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Estate of Brakke  
Date: February 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 34
Docket Number: 20160045

Justia Opinion Summary: Bell State Bank & Trust, as trustee of the Bradley K. Brakke Trust, appealed a judgment approving a settlement and dismissing Timothy Brakke's petition challenging Bradley Brakke's capacity to create the Trust. After rev...

GEM Razorback, LLC v. Zenergy, Inc.  
Date: February 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 33
Docket Number: 20160170

Justia Opinion Summary: GEM Razorback, LLC appealed a judgment dismissing its declaratory judgment action because GEM failed to exhaust administrative remedies, and dismissing its claim for specific performance because GEM could not establish t...

Beylund v. Levi  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 30
Docket Numbers: 20140133, 20140315

Justia Opinion Summary: After the United States Supreme Court remanded these administrative license suspension cases to the North Dakota Supreme Court for further proceedings under "Birchfield v. North Dakota," (136 S.Ct. 2160 (2016)), the Nort...

Klein v. Sletto  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 26
Docket Number: 20160048

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevin and Lynn Klein appealed a judgment dismissing their claims and quieting title to certain real property in Gregory Sletto. The Supreme Court affirmed, concluding the district court did not err in granting summary ju...

Tillich v. Bruce  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 21
Docket Number: 20160094

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Joni Tillich, Nicole LaFloe, Shawn Marcellais, Lisa DeCoteau, and Lynn Boughey filed an action in district court against defendants Don Bruce, Vinier Davis, and Linda Davis. The complaint alleged a tort claim...

Krenz v. XTO Energy, Inc.  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 19
Docket Number: 20160096

Justia Opinion Summary: XTO Energy, Inc., appealed and Darwin and Jean Krenz cross-appealed a judgment awarding the Krenzes $800,000 for a pipeline trespass and ordering the parties to abide by certain documents for their future relationship af...

Norberg v. Norberg  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 14
Docket Number: 20160098

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was the result of a long history between Jon Norberg and Alonna Knorr. Once married, they divorced after Knorr alleged Norberg sexually abused her after drugging her with Propofol. Knorr's allegations resulted...

Beckstrand v. Beckstrand  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 20
Docket Numbers: 20160105, 20160106

Justia Opinion Summary: Justin Beckstrand and James Beckstrand, through his surviving spouse, Cynthia, appealed a judgment awarding $164,202.40 in 2015 farm rental payments to Julie Beckstrand, the personal representative of John Beckstrand's e...

Burk v. North Dakota  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 25
Docket Number: 20160108

Justia Opinion Summary: Willard Burk appealed a judgment declaring his claim that the State, through the Board of University and School Lands, and the Tax Commissioner (collectively "State"), wrongfully withheld gross production and extraction...

Glass v. Glass  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 17
Docket Number: 20160112

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandra Glass-Lenertz appealed an amended judgment terminating James Glass's spousal support obligation to her. The Supreme Court affirmed, concluding the district court did not abuse its discretion in terminating spousal...

Cody v. North Dakota  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 29
Docket Number: 20160138

Justia Opinion Summary: Wesley Cody appealed a district court order denying his application for post-conviction relief. In 2013, Cody was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment related to a stabbing incident in Morton County....

Snider v. Dickinson Elks Building, LLC  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND
Docket Number: 20160145

Justia Opinion Summary: Rick Snider and Janan Snider, doing business as RJ Snider Construction ("Snider"), appealed the grant of summary judgment, forfeiting a construction lien against the property that formerly housed the Dickinson Elks Lodge...

Matter of C.D.G.E.  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 13
Docket Number: 20160150

Justia Opinion Summary: C.D.G.E. was born in 2010. Since 2014, J.E. had primary residential responsibility of the child. A.P. was obligated to pay monthly child support payments. J.E. petitioned the district court to terminate A.P.'s parental r...

Hoverson v. Hoverson  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 27
Docket Number: 20160175

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandra Hoverson appeals a district court order resolving a parenting time dispute. She argued the district court improperly modified parenting time without a formal motion filed by either party. After review, the Supreme...

Rathbun v. Rathbun  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 24
Docket Number: 20160180

Justia Opinion Summary: Samuel Rathbun appealed a district court order modifying his child and spousal support obligations. Samuel argued the district court erred by not modifying his child support. The Supreme Court concluded a district court...

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