Flynn v. Ruby River Canyon Ranch, Ltd.

Buyer agreed to purchase a portion of a 2,700 acre ranch from Sellers. Sellers agreed to finance a portion of the purchase price by accepting Buyer’s promissory note. After Buyer defaulted on the promissory note, Sellers initiated foreclosure proceedings. Buyer and its successor in interest (collectively, Buyers) filed a complaint for declaratory judgment and a motion for a temporary restraining order to halt the foreclosure, asserting several causes of action. Sellers counterclaimed, asserting that Buyers breached the terms of the promissory note. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Sellers. Both parties appealed. The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part, holding that the district court (1) did not err in granting summary judgment in favor of Sellers with respect to Buyers’ adverse possession claim and with respect to Sellers’ breach of contract claim; and (2) erred in denying Sellers’ request for attorney’s fees. Remanded. View "Flynn v. Ruby River Canyon Ranch, Ltd." on Justia Law