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NORTH DAKOTA SUPREME COURT: Investiture of Judge Daniel Borgen

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

South Central Judicial District Judge Bruce Romanick served as Master of Ceremonies.

North Dakota Supreme Court: Man waited too long to file Workers' Compensation claim

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – A worker who filed a claim for Workers' Compensation benefits for a 2013 work injury has suffered a loss in court.

N.D. Supreme Court rules case of imploding shower door can continue

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – A North Dakota woman who alleged an implosion in her bathroom during a remodeling caused property damage had her case affirmed and reversed in part in the state's Supreme Court.

North Dakota high court rules that one of governor's challenged vetoes was 'valid and effective'

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 10, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court found that one of Gov. Doug Burgum’s vetoes challenged by the Legislative Assembly was “valid and effective” on July 30.

North Dakota court rules homeowner not responsible for overdose, death of house guest

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 5, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a lower-court ruling that the owner of a Grand Forks house is not responsible for the overdose death of a man who ingested illegal drugs at the home.

N.D. Supreme Court, adhering to ban on non-lawyer advocates, squashes husband as spokesman

By John Revak | Dec 5, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of North Dakota has re-affirmed the validity of a statute barring the use of non-lawyers as courtroom representatives.

North Dakota Supreme Court dismisses appeal by woman whose car was repossessed

By Dee Thompson | Oct 11, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a woman who filed a class action lawsuit after her car was repossessed in 2007.

North Dakota Workers' Comp ruling leaves company in 'worst of both worlds'

By Angela Underwood | Aug 30, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has answered seven questions in a Workers' Compensation case that one of the attorneys involved says will have a "significant impact" on these types of cases.

North Dakota Supreme Court upholds dismissal of couple's sterilization case

By Chandra Lye | Jun 30, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a lower court in a case in which a doctor allegedly removed the fallopian tubes of a patient without consent.

North Dakota Supreme Court denies construction company new trial over faulty structure

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 22, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision denying a local construction company a new trial after it was ordered to pay out nearly $900,000 for one of its structures found to be faulty.

N.D. Supreme Court awards attorney fees to defendants in 'frivolous' lawsuit

By Melissa Busch | Feb 27, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court recently awarded attorney fees to defendants in a Native American tort claim case, overturning a district court decision.

N.D. SC says state owes locked-out workers unemployment benefits

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 4, 2013

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled last week that the state owes a group of locked-out sugar workers unemployment benefits.

N.D. SC rejects property tax suit ahead of primary

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 11, 2012

Maring BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - The North Dakota Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, dismissed a lawsuit over a proposed constitutional amendment to abolish property taxes in the state.

N.D. SC: Contract language precludes lawsuit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 23, 2010

Crothers BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - The North Dakota Supreme Court earlier this week ruled that the "plain" and "unambiguous" language of a construction contract between the City of Mandan and an excavating company precluded the company from recovering damages for delays allegedly caused by the city.

Election roundup: Iowa voters oust three justices

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 3, 2010

Ternus DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Voters in Iowa ousted three state Supreme Court justices who helped make same-sex marriage in the state legal.

Pig farmer owes $78K in overdraft fees, N.D. SC concludes

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 28, 2010

Kapsner BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - The North Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a summary judgment ruling by a lower court in favor of a bank that claims it is owed more than $70,000 in checking account overdrafts.

Ten of the longest names

By John O'Brien | Aug 6, 2010

While researching this article on silica claims, we came across the word "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis," which refers to a lung disease caused by exposure to silica fibers and is the longest word in the dictionary. This week, Legal Newsline looks at the 10 state supreme court justices with the longest names, and no hyphens or

Businesses file brief in N.D. forum-shopping debate

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 27, 2010

North Dakota Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - Business groups say they would be "adversely affected" should the North Dakota Supreme Court issue a decision that would effectively allow "blatant forum shopping."

Ten who took part in Vietnam

By Legal News Line | May 28, 2010

With the recent controversy over claims made by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Legal Newsline takes a look at 10 state attorneys general and state supreme court justices who found themselves in Vietnam during the war.

N.D. decision orders sale of land

By Keith Loria | May 14, 2010

Stenehjem BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a Minneapolis non-profit must sell its land in North Dakota because of state restrictions on corporate ownership.

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