervention Energy, LLC)
28 04/24/2020 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
29 04/24/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Riverbend Oil) View
30 04/24/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellee (Riverbend Oil)
31 04/24/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB & AEA from CSD (Agribank, et al.)
32 04/27/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB from CSD (Riverbend Oil)
33 04/28/2020 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Bahr, Douglas Alan
34 05/14/2020 REPLY BRIEF View
35 05/14/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of RYB from CSD
36 05/20/2020 APPEARANCES: Paul J. Foster; Elizabeth L. Pendlay; Joshua A. Swanson; Scott M. Knutsvig
37 05/20/2020 ARGUED: Paul J. Foster; Elizabeth L. Pendlay; Joshua A. Swanson; Scott M. Knutsvig
38 05/20/2020 DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEM ORAL ARGUMENT NOT WEBCAST OR RECORDED
39 07/23/2020 DISPOSITION
40 07/23/2020 SPLIT OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
41 07/23/2020 DISSENT : Tufte, Jerod E.
42 07/23/2020 COSTS ON APPEAL TAXED IN FAVOR OF APPELLANTS
43 07/27/2020 Judgment Sent to Parties
44 08/17/2020 MANDATE