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Recent Decisions From the North Dakota Supreme Court

Gackle v. N.D. Dep't of Transportation
Date: July 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 184
Docket Number: 20150022

Dockter v. Burleigh Cty. Bd. of Cty. Commn'rs
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 183
Docket Number: 20140379

Justia Opinion Summary: Thane and Nicole Dockter appealed a judgment affirming a Burleigh County Board of County Commissioners' decision to rezone a 311 acre tract of land in Menoken Township from agricultural to industrial use. In affirming th...

Howe v. Disciplinary Board
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 182
Docket Number: 20150156

North Dakota v. Martinez
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 173
Docket Number: 20140260

Justia Opinion Summary: Jose Martinez appealed after a jury found him guilty of gross sexual imposition. At the close of the State's case, Martinez moved for judgment of acquittal arguing evidence was insufficient to convict him. The court deni...

Schlittenhart v. N.D. Dep't of Transportation
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 179
Docket Number: 20140262

Justia Opinion Summary: Teresa Schlittenhart appealed and the Department of Transportation cross-appealed a district court judgment that reversed a hearing officer's order suspending her driving privileges and remanding to the Department for a...

North Dakota v. Gates
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 177
Docket Numbers: 20140317, 20150036

Justia Opinion Summary: Joan Gates appealed a district court order requiring her to pay $93,257.74 in restitution to the personal representative of the Lela Gates Estate, and an order denying her application for post-conviction relief. Gates wa...

North Dakota v. Lang
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 181
Docket Number: 20140332

Justia Opinion Summary: Dallas Lang appealed after a jury found him guilty of felonious restraint. He argued that because a juror allegedly made inappropriate comments during jury selection, the district court should not have denied his motion...

Fugere v. Fugere
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 174
Docket Number: 20140334

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties were married in August 2009 when Kevin Fugere was 51 years old and Marie Fugere was 46 years old, and they lived on a ranch Kevin owned. According to Kevin Fugere, his net worth at the time of the marriage ex...

North Dakota v. Packineau
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 180
Docket Number: 20140353

Justia Opinion Summary: Guy Packineau appealed after a jury found him guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, and driving under the influence. At trial, Packineau objected to the State offering testimony fr...

Savre v. Santoyo
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 170
Docket Number: 20140358

Justia Opinion Summary: Jose Santoyo appealed a judgment that awarded damages to Darwin Savre for overpayments under the parties' lease and purchase option agreement and dismissed Santoyo's counterclaim for damages to the leased property. Savre...

City of Williston v. Werkmeister
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 172
Docket Number: 20140361

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Kevin Werkmeister pled guilty to the charge of simple assault in violation of a city ordinance in Williston Municipal Court. In December 2013, Werkmeister moved to withdraw his guilty plea, arguing withdrawal wa...

Schiele v. Schiele
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 169
Docket Number: 20140371

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties married in 1992 and divorced in 2012. Under the divorce judgment, the parties were awarded joint decision making for their two minor children, and Brenda Schiele was awarded primary residential responsibility...

Havemeier v. N.D. Dep't of Transportation
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 178
Docket Number: 20140417

Justia Opinion Summary: A deputy sheriff pulled over Rebecca Havemeier's vehicle after observing her driving erratically in Dunn County. After failing field sobriety tests and registering a .286 alcohol concentration on an onsite screening test...

Weston v. Crummy
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 168
Docket Number: 20140421

North Dakota v. Breiner
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 176
Docket Number: 20140427

Justia Opinion Summary: Jad Breiner appealed an amended criminal judgment entered upon a conditional plea of guilty to driving under the influence, reserving the right to appeal the order denying his motion in limine. Breiner argued computer-ge...

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