Linn Farms and Timber Limited Partnership v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. 661 F.3d 354 (8th Cir. 2011)

(plaintiff attempted to buy mineral rights sold by state at tax sale and case involves quiet title action against actual owner of mineral rights and lessee; trial court granted summary judgment for owner and lessee; on appeal, court affirmed because surface owner had purchased mineral rights from state and defendant not aware of forfeiture due to lack of notice from state and had leased mineral rights to third party; sale determined to be invalid due to lack of notice to defendant and state’s attempts to give notice inadequate). 

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