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Nevin, et al. v. Kennedy, et al.

Docket No. 20220136
Oral Argument: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
Stanley R. Nevin, Plaintiff
and
Northern Oil and Gas, Inc., Plaintiff, Intervenor and Appellant
v.
Helen L. H. Kennedy; Gena Baker f/k/a Gena
Kennedy; Nona Kennedy; Jason Craig Newburn,
as personal representative of Maura Kay Newburn,
deceased: Keira Kennedy Adams; Jess Anne Knutson;
Charles Herbert Jacobson; Miles G. Johnsrud
and Marlene Kay Johnsrud, as Co-Trustees of
the Miles and Marlene Johnsrud Family Mineral
Trust under Agreement dated July 13, 2011;
JoAnn Kennedy; Scott Cameron, as Trustee of the
Scott Cameron Trust dated June 13, 2013;
Shannon Kristine Dusek and David Alan Dusek,
as Trustees of the Shannon and David Dusek
Family Revocable Trust; Tiffany Papagno,
as Personal Representative of the Estate of
Thomas W. Kennedy, deceased; Robert W. Kennedy;
Michael Kennedy; Lisa Marie Kennedy; Lisa Marie Kennedy;
James M. Kennedy; Jodie Thompson Woroniecki, as
Personal Representative of the Estate of
Barbra Kennedy Johnson a/k/a Barbara Kennedy Johnson,
deceased; Michelle Grass; Colleen Zychowicz
f/k/a Colleen Kennedy; Debra Kennedy Griffie;
Benjamin J. Larson; Rainbow Energy
Marketing Corporation; Northern Energy
Corporation; Landmark Oil and Gas, LLC,
Missouri River Royalty Corporation; Spartan
Minerals & Royalty LLC; Sven Resources,
LLC; Continental Resources, Inc.; Burlington
Resources Oil & Gas Company LP; Defendants and Appellees
and
XTO Holdings, LLC; PetroShale , Inc.;
Bole Resources LLC; Brooks Energy Inc.;
CJC Energy Inc.; KT Energy Inc., Mel Energy Inc.;
Noble Royalty Access Fund 12 LP; Noble Access
Royalty Fund 13 LP; North Fork AD3, LLC;
Outdoor Entourage Inc.; G. William Hurley Revocable
Trust; Hurley Oil Properties Inc.; Wind River Resources
Inc.; WHC Exploration LLC; Dakota West, LLC; Marvin
J. Masset; Avalon North, LLC; Peter Masset;
Newport Minerals, Ltd.; Deep Rock Resources, LLC;
Donald James Kennedy, Jr.; Steven Shannon Kennedy;
and all other persons unknown claiming any estate
or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the property
described in the Complaint, whether as heirs,
devisees, legatees, or personal representative
of any of the above-named persons who may
be deceased or under any other title or interest, Defendants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : OIL, GAS AND MINERALS
Appeal From
Case No. 2018-CV-00097
Northwest Judicial District, McKenzie County
Robin Ann Schmidt
2023 ND 33987 N.W.2d 363
Oral Argument 10/25/2022

Highlight

The primary purpose in interpreting a deed is to ascertain the grantor’s intent.

Deeds are interpreted to give effect to the mutual intention of the parties as it existed at the time of contracting. A contract may be explained by reference to the circumstances under which it was made and the matter to which it relates.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
08/22/2022 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10/05/2022 APPELLEE BRIEF View
10/20/2022 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE James Espy Dallner - 07003
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Not Licensed in ND - 00002
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Spencer Douglas Ptacek - 08295
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Lawrence Bender - 03908
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Trevor A. Hunter - 07959
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Nick Andrew Swartzendruber - 06983
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Jonathon David Bergman - 07745

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 05/12/2022 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/12/2022
2 05/12/2022 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT
3 05/12/2022 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
4 05/19/2022 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 05/19/2022 Notice Served on Nick A. Swartzendruber, Harry M. Pippin, Trevor A. Hunter, Lawrence Bender &
6 05/19/2022 James E. Dallner, Jonathon D. Berman, Michael J. Mazzone, Ryan Geltel, Paul G. Yale,
7 05/19/2022 G. William Hurley Revocable Trust;, Hurley Oil Properties Inc., Wind River Resources Inc.
8 05/19/2022 WHC Exploration LLC/Dakota West, LLC, Marvin J. Masset, Avalon North, LLC
9 05/19/2022 Peter Masset, Newport Minerals, Ltd., Deep Rock Resources, LLC, Donald James Kennedy Jr.,
10 05/19/2022 Steven Shannon Kennedy
11 05/19/2022 AMENDED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 05/20/2022
12 05/24/2022 Affidavit of Jennifer S. Allen in support of Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice
13 06/13/2022 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 12, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 1-918)
14 07/11/2022 All Transcripts Filed in Record
15 08/22/2022 APPELLANT BRIEF View
16 08/22/2022 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
17 08/23/2022 Rec'd Service for ATB
18 08/24/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of ATB back from CD
19 09/12/2022 Returned Mail from Wind River as Undeliverable and Unclaimed (new PO Box found - resent)
20 09/12/2022 Returned Mail from Wind River as Undeliverable and Unclaimed (new PO Box found - resent)
21 09/15/2022 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF FILED BY Helen L. H. Kennedy; Gena Balcer f/k/a Gena
22 09/15/2022 Kennedy; Nona Kennedy; Jason Craig Newburn, as personal representative of Maura Kay Newburn,
23 09/15/2022 deceased: Keira Kennedy Adams; Jess Anne Knutson; Charles Herbert Jacobson; Miles G. Johnsrud
24 09/15/2022 and Marlene Kay Johnsrud, as Co-Trustees of the Miles and Marlene Johnsrud Family Mineral
25 09/15/2022 Trust under Agreement dated July 13, 2011; JoAnn Kennedy; Scott Cameron, as Trustee of the
26 09/15/2022 Scott Cameron Trust dated June 13, 2013, Shannon Kristine Dusek and David Alan Dusek,
27 09/15/2022 as Trustees of the Shannon and David Dusek, Family Revocable Trust; Tiffany Papagno,
28 09/15/2022 as Personal Representative of the Estate of Thomas W. Kennedy, deceased; Robert W. Kennedy;
29 09/15/2022 James M. Kennedy; Jodie Thompson Woroniecki, as Personal Representative of the Estate of
30 09/15/2022 Barbra Kennedy Johnson a/k/a Barbara Kennedy Johnson, deceased; Michelle Grass; Colleen Zychowic
31 09/15/2022 f/k/a Colleen Kennedy; Debra Kennedy Griffie;
32 09/15/2022 Continental Resources, Inc.; Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP
33 09/16/2022 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 10/05/2022
34 09/19/2022 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF by Benjamin J. Larson, Rainbow Energy Marketing Corporation, View
35 09/19/2022 Northern Energy Corporation, Spartan Minerals & Royalty LLC, & Sven Resources, LLC
36 09/19/2022 Landmark Oil and Gas, LLC, and Missouri River Royalty Corporation
37 09/19/2022 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 10/05/2022
38 09/23/2022 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
39 09/26/2022 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Hagerty, Gail H.
40 09/30/2022 Returned Mail from Wind River as Undeliverable and Unclaimed
41 09/30/2022 Returned Mail from Wind River as Undeliverable and Unclaimed
42 10/05/2022 APPELLEE BRIEF View
43 10/05/2022 Oral Argument Request by Appellee
44 10/05/2022 Joinder of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP with Appellee's brief View
45 10/05/2022 Joinder of Continental Resources, Inc. with Appellee's brief View
46 10/05/2022 Joinder of Benjamin J. Larson, Rainbow Energy Marketing Corporation, Northern Energy Corporation, View
47 10/05/2022 Landmark Oil and Gas, LLC, Missouri River Royalty Corporation, Spartan Minerals & Royalty LLC,
48 10/05/2022 and Sven Resources, LLC with Appellee's brief
49 10/06/2022 Rec'd corrections to AEB
50 10/06/2022 Rec'd Joinder of Continental back from CD
51 10/06/2022 Rec'd Joinder of Burlington back from CD
52 10/06/2022 Rec'd Joinder of Benjamin J. Larson, Rainbow Energy Marketing Corporation,
53 10/06/2022 Northern Energy Corporation, Landmark Oil and Gas, LLC, Missouri River Royalty Corporation,
54 10/06/2022 Spartan Minerals & Royalty LLC and Sven Resources, LLC back from CD
55 10/11/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of AEB back from CD
56 10/19/2022 Rec'd non-compliant RYB (length); given until 10/21/22 by 10 a.m. to revise
57 10/20/2022 REPLY BRIEF View
58 10/21/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of RYB from CSD
59 10/25/2022 APPEARANCES: Nick A. Swartzendruber/Trevor A. Hunter/James E. Dallner
60 10/25/2022 Jonathon D. Bergman & Jennifer S. Allen
61 10/25/2022 ARGUED: Nick A. Swartzendruber/Trevor A. Hunter
62 10/25/2022 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
63 03/03/2023 DISPOSITION
64 03/03/2023 SPLIT OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
65 03/03/2023 DISSENT : Hagerty, Gail H.
66 03/03/2023 Costs taxed in favor of Appellees
67 03/03/2023 Judgment View
68 03/17/2023 PETITION FOR REHEARING View
69 03/20/2023 Rec'd 4 copies of PER back from CD
70 03/31/2023 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Denied View
71 04/10/2023 MANDATE