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Newfield Exploration Company, et al. v. State, et al.

Docket No. 20220022
Oral Argument: Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:30 AM

Docket Info

Title
Newfield Exploration Company, Newfield
Production Company, and Newfield RMI LLC, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
State of North Dakota, ex rel. the North
Dakota Board of University and School Lands,
and the Office of the Commissioner of University
and School Lands, a/k/a the North Dakota
Department of Trust Lands, Defendants and Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 2018-CV-00143
Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Robin Ann Schmidt
2022 ND 166
Oral Argument 6/30/2022

Highlight

An obligation arises from the parties’ contract or the operation of law.

A well operator has a statutory obligation to pay royalties to a mineral interest owner whether the interest is leased or unleased.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
03/16/2022 APPELLANT BRIEF View
05/31/2022 APPELLEE BRIEF View
06/14/2022 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Michelle Scheffler - 09139
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLANT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE David Paul Garner - 06860
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/18/2022 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/18/2022
2 01/27/2022 Rec'd $125 filing fee
3 01/27/2022 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 01/27/2022 Notice served on David P. Garner, Lawrence Bender, Michelle Scheffler, Ryan P. Pitts,
5 01/27/2022 & Garrett S. Martin
6 01/28/2022 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 01/28/2022
7 02/01/2022 SECOND ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
8 02/08/2022 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
9 02/10/2022 ACTION BY CLERK (granted to 30 days after filing of transcripts) - Granted : 03/16/2022
10 02/14/2022 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED MARCH 17, 2020
11 02/14/2022 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
12 02/14/2022 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
13 02/14/2022 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2021
14 02/14/2022 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 4, 2021
15 02/14/2022 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 5, 2021
16 02/14/2022 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED OCTOBER 6, 2021
17 02/14/2022 Certificate of Service for transcripts
18 02/23/2022 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 22, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 1-390)
19 02/25/2022 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED FEBRUARY 24, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 1-357, 360-395)
20 03/10/2022 Affidavit of Garrett S. Martin in support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
21 03/10/2022 Affidavit of Ryan P. Pitts in support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
22 03/16/2022 APPELLANT BRIEF View
23 03/16/2022 Oral Argument Request by Appellants
24 03/18/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of ATB from CSD
25 04/04/2022 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
26 04/05/2022 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 05/16/2022
27 04/28/2022 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
28 04/28/2022 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 05/30/2022
29 04/29/2022 Response Filed to MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
30 05/24/2022 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
31 05/31/2022 APPELLEE BRIEF View
32 05/31/2022 Oral Argument Request by Appellees
33 06/02/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of AEB from CSD
34 06/14/2022 REPLY BRIEF View
35 06/15/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of RYB from CSD
36 06/30/2022 APPEARANCES: David P. Garner/Lawrence Bender, Michelle Scheffler, Ryan P. Pitts, & Garrett S. Marti
37 06/30/2022 ARGUED: David P. Garner/Michelle Scheffler
38 06/30/2022 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
39 09/01/2022 DISPOSITION View
40 09/01/2022 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
41 09/01/2022 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellants
42 09/01/2022 Judgment View
43 09/23/2022 MANDATE