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Flynn v. Hurley Enterprises, Inc.
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 58
Docket Number: 20130426

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-appellants Arlen and Beverly Flynn appealed the dismissal of their action against Hurley Enterprises, Inc., for maintaining a public or private nuisance near their property in McKenzie County. The Supreme Cour...

Baker v. Autos, Inc.
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 57
Docket Number: 20140033

Justia Opinion Summary: Darilyn Baker appealed a district court order denying her motion for class action certification. In 2007, Baker purchased a car from Autos, Inc., d.b.a. Global Auto. Baker financed the purchase of the car by trading in h...

Bleick v. N.D. Dep't of Human Services
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 63
Docket Number: 20140103

Justia Opinion Summary: Shirley Bleick appealed a district court order affirming a Department of Human Services' decision denying her application for Medicaid benefits. The Supreme Court affirmed, concluding a preponderance of the evidence supp...

City of Napoleon v. Kuhn
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 75
Docket Number: 20140134

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from plaintiff-appellant Leona Kuhn's improper disposal of debris from her house in the Napoleon city dump in late June 2013, after her house had been severely damaged by fire. The City of Napoleon main...

North Dakota v. Owens
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 68
Docket Numbers: 20140142, 20140143

Justia Opinion Summary: In a June 2012 complaint, the State charged Billy Owens with leading a criminal association for purposes of committing felonious acts, and with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault for allegedly agreeing with one or m...

North Dakota v. Barnes
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 64
Docket Number: 20140159

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2013, Joseph Barnes made an initial appearance in the district court after being arrested and charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol, a class A misdemeanor. Barnes was also charged for drivi...

North Dakota v. Steen
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 66
Docket Number: 20140160

Justia Opinion Summary: Issac Steen owned property located outside Williston in Williams County. The property contained a garbage dump. Law enforcement located the body of Jack Sjol within the garbage dump. Sjol had been missing for three weeks...

Eggers v. Eggers
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 65
Docket Number: 20140165

Justia Opinion Summary: Timothy Eggers and Kimberly Eggers were married in 2002 and were residents of North Dakota. They had three minor children. Kimberly filed for divorce in 2012. She worked until 2008, after which both parties agreed she wo...

North Dakota v. Berg
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 61
Docket Numbers: 20140175, 20140176

Justia Opinion Summary: Carrie Jean Berg appealed criminal judgments entered on guilty pleas for two counts of gross sexual imposition against a minor child. The Supreme Court affirmed, concluding Berg waived her factual argument regarding the...

Rencountre v. North Dakota
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 62
Docket Number: 20140197

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning hours of October 10, 2010, a desk clerk at a Minot hotel was shot. Defendant Allen Rencountre was staying at the hotel and the shooting was recorded by the hotel's front desk security camera. Rencoun...

North Dakota v. Dahl
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 72
Docket Number: 20140216

Justia Opinion Summary: Stacy Dahl appealed the criminal judgment entered following a conditional plea of guilty for the charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver. The Supreme Court affirmed, conclu...

Irwin v. City of Minot
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 60
Docket Number: 20140217

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert and Donna Irwin owned a little over eight acres property located in Ward County. In 2011, the Souris River in Ward County flooded. The City of Minot acted to combat the flood by constructing emergency earthen dike...

Jordet v. Jordet
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 76
Docket Number: 20140221

Justia Opinion Summary: Bradley Jordet appealed district court orders consolidating cases, adopting a judicial referee's decision denying his request for a money judgment against Tracy Jordet, and denying his motion for a new trial or amended f...

Jordet v. Jordet
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 73
Docket Number: 20140232

Justia Opinion Summary: Bradley and Tracy Jordet were divorced in 2010. Bradley was awarded primary residential responsibility for the parties' two children and Tracy was ordered to pay child support. Bradley was ordered to pay Tracy rehabilita...

North Dakota v. Booth
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 59
Docket Numbers: 20140256, 20140257, 20140258

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and four counts of endangerment of a child. Defendant was assigned an attorney and waived his right to a preliminary hear...

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