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Rebel v. Rebel  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 144
Docket Number: 20150066

Justia Opinion Summary: Helen and Rodney Rebel were married in 1989 and owned a farming and ranching operation. In 2010, Helen Rebel sued for divorce. They had two children, one of whom was a minor at the time of the divorce. Helen Rebel appeal...

North Dakota v. Francis  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 154
Docket Number: 20150280

Justia Opinion Summary: Curtis Francis and another man, Michael Dax, were collecting signatures near the Jamestown Civic Center, a designated polling place, on voting day. They were doing so in an effort to get an initiated measure regarding en...

North Dakota v. Davis  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 145
Docket Number: 20150287

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Davis II appealed a district court's order denying his motion for discharge from his conditional release from the North Dakota State Hospital. In April 2011, the State charged Charles Davis II with murder and the...

City of Napoleon v. Kuhn  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 150
Docket Number: 20150327

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Leona Kuhn was charged in Napoleon Municipal Court with improper disposal of refuse in violation of Napoleon city ordinance 10.0310. After her house had been severely damaged by fire, Kuhn disposed of debris fro...

Ratliff v. North Dakota  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 149
Docket Number: 20150330

Justia Opinion Summary: Allen Ratliff appealed from an order dismissing his application for postconviction relief. A jury found Ratliff and two others guilty of robbery, burglary, two counts of aggravated assault, theft of property, and felonio...

Garaas v. Cass County Joint Water Resource District  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 148
Docket Number: 20150350

Justia Opinion Summary: Jonathan Garaas appeals after a district court entered a judgment of dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. In 2015, the Cass County Joint Water District ("District") ordered the establishment of an assessmen...

Sandahl v. City Council of the City of Larimore  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 155
Docket Number: 20150364

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2014, the City of Larimore served the Sandahls with a notice of a public nuisance and order to repair or demolish buildings on three parcels of their property. Lonny and Lilian Sandahl appealed the denial of...

Hieb v. North Dakota  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 146
Docket Number: 20160019

Justia Opinion Summary: David Hieb appealed the district court's order denying his application for post-conviction relief. In 2005, Hieb was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The information was amended to include an additional charge o...

White Bird v. North Dakota  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 147
Docket Number: 20160025

Justia Opinion Summary: Damon White Bird appeals an order denying his application for post-conviction relief. In 2013 the State charged White Bird with attempted murder, a class A felony; two counts of felonious restraint, class C felonies; tam...

Klein v. Klein  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 153
Docket Number: 20160043

Justia Opinion Summary: Scott Klein appealed, and Janis Klein cross-appealed, a district court order denying Scott's motion to terminate spousal support. In the divorce judgment, the district court awarded Janis permanent spousal support of $4,...

North Dakota v. Asbach  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 152
Docket Number: 20160055

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyler Asbach appealed the district court's criminal judgment entered on a conditional plea of guilty, reserving the right to appeal and seeking review of the order denying his motion to suppress evidence. On appeal, Asba...

North Dakota v. Horning  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 151
Docket Number: 20160086

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a district court order on remand denying the forfeiture of $16,420 in U.S. currency seized by law enforcement during a traffic stop. Because the district court's order relied on an erroneous applicatio...

Interest of E.P.
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 143
Docket Numbers: 20160184, 20160185, 20160186
Bjorneby v. Nodak Mutual Insurance Company  
Date: July 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 142
Docket Number: 20150255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bjornebys insured their farming operation with a Nodak Mutual insurance policy. Bryan Hurst was their insurance agent. During potato harvest, a fire started in the break room of the Bjornebys' potato washing facility...

Constellation Development, LLC v. Western Trust Co.  
Date: July 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 141
Docket Number: 20150319

Justia Opinion Summary: Constellation Development, LLC, appealed dismissal of its claims against Western Trust Company and its trustee, Gary Hoffman (collectively "Western"), for breach of contract and equitable and promissory estoppel, and aga...

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