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Hartman, et al. v. Grager

Docket No. 20200205
Oral Argument: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
Steve Hartman and Russell Hartman
as Co-Personal Representatives of
the Estate of Ray H. Hartman, Plaintiffs, Appellants,
and Cross-Appellees
v.
Trent Grager, Defendant, Appellee,
and Cross-Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OTHER (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 2017-CV-00054
Southeast Judicial District, Wells County
James D. Hovey
2021 ND 160964 N.W.2d 482
Oral Argument 4/28/2021

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Before a court may set aside a transaction on the ground of mental incapacity, the party attacking the validity of the transaction has the burden to prove the grantor, at the time of the transaction, was so weak mentally as not to be able to comprehend and understand the nature and effect of the transaction.

An agreement for the sale of real property must show who the contracting parties are, intelligently identify the subject matter involved, express the consideration, and disclose the terms and conditions upon which the contract is entered into. All things that in law or usage are considered as incidental to a contract or as necessary to carry it into effect are implied therefrom, unless some of them are mentioned expressly therein.

A valid inter vivos gift requires: (1) an intention by the donor to then and there give the property to the donee, coupled with an actual or constructive (2) delivery of the property to the donee, and (3) acceptance of the property by the donee.

In an action for specific performance, a purchaser may recover damages from a seller for delay in conveying real property. The detriment caused by the wrongful occupation of real property is deemed to be the value of the use of the property for the time of occupation, which can be shown by either identifying the fruits of the illegal possession, or through fair rental value of the property.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/13/2021 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/26/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF View
03/12/2021 REPLY BRIEF View
03/26/2021 REPLY BRIEF (Smith & Malm) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Tyler John Malm - 07575
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE David J. Smith - 06610
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Randall Joseph Bakke - 03898
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Shawn Arlin Grinolds - 05407

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/10/2020 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/10/2020
2 08/10/2020 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 08/13/2020
3 08/12/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 08/12/2020 Notice served on Randall J. Bakke, Shawn A. Grinolds, David J. Smith, Tyler J. Malm,
5 08/12/2020 Andrew Cook, & Delvin Losing
6 08/24/2020 NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL
7 08/24/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF CROSS-APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
8 08/24/2020 Notice served on Randall J. Bakke, Shawn A. Grinolds, David J. Smith, & Tyler J. Malm
9 09/09/2020 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1-405, 408-452)(NOT SENT: 407)
10 09/18/2020 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 453-455)
11 09/30/2020 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 456-458)
12 10/08/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
13 10/08/2020 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 11/11/2020
14 10/15/2020 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 15, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 459 & 460)
15 11/11/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 26, 2019
16 11/11/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED DECEMBER 4, 2019
17 11/11/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED DECEMBER 5, 2019
18 11/11/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED DECEMBER 6, 2019
19 11/12/2020 Certificate of Service for Transcripts
20 11/12/2020 Rec'd non-substantive correction to 12/4/19 transcript (redaction)
21 12/15/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
22 12/15/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 01/11/2021
23 12/28/2020 MOTION FOR ADDITIONAL PAGES BY APPELLANT
24 12/28/2020 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (granted 7 pgs. for briefs and 3 pgs. for reply briefs) - Granted
25 01/12/2021 Non-Compliant ATB; given until 1/20/21 to revise (margins-length)
26 01/12/2021 APPELLANT APPENDIX
27 01/13/2021 Rec'd revised ATB and non-substantive corrections to ATA
28 01/13/2021 APPELLANT BRIEF View
29 01/13/2021 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
30 01/13/2021 Rec'd $72 e-filing surcharge for ATA (receipt #28053)
31 01/18/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB and 4 copies of ATA back from CD
32 01/20/2021 Rec'd $1 e-filing surcharge (Receipt #28060)
33 02/05/2021 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
34 02/05/2021 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 02/26/2021
35 02/26/2021 APPELLEE BRIEF View
36 02/26/2021 APPELLEE APPENDIX
37 03/04/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB & 4 copies of AEA from CSD
38 03/12/2021 REPLY BRIEF View
39 03/15/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of RYB from CSD
40 03/23/2021 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
41 03/26/2021 REPLY BRIEF (Smith & Malm) View
42 03/30/2021 Rec'd 5 copies of RYB from CSD
43 04/28/2021 APPEARANCES: Shawn A. Grinolds/Tyler J. Malm
44 04/28/2021 ARGUED: Shawn A. Grinolds/Tyler J. Malm
45 04/28/2021 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
46 09/02/2021 DISPOSITION (and Remanded)
47 09/02/2021 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Jensen, Jon J. View
48 09/02/2021 By Order of the Court, costs to neither party
49 09/02/2021 Judgment View
50 09/24/2021 MANDATE