Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Grynberg v. City of Northglenn

739 P.2d 230 (Colo. 1987)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 35,600+ case briefs...

Grynberg v. City of Northglenn

Colorado Supreme Court

739 P.2d 230 (Colo. 1987)

Facts

The State of Colorado (State) owned a severed mineral estate. The severed surface estate was independently owned by a private corporation. The State issued a coal lease for the mineral estate to Jack Grynberg (plaintiff). The lease was never recorded. The City of Northglenn (City) (defendant) wished to conduct geophysical exploration on the property. The City sought and obtained permission from the surface estate owner to conduct such operations. The City did not seek permission from the State to conduct its operations. The City was unaware of Grynberg’s coal lease, and thus did not seek his permission to conduct its operations. The City hired a contractor (defendant) and drilling began on the property. Grynberg brought suit against the City, the contractor, and the drilling company. The trial court found that Grynberg’s coal lease was ineffective as to the defendants and granted the defendants summary judgment under the recording act. The court of appeals affirmed. Grynberg appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Lohr, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 618,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 618,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 618,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 35,600 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership