First Security Bank, Morristown v. Skjoldal, 11577

Citation90 S.D. 71,237 N.W.2d 675
Decision Date22 January 1976
Docket NumberNo. 11577,11577
PartiesFIRST SECURITY BANK, MORRISTOWN, South Dakota, a corporation, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Malven SKJOLDAL et al., Defendants and Appellants.
CourtSupreme Court of South Dakota

Robbins & Von Wald, Selby, for Malven Skjoldal and Hazel Skjoldal, defendants and appellants.

Curtis W. Hanks, Lemmon, for plaintiff and respondent.

WINANS, Justice.

Respondent bank in this case brought an action against defendants on August 6, 1973, seeking foreclosure of a chattel mortgage and foreclosure of a real estate mortgage and the determination of the rights and interests of the various parties involved. Appellants Malven and Hazel Skjoldal answered denying all of Respondent's allegations pleading lack of consideration and counterclaiming against Respondent for commercially unreasonable sale of mortgaged property, conversion, usury and fraud. In addition to the Skjoldals Defendant John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company put in an answer. The other named defendants did not.

Adverse depositions were taken of Walter Schirber, the Respondent bank's cashier, and of Malven and Hazel Skjoldal. Following this, motions for summary judgment were submitted by Respondent, by Appellants Malven and Hazel Skjoldal and by Defendant John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. A hearing was held on all motions at Lemmon in Perkins County, South Dakota, on January 4, 1974, and on May 13, 1974, the court issued an order denying the Skjoldals' motion for summary judgment and granting Plaintiff-Respondent's motion for summary judgment. On May 28, 1974, a hearing was held at McIntosh in Corson County, South Dakota, to determine the amounts due and owing on the mortgages in question and the interests of the other named defendants. Findings of fact and conclusions of law were filed on July 12, 1974.

Defendants Malven and Hazel Skjoldal appeal from the court's order granting summary judgment in favor of the Respondent Bank and from the court's summary dismissal of the various counts of the Defendants' own counterclaim.

To recite further in detail the facts alleged by either Respondent or Appellants would needlessly prolong this opinion. It should be sufficient to say that issues of material fact are presented which may not be determined on a motion for summary judgment. See Schneeberger v. Dugan, 1952, 261 Wis. 177, 52 N.W.2d 150. Our law on summary judgment is well set out in SDCL 15--6--56 and this court has presented guidelines on the subject in Wilson v. Great Northern Railway Company, 1968, 83 S.D. 207, 157 N.W.2d 19. Of these guidelines we would highlight two at this time:

'(2) The burden of proof is upon the movant to show Clearly (emphasis added) that there is no genuine issue of material fact and that he is entitled to judgment as a matter of law; * * * (4) A surmise that a party...

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