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Ward, et al. v. Herbel, et al.

Docket No. 20230140
Oral Argument: Waived

Docket Info

Title
Lucinda Ward, Michael Ward, Adrian Ward,
Michael Ward as trustee of Nichole Phillips
nee Ward Trust, Elizabeth Martin nee Ward,
Arthur Ward, all in their individual capacity
and d/b/a Ward Farms and Daniel Phillips
and Robert Wade Martin, spouses of Nichole
Phillips and Elizabeth Martin, respectively,
inchoate marital interests, Plaintiffs and Appellees
v.
Dan and Lindsey Herbel, Defendants and Appellants
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : REAL PROPERTY
Appeal From
Case No. 2020-CV-02827
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Daniel James Borgen

Parties' Statement of Issues

  • Appellant

    A. The Plaintiffs did not have standing to sue the Herbels, and the Herbels were not proper defendants under Chapter 32-17, N.D.C.C.
    B. The Plaintiffs' course of litigation was so improper, outside of the law, and frivolous that costs and attorney's fees should be awarded to the Defendants as a sanction for the Plaintiffs' frivolous lawsuit; particularly in this case where the Plaintiffs have acknowledged throughout the proceedings that they have no adverse claims against the Defendants, yet directly sued the Defendants.

  • Appellee 1

    [¶1] Whether the district court erred in the denial of Appellants’ Motion to Dismiss and in granting the relief against the Appellants sought in the Complaint?
    [¶2] Whether Appellants should be awarded attorney’s fees and costs under any of the theories presented to this Court?


Summary

Dan and Lindsey Herbel appeal from a judgment of dismissal and order on a motion to dismiss. The Ward family initiated a quiet title action against 152 “adjacent” landowners including the Herbels.

On appeal, the Herbels argue the Ward family lacked standing to sue under N.D.C.C. § 32-17-01 and that they are entitled to attorney’s fees.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
11/13/2023 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12/07/2023 APPELLEE BRIEF View
12/22/2023 AMENDED REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Robert Wade Martin - 04636
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Danny Lee Herbel - 05769

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 05/16/2023 NOTICE OF APPEAL View
2 05/16/2023 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT (Herbel) : 05/26/2023 View
3 05/19/2023 Rec'd filing fee
4 05/22/2023 SECOND ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT (Lucinda Ward, et. al.) TRANSMITTED 5/26/23 View
5 05/26/2023 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV. View
6 05/26/2023 Notice Served on Danny L. Herbel, Robert W. Martin, William C. Severin, David A. Tschider,
7 05/26/2023 Sheldon A. Smith, Sean O. Smith, Christopher J. Nyhus, Deb L. Hoffarth, Diane M. Wehrman,
8 05/26/2023 Charles (Casey) L. Chapman, Jonathan T. Garaas, Whitney M. Irish, Joshua A. Swanson,
9 05/26/2023 David R. Bliss, Denise Andahl, Linnea Ehli, Paul Andahl, Debra J. Andahl,
10 05/26/2023 Beth A. Saiki-Olsen Family Trust, Debra M. Gallagher, Troy Nelson, Kree Nelson, Boyd Marts,
11 05/26/2023 Stacy Marts, Dale Pahlke, Karen G. Hogue, David Hogue, Clyde Keinzle, Denise Keinzle,
12 05/26/2023 Mark Kern, Patrick Jones, Catherine Jones, Steven D. Hall, Christine L. Hall, Michael E. Hanson,
13 05/26/2023 Luann Hanson, Tim L. Schiermeister, Carla M. Schiermeister, Donovan E. Meuchel, Larry A. Krueger
14 05/26/2023 Marcy J. Krueger, Barbara Weekes, Francis Weekes, Gary G. Herman, Sheila M. Herman,
15 05/26/2023 David R. Peterson, Virginia E. Peterson, Spencer Wilkinson, Jr., Kaye Wilkinson, Dean Puklich,
16 05/26/2023 Lisa Puklich, Brady Weaver, Heather Weaver, Burleigh County, State of North Dakota,
17 05/26/2023 Marianne J. Tangen, Andrew T. Kristensen, Karlee J. Kristensen, Matt Ukestad, Michelle Ukestad,
18 05/26/2023 Christopher Pakiz, Nicole Pakiz, Amber Carr, Wesley Carr, Paul L. Johannes, Jody A. Johannes,
19 05/26/2023 Curtis Jungling, Dwayne L. Wahl, Sharon B. Wahl, Thomas Isaak, Colleen Isaak, Robert M. Kabanuck
20 05/26/2023 Ann M. Kabanuck, Tammy Nygard, James Nygard, Allen L. Geisen, Debbie A. Geisen, Melissa Stuart,
21 05/26/2023 Ryan Stuart, Wes Wenger, Pam Wenger, Jerry R. Stein, Kim L. Stein, Ryan C. Wrolstad,
22 05/26/2023 Lee J. Enders, Cammie J. Enders, Lamoure Besse, Patricia Besse, Elaine Dauenhauer,
23 05/26/2023 Chase Dauenhauer, Toni Dauenhauer, Cory L. Finneman, David T. Pearce, Colleen A. Pearce,
24 05/26/2023 Michael R. Patton, Roberta R. Patton, Gerald Buchholz, Cynthia Buchholz, Leonard J. Rohrer,
25 05/26/2023 Carrilee Rohrer, Jason Robert Maier, Jordyn Elizabeth Maier, Douglas Pearson, Cathryn Pearson,
26 05/26/2023 Lab Family LLLP, Jay C. Feil, Blake A. Feil, Landon J. Feil, Varr Ranch Land LLP, Dennis Deckert
27 05/26/2023 Charlene Deckert, Julie A. Hinkel, Matthew G. Hinkel, Shawn T. Morris, Mary Ann Quale,
28 05/26/2023 Casey J. Quale, Debbie Doll - Trustee L Wonnenberg Family Trust, Fammie A. Heupel,
29 05/26/2023 Fammie A. Heupel, Brenda Carlson, Dallas Leno, Arlet Leno, Marvin Hochhalter, Marlene Hochhalter
30 05/26/2023 Bismarck Park District, Patrick G. Link, Michelle Bohm, Montel Elgaen, Alphonse D. Stockert
31 05/26/2023 Douglas Kevin Kelly, Gerving, Inc., Albert Lachenmeier, Debora Lachenmeier, N. & B. Steinle
32 05/26/2023 Rec'd letter from Christopher Nyhus, Bradley Hice will not be participating in appeal
33 05/26/2023 Rec'd letter from David Bliss, Burleigh County Water Dept will not be participating in appeal
34 05/30/2023 Rec'd letter from Diane Wehrman, her clients will not be participating in appeal
35 05/27/2023 MOTION TO LIMIT PARTY SERVICE View
36 05/30/2023 AMENDED MOTION TO LIMIT PARTY SERVICE View
37 05/31/2023 Rec'd called from Luann Hanson, she will not be participating in the appeal. Michael Hanson
38 05/31/2023 (husband) is deceased.
39 06/01/2023 Rec'd email from Matt Hinkel. He will not be participating in the appeal.
40 06/01/2023 Rec'd email from Charles L. Chapman, his client will not be participating in appeal
41 06/01/2023 Rec'd email from Julie Hinkel. She will not be participating in the appeal.
42 06/05/2023 Rec'd call from John Ward. His client, Bismarck Parks Dept, will not be participating in the appeal
43 06/07/2023 Rec'd called from Brady and Heather Weaver. They will not be participating in the appeal.
44 06/08/2023 Letter dated 5/30/23 to Mark Kern returned undeliverable; unable to forward
45 06/09/2023 NO ACTION TAKEN (motion to limit party service)
46 06/09/2023 ORDER OF REMAND View
47 06/10/2023 STAY PENDING REMAND (briefs and transcripts stayed)
48 06/13/2023 Letter dated 5/30/23 to Elaine Dauenhauer returned undeliverable; unable to forward
49 06/13/2023 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 13, 2023 (ENTRY NOS. 1-399) View
50 06/26/2023 Letters dated 6/13/23, 6/9/23 to Ryan Stuart returned undeliverable; unable to forward
51 06/26/2023 Letter dated 6/9/23 to Melissa Stuart; unable to forward
52 07/03/2023 Letter dated 6/9/23 to Fammie Heupel returned undeliverable; unable to forward.
53 08/11/2023 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 10, 2023 (ENTRY NOS. 402-412) View
54 08/11/2023 AMENDED 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 11, 2023 (ENTRY NOS. 400-413) View
55 08/21/2023 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 21, 2023 (ENTRY NOS. 414-418) (Re-filed) View
56 09/05/2023 All Transcripts Filed in Record
57 09/07/2023 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 (ENTRY NOS. 419-424) View
58 10/13/2023 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF View
59 10/13/2023 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 11/15/2023
60 11/13/2023 APPELLANT BRIEF View
61 11/13/2023 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
62 11/21/2023 Rec'd corrections to ATB
63 11/22/2023 Rec'd 3 copies of ATB from CSD
64 12/07/2023 APPELLEE BRIEF View
65 12/07/2023 Oral Argument Request by Appellee
66 12/08/2023 Rec'd corrections to AEB (actions, cert of comply)
67 12/11/2023 Rec'd 3 copies of AEB from CSD
68 12/19/2023 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
69 12/21/2023 Recieved Non-Compliant Reply Brief
70 12/22/2023 AMENDED REPLY BRIEF View
71 12/26/2023 Rec'd 3 copies of Amended RYB from CSD
72 01/26/2024 Request by Appellant to waive argument
73 01/26/2024 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - Granted
74 01/26/2024 S.CT. DETERMINED ORAL ARGUMENT NOT NECESSARY ON BEHALF OF APPELLEE
75 01/29/2024 APPEARANCES: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(f) and 34(a)(1)(e)
76 01/29/2024 ARGUED: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(f) and 34(a)(1)(e)