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Supreme Court of North Dakota.

IN RE: the EMELIA HIRSCH, JUNE 9, 1994, IRREVOCABLE TRUST Timothy Betz, Respondent and Appellee v. Emelia A. Hirsch, aka Emelia Hirsch, aka Emilia Hirsch, Carolyn Twite and Duane Hirsch, Petitioners and Appellees Marlene Betz, Interested Party and Appellant

No. 20200047

Decided: June 08, 2020

Timothy R. Betz, self-represented, Fayetteville, NC, respondent and appellee; submitted on brief. Sheldon A. Smith, Bismarck, ND, for petitioners and appellees; submitted on brief. Marlene M. Betz, self-represented, Burnsville, MN, interested party and appellant; submitted on brief.

[¶1] Marlene Betz appealed from a district court order denying her motion for relief from a prior order that reformed a trust. She also appealed from a district court pre-filing order prohibiting her from filing any new litigation or documents in existing litigation without first obtaining leave of court pursuant to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 58.

[¶2] We affirmed the reformation order Betz seeks relief from in Matter of Emelia Hirsch Trust, 2009 ND 135, 770 N.W.2d 225. Several other attempts to have the reformation order revisited have been unsuccessful. See Matter of Emelia Hirsch Trust, 2019 ND 264, 935 N.W.2d 255; Matter of Emelia Hirsch Trust, 2017 ND 291, 904 N.W.2d 740; Matter of Emelia Hirsch Trust, 2016 ND 217, 888 N.W.2d 205; Matter of Emelia Hirsch Trust, 2014 ND 135, 848 N.W.2d 719; Matter of Emelia Hirsch Trust, 2013 ND 63, 832 N.W.2d 334.

[¶3] We affirm the order denying Betz's motion for relief under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(1). We award double costs pursuant to N.D.R.App.P. 38.

[¶4] We affirm the N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 58 order under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(4).

Per Curiam.

[¶5] Gerald W. VandeWalle Jerod E. Tufte Lisa Fair McEvers Daniel J. Crothers, Acting C.J. Steven L. Marquart, D.J.[¶6] The Honorable Steven L. Marquart, D.J., sitting in place of Jensen, C.J., disqualified.

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