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City of Bismarck v. Sokalski
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 94
Docket Number: 20150151

Justia Opinion Summary: Barbara Sokalski appealed after a jury convicted her of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. After review of the arguments she made on appeal, the North Dakota Supreme Court concluded the district court did...

Thompson v. North Dakota
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 101
Docket Number: 20150157

Justia Opinion Summary: Ronald Thompson appealed an order denying his application for post-conviction relief. In 1991 Thompson was charged with gross sexual imposition and received a court appointed defense lawyer. In 1992 Thompson pled guilty...

Guardianship/Conservatorship of R.G.
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 96
Docket Number: 20150184

Justia Opinion Summary: K.P. appealed an order appointing a conservator and co-guardians for his adult uncle, R.G. In September 2014, R.G. lived in one of several mobile homes on land in rural McKenzie County owned by him and members of his fam...

Cheetah Properties 1, LLC v. Panther Pressure Testers, Inc.
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 102
Docket Number: 20150198

Justia Opinion Summary: Cheetah Properties 1, LLC and Panther Pressure Testers, Inc. entered into a commercial lease agreement with an initial term that commenced on April 15, 2014, and ended on December 31, 2014. On January 19, 2015, Cheetah b...

Schmuck v. Schmuck
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 87
Docket Number: 20150210

Justia Opinion Summary: Alane Schmuck, now known as Alane Dosmann, appeals from a district court's divorce judgment denying her an award of spousal support and declining to retain jurisdiction over spousal support. Dosmann filed for divorce in...

North Dakota v. Wilkie
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 97
Docket Numbers: 20150214, 20150215

Justia Opinion Summary: Taylor Wilkie appealed an order revoking bail and forfeiting bond after the district court found he violated a condition of the bond order relating to his arrest for a drug crime. Wilkie argued the court erred by requiri...

26th Street Hospitality v. Real Builders
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 95
Docket Number: 20150259

Justia Opinion Summary: 26th Street Hospitality, LLP appealed a district court's order granting a motion to compel arbitration; order lifting a stay in the proceedings, confirming the arbitration award, and awarding post-judgment interest; and...

North Dakota v. Van Zomeren
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 98
Docket Number: 20150267

Justia Opinion Summary: Austin Van Zomeren appealed after a jury found him guilty of driving with a blood alcohol concentration of at least .08 percent. Before trial, Van Zomeren moved to suppress the blood test, arguing he did not voluntarily...

North Dakota v. Rogahn
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 93
Docket Number: 20150297

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, a confidential informant ("CI") working with the Ward County Narcotics Task Force met with and purchased a substance from Trisha Engstrom. The substance was identified as likely being marijuana. Engstrom left th...

State v. Trower
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 88
Docket Number: 20150306

Grzeskowiak v. North Dakota
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 99
Docket Number: 20150325

Justia Opinion Summary: Peter Grzeskowiak appealed an order summarily denying his application for post-conviction relief. In 2013, Grzeskowiak was charged with physical obstruction of a government function and two counts of mistreating animals...

North Dakota v. Andres
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 90
Docket Number: 20150328

Justia Opinion Summary: North Dakota and Shannon Strating appealed a district court order granting Strating and Ken Andres equal residential responsibility of Strating and Andres' child. Strating and Andres were the non-marital parents of one c...

State v. Timm
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 92
Docket Number: 20150332

The Next Step v. Redmon
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 85
Docket Number: 20150333

Justia Opinion Summary: The Next Step, an unincorporated association, and Jamie Redmon, an individual, both claimed title to residential real property in Minot. Both parties claimed ownership through different quitclaim deeds they alleged were...

Plains Marketing, LP v. Mountrail Cty. Bd. of Cty. Comm'rs
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 100
Docket Number: 20150346

Justia Opinion Summary: Plains Marketing, LP and Van Hook Crude Terminal, LLC, appealed an order affirming a Mountrail County Board of County Commissioners' decision to deny their application for an abatement of 2013 real estate taxes for three...

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