Hallin v. Lyngstad

This appeal arose from a quiet title action for mineral interests. Defendants-Appellants (Lyngstads) appealed the grant of summary judgment quieting title in the Plaintiffs-Appellees (Hallins) to a 2/3 interest of an undivided 3/4 interest in minerals in land in Mountrail County. After careful review of the trial court record, the Supreme Court affirmed, concluding the legal effect of a 1960 warranty deed's plain language, excepting and expressly reserving "unto the Grantors [Lyngstads]" an "undivided 3/4 interest" in the minerals, did not alter their proportion of ownership existing before execution of the 1960 deed. View "Hallin v. Lyngstad" on Justia Law