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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.

Unlicensed contractors suspended from contracting in North Dakota

By Kathy Adams | Oct 25, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) -- Two unlicensed contractors have been banned from doing business in North Dakota, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

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.

Farmers challenge constitutionality of N.D. corporate farming law

By Robert Hadley | Jun 9, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – Three farms and a nonprofit claim the state’s bans on corporate-owned farms that date back nearly a century harm businesses, rather than offering protection.

North Dakota aims to ban duo from doing business in state

By Mark Payne | Nov 26, 2014

Two men, one a convicted felon, are facing a ban from doing business in North Dakota, according to an announcement from the North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who has filed a cease and desist. Chad Peda and Somer Hilleboe, and their business CS Companies, Inc., allegedly were paid to do work that wasn't completed, according to a complaint from a consumer.

No more calls for a Texas telemarketer

By Ashley Perry | Nov 25, 2014

A Texas-based telemarketing company and its subsidiaries have been banned from conducting business in North Dakota after Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a cease and desist order against them on Monday for allegedly violating Do Not Call List laws.

North Dakota AG investigates consumer fraud, issues cease and desist

By Dayna DeHaven | Sep 8, 2014

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem recently initiated an investigation against Vladimir Adolphe and determined he was allegedly operating a business invoice scam through his companies GeneralYellowPages.com and Electronic Media Marketing Group.

N.D. AG says Minn. law violates U.S. Constitution

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 22, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced a ruling on Friday against Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act.

North Dakota AG announces orders against three unlicensed contractors

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 4, 2013

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) -- North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced Thursday that his office has issued cease and desist orders against three unlicensed contractors for allegedly violating the state's consumer fraud laws.

N.D. AG issues cease and desist against contractor

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 9, 2013

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease and desist order Tuesday against a Becker, Minnesota-based contractor who allegedly violated state consumer fraud laws.

N.D. AG issues cease and desist against contractors

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 3, 2013

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease and desist order Tuesday against two contractors who allegedly made misrepresentations and engaged in contractor services without proper licenses.

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