Estate of Clement H. Beargrease, 55 IBIA 169 (2012)

Docket Number:IBIA 12-099
 
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INTERIOR BOARD OF INDIAN APPEALS Estate of Clement H. Beargrease 55 IBIA 169 (07/03/2012) Related Board case: 51 IBIA 312 48 IBIA 162

United States Department of the Interior

OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS INTERIOR BOARD OF INDIAN APPEALS 801 NORTH QUINCY STREET SUITE 300 ARLINGTON, VA 22203

ESTATE OF CLEMENT H. BEARGREASE

Order Docketing and Dismissing Appeal Docket No. IBIA 12-099 July 3, 2012

Barbara (Jacobson) Wienke (Appellant) appealed to the Board of Indian Appeals (Board) from an Order Denying Reopening on Referral from the [Board] (Reopening Order) entered on March 23, 2012, by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Richard J. Hough in the estate of Clement H. Beargrease (Decedent).1 The Reopening Order was issued after the Board referred the matter to the Probate Hearings Division for further consideration pursuant to 43 C.F.R. § 30.242 (2010).2 See Estate of Clement H. Beargrease, 51 IBIA 312 (2010). The ALJ declined to reopen the estate and add Appellant as an erroneously omitted heir for the purpose of distributing property added to the estate in 2010, finding that there was an insufficient demonstration of manifest injustice to justify reopening the estate. As a preliminary matter, the Board ordered Appellant to complete service of her appeal on all interested parties (except for the ALJ, who had been served) or clarify that all interested parties had already been served, as required by 43 C.F.R. §§ 4.310(b) and 4.323, and to notify the Board that she had done so. The Board set a deadline of May 29, 2012, for Appellant to comply with the...

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