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Wilkinson, et al. v. Board of University and School Lands of the State of N.D.

Docket No. 20190354
Oral Argument: Monday, April 13, 2020 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
William S. Wilkinson; Ann L. Nevins and
Amy L. Perkins as Personal Representatives for the
Estate of Dorothy A. Wilkinson; Barbara Caryl Materne,
Trustee of the Petty Living Trust;
Charlie R. Blaine and Vanessa E. Blaine, as
Co-Trustees of the Charlie R. Blaine and
Vanessa E. Blaine Revocable Trust; Lois Jean Patch,
life tenant; and Lana J. Sundahl, Linda Joy Weigel,
Deborah J. Goetz, Marva J. Will, Ronald J. Patch,
Michael Larry Patch, and Jon Charles Patch, Remaindermen, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
The Board of University and School Lands of the
State of North Dakota, Brigham Oil & Gas, LLP; Statoil
Oil & Gas LP; Defendants and Appellants
and
EOG Resources, Inc.; Defendant and Appellee
and
XTO Energy Inc.; Petrogulf Corporation, and all other
persons unknown who have or claim an interest in
the property described in the Complaint, Defendants
and
North Dakota State Engineer, Intervener and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OTHER (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 2012-CV-00038
Northwest Judicial District, Williams County
Paul W. Jacobson
2020 ND 179947 N.W.2d 910
Oral Argument 4/13/2020

Highlight

Chapter 61-33.1, N.D.C.C., governs the State’s sovereign land mineral ownership of the riverbed segments subject to inundation by the Pick-Sloan Missouri basin project dams and provides a process for determining ownership and returning funds incorrectly paid to the State.

The State does not have any claim or hold title as sovereign lands to any minerals above the ordinary high water mark of the historical Missouri riverbed channel.

When N.D.C.C. ch. 61-33.1 applies to determine ownership of mineral interests, the process provided by the chapter must be followed to decide ownership.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/13/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (STATOIL OIL & GAS LP f/k/a/ BRIGHAM OIL & GAS, LLP) View
01/13/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (BOARD OF UNIVERSITY AND SCHOOL LANDS) View
01/13/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (NORTH DAKOTA STATE ENGINEER) View
02/28/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (EOG Resources, Inc.) View
03/02/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Wilkinson, et al.) View
03/16/2020 REPLY BRIEF (Board of University and School Lands) View
03/16/2020 REPLY BRIEF (Statoil) View
03/17/2020 REPLY BRIEF (ND State Engineer) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Paul Jonathan Forster - 07398
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Robert Brandon Stock - 05919
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Joshua Allen Swanson - 06788
APPELLANT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE David Paul Garner - 06860
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE John E. Ward - 07495
AMICUS CURIAE PRIVATE PRACTICE Craig Cordell Smith - 04623
APPELLANT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Jennifer Leigh Verleger - 06732

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 11/15/2019 NOTICE OF APPEAL by Board of University and School Lands : 11/15/2019
2 11/15/2019 SECOND NOTICE OF APPEAL by North Dakota State Engineer
3 11/21/2019 Received $125 filing fee
4 11/22/2019 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 11/22/2019 Notice served on David Garner, Jennifer Verleger, Lyle W. Kirmis, John E. Ward, Lawrence Bender,
6 11/22/2019 Robert B. Stock, Joshua A. Swanson, Michael J. Mazzone, Christopher C. Rosas, David D. Schweigert
7 11/27/2019 Third Notice of Appeal by Statoil Oil & Gas LP f/k/a Brigham Oil & Gas, LLP ("Statoil")
8 11/27/2019 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 26, 2019 (ENTRY NOS. 1-10, 12-520)
9 11/27/2019 NOT. OF FILING 3RD NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
10 11/27/2019 Notice served on David Garner, Jennifer Verleger, Lyle W. Kirmis, Lawrence Bender, Robert B. Stock,
11 11/27/2019 Joshua A. Swanson, Michael J. Mazzone, Christopher C. Rosas, & David D. Schweigert
12 12/03/2019 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 12/2/2019 (ENTRY NOS. 521-524)
13 12/12/2019 JOINT MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE BRIEFS
14 12/13/2019 ACTION BY CLERK
15 12/13/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
16 12/13/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 01/13/2020
17 12/13/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
18 12/13/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 03/02/2020
19 12/13/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF
20 12/13/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 03/16/2020
21 01/13/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (STATOIL OIL & GAS LP f/k/a/ BRIGHAM OIL & GAS, LLP) View
22 01/13/2020 Oral Argument Request by Statoil Oil & Gas LP f/k/a Brigham Oil & Gas, LLP
23 01/13/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (BOARD OF UNIVERSITY AND SCHOOL LANDS) View
24 01/13/2020 Oral Argument Request by Board of University and School Lands
25 01/13/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF (NORTH DAKOTA STATE ENGINEER) View
26 01/13/2020 Oral Argument Request by North Dakota State Engineer
27 01/13/2020 JOINT APPELLANT APPENDIX
28 01/13/2020 Rec'd $163.50 for 327 pages over 100
29 01/22/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections for ATB's and ATA
30 01/27/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB's and ATA back from Central Duplicating
31 02/28/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (EOG Resources, Inc.) View
32 03/02/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF (Wilkinson, et al.) View
33 03/02/2020 APPELLEE APPENDIX (Wilkinson, et al.)
34 03/02/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellee Wilkinson, et al.
35 03/02/2020 Affidavit of Joshua A. Swanson for Attorney's Fees (Wilkinson, et al.) (contained in brief)
36 03/02/2020 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF BY NORTH DAKOTA PETROLEUM COUNSEL
37 03/03/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
38 03/03/2020 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF View
39 03/06/2020 Rec'd $73 e-filing surcharge for AEA (Wilkinson) (receipt #27533)
40 03/06/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections for AEB (EOG Resources, Inc.)
41 03/09/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEB (Wilkinson)
42 03/10/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of ACB from CSD
43 03/11/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB (EOG Resources, Inc.) from CSD
44 03/12/2020 Rec'd c.o.s. for corrections to AEB (Wilkinson, et al.)
45 03/12/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB & AEA (Wilkinson) from CSD
46 03/16/2020 REPLY BRIEF (Board of University and School Lands) View
47 03/16/2020 Non-Compliant Reply Brief (ND State Engineer)(page limit)
48 03/16/2020 REPLY BRIEF (Statoil) View
49 03/17/2020 Rec'd c.o.s. of RYB on C.Smith and P. Forster (Board of University and School Lands)
50 03/17/2020 REPLY BRIEF (ND State Engineer) View
51 03/18/2020 Rec'd c.o.s. of RYB on C.Smith and P. Forster (Statoil)
52 03/20/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB (ND State Engineer)
53 03/24/2020 Rec'd 6 copies of RYB (Statoil)
54 03/25/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
55 04/13/2020 APPEARANCES: Garner; Verleger; Kirmis; Ward; Bender; Stock; Swanson
56 04/13/2020 ARGUED: Garner; Verleger; Kirmis; Swanson
57 04/13/2020 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
58 08/27/2020 DISPOSITION (AND REMANDED)
59 08/27/2020 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
60 08/27/2020 By order of the Court, no party have and recover costs and disbursements
61 08/31/2020 Judgment Sent to Parties
62 09/18/2020 MANDATE
63 10/22/2020 Corrected Opinion Page - Page 9, Para. 24, adding the "v. Autos, Inc." to Baker v. Autos, Inc.