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Law v. Whittet
Date: January 22, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 16
Docket Number: 20140268

Justia Opinion Summary: Nicholas Law appealed a district court amended judgment that awarded Danielle Whittet parenting time every alternating week and ordered Law to pay child support. The North Dakota Supreme Court addressed this case previou...

Nemec v. Disciplinary Board
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 15
Docket Number: 20110136

North Dakota v. Galvez
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 14
Docket Number: 20140029

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2012, defendant-appellant Juan Galvez was charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition, both class A felonies, for engaging in sexual acts with two minor girls. According to the complaint, the girls wer...

Mertz v. Mertz
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 13
Docket Number: 20140072

Justia Opinion Summary: Mervyn Mertz appeals from a district court divorce judgment distributing marital assets and debts and ordering him to pay spousal support. He argues the district court erroneously awarded permanent spousal support and th...

North Dakota v. Kovalevich
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 11
Docket Number: 20140091

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Sean Kovalevich was charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of corruption of a minor. The State alleged Kovalevich engaged in a sexual act with a minor female at a hotel in Gr...

North Dakota v. Birchfield
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 6
Docket Number: 20140109

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, defendant-appellant Danny Birchfield drove into a ditch in Morton County. A highway patrol officer arrived at the scene, believed Birchfield was intoxicated, and asked Birchfield to perform field sobriety tests,...

State v. Washburn
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 8
Docket Number: 20140154

Combs v. Lund
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 10
Docket Number: 20140163

Justia Opinion Summary: Justin Combs and Lisa Combs were in the midst of a divorce. Dallas Lund was dating Lisa. In the early hours of March 23, 2014, Lisa had an argument with one of her children at the Combs' residence. The argument became ph...

Ratchenski v. Lindell
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 5
Docket Number: 20140180

Johnson v. North Dakota
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 7
Docket Number: 20140191

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Robert L. Johnson was charged with one count of simple assault and two counts of contact by bodily fluid or excrement. Johnson was tried and convicted of all three counts. Because of improper jury instructions,...

State v. Evans
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 4
Docket Number: 20140218

Keller v. N.D. Dep't of Transportation
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 9
Docket Number: 20140238

Justia Opinion Summary: A Beulah police officer observed Jesse Keller driving with an obstructed license plate. Keller turned his vehicle into a parking lot and stopped. The officer parked next to Keller's vehicle and, when Keller exited the ve...

Interest of M.S.
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 3
Docket Number: 20140435

Interest of L.B.
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 12
Docket Number: 20140447

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2014, Dr. Gabriela Balf-Soran filed an involuntary commitment petition claiming L.B. was mentally ill and chemically dependent. On November 13, 2014, Carmen Johnson and Dr. Lacey Armstrong filed a Report of E...

Interest of E.L.
Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 2
Docket Number: 20140462

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