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Dwyer v. Sell, et al.

Docket No. 20200188
Oral Argument: Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:45 AM

Docket Info

Title
Timothy S. Dwyer, a/k/a Tim Dwyer, Jr., Plaintiff, Appellant,
and Cross-Appellee
v.
Margret Sell, Co-Trustee of the Tim
Dwyer Farm Trust; John Dwyer,
Co-Trustee of the Tim Dwyer Farm Trust;
Jane Dwyer Morgan; Barbara Dwyer Rice;
Peggy Dwyer Sell a/k/a Margret Sell;
John W. Dwyer a/k/a John Dwyer, Defendants, Appellees,
and Cross-Appellants
and
Patrick Sell; Johnny Dwyer; Molly Binger;
Olin Sell; Dana Dwyer; Ingrid Kalinowski
a/k/a Ingrid A. Sell; Andy Dwyer;
Jack Dwyer; Rachel Meuchel; Dan Dwyer;
Tommy Dwyer; Joey Dwyer; Sadie Bro, Defendants and Appellees
and
Ruth Dwyer Coleman; Michael A. Dwyer;
Sarah Grossman; Johnny Coleman;
Sam Coleman; Josh Dwyer; Katie Montplaisir;
Anne Dwyer; Billy Morgan; Katie Joraanstad;
Mike Morgan; Judah Coleman; Beky Olson; Will Rice;
Janna Schmidt; Paul Rice; Charles Coleman;
David Morgan; Taylor Dwyer; Tessa Dwyer;
Teddi Dwyer; Tianna Dwyer, Defendants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2019-CV-00245
Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Daniel Saleh El-Dweek
2021 ND 139
Oral Argument 4/8/2021

Highlight

General rules of interpretation of written instruments apply to the construction of trust documents.

When a trust agreement is unambiguous, the settlor’s intent is ascertained from the language of the agreement itself.

Under N.D.C.C. § 47-05-17, the right of access to land to hunt game animals or game birds may not be severed from the surface estate.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/05/2021 APPELLANT BRIEF View
03/02/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - INGRID SELL View
03/02/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - MARGARET SELL, ET AL. View
03/04/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - ANDY DWYER, ET AL. View
03/05/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - JANE DWYER MORGAN & BARBARA DWYER RICE View
03/15/2021 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Dwight Carmen Eiken - 03297
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Sean Thomas Foss - 06422
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Seymour Robert Jordan - 07785
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Craig E Johnson - 03670
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE James A. Lodoen - 04283
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Joseph Michael Barnett - 07951
APPELLEE PRO SE Ingrid A. Sell
APPELLEE PRO SE Sadie Bro

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/15/2020 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/15/2020
2 07/15/2020 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
3 07/16/2020 CORRECTED NOTICE OF APPEAL
4 07/16/2020 CORRECTED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 07/20/2020
5 07/16/2020 Affidavit of Klay C. Ahrens in Support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
6 07/17/2020 Received $125 filing fee
7 07/20/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
8 07/20/2020 Notice served on Dwight C. Eiken, Craig E. Johnson, Lynn M. Mesteth, James A. Lodoen,
9 07/20/2020 Joseph M. Barnett, Klay C. Ahrens, Barbara Dwyer Rice, Sadie Bro,Sarah Grossman, Johnny Coleman,
10 07/20/2020 Ingrid Kalinowski, Sam Coleman, Josh Dwyer, Katie Montplaisir, Anne Dwyer, Billy Morgan,
11 07/20/2020 Katie Joraanstad, Mike Morgan, Judah Coleman, Beky Olson, Will Rice, Janna Schmidt,
12 07/20/2020 Paul Rice, Charles Coleman, David Morgan, Taylor Dwyer, Tessa Dwyer, Teddy Dwyer, & Tianna Dwyer
13 07/21/2020 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Margret Sell and John Dwyer)
14 07/21/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF CROSS-APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
15 07/21/2020 Notice served on Dwight C. Eiken, Craig E. Johnson, Lynn M. Mesteth, James A. Lodoen,
16 07/21/2020 Joseph M. Barnett, Klay C. Ahrens, Barbara Dwyer Rice, Sadie Bro,Sarah Grossman, Johnny Coleman,
17 07/21/2020 Ingrid Kalinowski, Sam Coleman, Josh Dwyer, Katie Montplaisir, Anne Dwyer, Billy Morgan,
18 07/21/2020 Katie Joraanstad, Mike Morgan, Judah Coleman, Beky Olson, Will Rice, Janna Schmidt,
19 07/21/2020 Paul Rice, Charles Coleman, David Morgan, Taylor Dwyer, Tessa Dwyer, Teddy Dwyer, & Tianna Dwyer
20 07/27/2020 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Jane Dwyer Morgan and Barbara Dwyer Rice)
21 07/28/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF CROSS-APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
22 07/28/2020 Notice served on Dwight C. Eiken, Craig E. Johnson, Lynn M. Mesteth, James A. Lodoen,
23 07/28/2020 Joseph M. Barnett, Klay C. Ahrens, Sadie Bro, Sarah Grossman, Johnny Coleman,
24 07/28/2020 Ingrid Kalinowski, Sam Coleman, Josh Dwyer, Katie Montplaisir, Anne Dwyer, Billy Morgan,
25 07/28/2020 Katie Joraanstad, Mike Morgan, Judah Coleman, Beky Olson, Will Rice, Janna Schmidt,
26 07/28/2020 Paul Rice, Charles Coleman, David Morgan, Taylor Dwyer, Tessa Dwyer, Teddy Dwyer, & Tianna Dwyer
27 07/30/2020 Notice served on Sean T. Foss
28 08/10/2020 MOTION FOR REMAND (sua sponte)
29 08/10/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (SUA SPONTE) - Granted
30 08/11/2020 ORDER OF REMAND
31 08/11/2020 Briefing Schedule Stayed
32 08/11/2020 Order of Remand Sent to Parties
33 09/10/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED MARCH 6, 2020
34 09/10/2020 Certificate of Service for Transcript
35 10/19/2020 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 16, 2020 (ENTRY NOS.1-204)
36 10/29/2020 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 28, 2020 (ENTRY NOS.205-210) (RE-FILED)
37 10/29/2020 AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEAL
38 10/29/2020 AMENDED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 11/04/2020
39 10/30/2020 NOT. OF FILING AMENDED NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
40 10/30/2020 Notice Served on Dwight C. Eiken, Seymour R. Jordan, James A. Lodoen, Joseph M. Barnett,
41 10/30/2020 Klay C. Ahrens, Craig E. Johnson, Lynn M. Mesteth, Sean T. Foss, Sadie Bro, Tianna Dwyer,
42 10/30/2020 Sarah Grossman, Johnny Coleman, Ingrid Kalinowski, Sam Coleman, Josh Dwyer, Katie Montplaisir,
43 10/30/2020 Anne Dwyer, Billy Morgan, Katie Joraanstad, Mike Morgan, Judah Coleman, Beky Olson, Will Rice,
44 10/30/2020 Janna Schmidt, Paul Rice, Charles Coleman, David Morgan, Taylor Dwyer, Tessa Dwyer & Teddi Dwyer
45 11/05/2020 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 4, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 211 - 217)
46 12/22/2020 AMENDED NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL (Jane Dwyer Morgan and Barbara Dwyer Rice)
47 12/23/2020 NOT. OF FILING AMENDED NOT. OF CROSS APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
48 12/23/2020 Notice Served on Dwight C. Eiken, Seymour R. Jordan, James A. Lodoen, Joseph M. Barnett,
49 12/23/2020 Klay C. Ahrens, Craig E. Johnson, Lynn M. Mesteth, Sean T. Foss, Sadie Bro, Tianna Dwyer,
50 12/23/2020 Sarah Grossman, Johnny Coleman, Ingrid Kalinowski, Sam Coleman, Josh Dwyer, Katie Montplaisir,
51 12/23/2020 Anne Dwyer, Billy Morgan, Katie Joraanstad, Mike Morgan, Judah Coleman, Beky Olson, Will Rice,
52 12/23/2020 Janna Schmidt, Paul Rice, Charles Coleman, David Morgan, Taylor Dwyer, Tessa Dwyer & Teddi Dwyer
53 12/30/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 18, 2020
54 12/30/2020 Certificate of Service for Transcript
55 12/31/2020 Rec'd am c.o.s. for tra
56 01/20/2021 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 19, 2021 (ENTRY NOS.218-221)
57 02/05/2021 APPELLANT BRIEF View
58 02/05/2021 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
59 02/05/2021 APPELLANT APPENDIX
60 02/10/2021 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB (TOC & TOA)
61 02/11/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB from CSD
62 02/11/2021 Rec'd 4 copies of ATA from CSD
63 02/16/2021 Received payment for appellant's appendix overage (Receipt #28076)
64 03/02/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - INGRID SELL View
65 03/02/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - MARGARET SELL, ET AL. View
66 03/02/2021 Rec'd amended certificate of service for Appellee's Brief - Margaret Sell, et al.
67 03/04/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - ANDY DWYER, ET AL. View
68 03/04/2021 Oral Argument Request by Appellee - A. Dwyer, et al.
69 03/04/2021 LETTER ON BEHALF OF MICHAEL A. DWYER AND RUTH COLEMAN View
70 03/05/2021 Rec'd corrected TOA page w/proof of service for AEB-Dwyer
71 03/05/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB - Margaret Sell, et al. from Central Duplicating
72 03/05/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB - Andy Dwyer, et al. from Central Duplicating
73 03/05/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF - JANE DWYER MORGAN & BARBARA DWYER RICE View
74 03/05/2021 Oral Argument Request by Appellee - JANE DWYER MORGAN & BARBARA DWYER RICE
75 03/08/2021 JOINDER WITH INGRID SELL - NOTICE OF SUPPORT OF APPELLEE SADIE BRO View
76 03/10/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB - Morgan & Rice from Central Duplicating
77 03/12/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB - Ingrid Sell from Central Duplicating
78 03/15/2021 REPLY BRIEF View
79 03/16/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
80 03/23/2021 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
81 04/02/2021 Supplemental Citation under N.D.R.App.P. 28(k) View
82 04/06/2021 STIPULATION FOR ALLOCATION OF TIME FOR ORAL ARGUMENT
83 04/06/2021 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted
84 04/08/2021 APPEARANCES: Dwight C. Eiken/Craig E. Johnson/Joseph M. Barnett/Klay C. Ahren/James A. Lodoen
85 04/08/2021 Sean T. Foss/Ingrid A. Sell
86 04/08/2021 ARGUED: Dwight C. Eiken/Craig E. Johnson/Klay C. Ahren/James A. Lodoen/Sean T. Foss/Ingrid A. Sell
87 04/08/2021 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
88 08/05/2021 DISPOSITION
89 08/05/2021 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
90 08/05/2021 Judgment View
91 08/05/2021 By order of the Court, no parties have and recover costs and disbursements in this appeal
92 08/23/2021 Corrected Opinion Page - Page 1, Paragraphs 1 & 2 and corrects “Margaret” to "Margret"
93 08/27/2021 MANDATE