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Nordquist v. Alonge, et al.

Docket No. 20230329
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 9:00 AM

Docket Info

Title
Benjamin J. Nordquist, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
Jessica Alonge, Stutsman County Auditor,
Maureen McGilvrey, Stutsman County
Recorder, and Stutsman County, a Politicial
Subdivision of the State of North Dakota, Respondents and Appellees
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : WRIT OF MANDAMUS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 2023-CV-00145
Southeast Judicial District, Stutsman County
Nicholas D. Thornton

Parties' Statement of Issues

  • Appellant

    Does Appellant have a Clear Legal Right to an Order Directing the Stutsman County Recorder to record the Nordquist Quit Claim Deed?
    (1) Does the Nordquist Quit Claim Deed contain a valid legal description for recording purposes?
    (2) Does N.D.C.C. § 57-02-39 give an Auditor authority to reject the filing of a Quit Claim Deed containing a valid legal description?

  • Appellee 1

    [¶1] Whether the district court abused its discretion when it held mandamus could not lie to compel the County Recorder to record a quit claim deed that changed the existing property description of a platted parcel when no certificate accepting the transfer was affixed thereto by the County Auditor as required by N.D.C.C. § 11-18-02.
    [¶2] Whether the district court abused its discretion when it found mandamus could not lie to compel the County Auditor to affix a certificate accepting transfer upon a quit claim deed – which changed an existing property description and purported to convey only a portion of a platted subdivision by a metes a bounds description – when no plat or replat was prepared and recorded under N.D.C.C. § 57-02-39.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/17/2024 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/15/2024 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Joseph F Larson - 03229
APPELLEE SPEC. ASST. STATE'S ATTY. Brian Schmidt - 07498
APPELLEE SPEC. ASST. STATE'S ATTY. Scott Kenneth Porsborg - 04904

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/12/2023 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/12/2023 View
2 10/12/2023 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 10/18/2023 View
3 10/16/2023 Rec'd filing fee
4 10/18/2023 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV. View
5 10/18/2023 Notice served on Joseph F. Larson, Scott K. Porsborg, & Brian Schmidt
6 11/14/2023 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 13, 2023 (ENTRY NOS. 1-58) View
7 12/13/2023 All Transcripts Filed in Record
8 01/17/2024 APPELLANT BRIEF View
9 01/22/2024 Rec'd 3 copies of ATB from CSD
10 02/15/2024 APPELLEE BRIEF View
11 02/15/2024 Oral Argument Request by Appellee
12 02/21/2024 Rec'd 3 copies of AEB from SSD
13 02/22/2024 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
14 02/23/2024 Intent to Participate in Oral Argument by Appellant View