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Ceynar v. Tesoro Logistics LP  
Date: April 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 112
Docket Number: 20160243

Justia Opinion Summary: The use of an easement must be consistent with the purpose of the original dedication. David and Virginia Ceynar appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Tesoro Logistics LP and McKenzie County. By arguing that...

Lizakowski v. Lizakowski  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 91
Docket Number: 20160072

Justia Opinion Summary: Chad Lizakowski appealed a divorce judgment distributing marital property and awarding spousal support and attorney fees. After review, the Supreme Court affirmed the district court's distribution of marital property and...

Everett v. North Dakota  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 93
Docket Number: 20160160

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007 a jury found Tilmer Everett guilty of gross sexual imposition. In August 2015 the district court entered an order barring Everett from future filings without the court's permission. In February 2016, Everett file...

Booth v. North Dakota  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 97
Docket Number: 20160200

Justia Opinion Summary: Jimmy Booth, Jr., appeals from a judgment denying his application for post-conviction relief based on allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel. Booth pled guilty to manufacturing a controlled substance, possessio...

Goodall v. Monson  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 92
Docket Number: 20160235

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles W.H. Monson, LeeAnn Tarter, and KayCee Williams ("the Monsons") appealed a district court judgment reforming a deed executed in 1980 and quieting title in favor of Steve Goodall, Robert Goodall, Anne Stout, Joann...

North Dakota v. Brewer  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 95
Docket Number: 20160241

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Brewer appealed this conviction on two counts of gross sexual imposition. The Supreme Court concluded Brewer waived his claim of error that the district court abused its discretion in allowing the State to admit...

Crawford v. N.D. Dep't of Transportation  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 103
Docket Number: 20160252

Justia Opinion Summary: Ryan Crawford appealed a district court judgment affirming a Department of Transportation decision suspending his driving privileges for two years. Crawford argued: (1) the arresting officer did not have grounds to initi...

Saari v. North Dakota  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 94
Docket Number: 20160263

Justia Opinion Summary: Dylan Saari was charged with the crime of accomplice to forgery, a class C felony. The charge came after an investigation into his girlfriend's attempt to post bond for him while Saari was detained on a probation revocat...

Estate of Nohle  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 100
Docket Number: 20160274

Justia Opinion Summary: Dori Lentz appealed an order and judgment denying her request to modify the distribution decrees of the Estate of Charlotte C. Nohle and ordering her to pay the estate's attorney's fees. After review, the Supreme Court a...

Ogren v. Sandaker  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 105
Docket Number: 20160279

Justia Opinion Summary: Jennifer Ogren, Lisa Marie Ogren Castle and Eric Marcus Ogren appeal from a summary judgment in favor of Marlene Sandaker, Karen Walden and Marlys Rulon. In 1958 Mike and Lorene Albert conveyed a 1/8th royalty interest t...

North Dakota v. Winegar  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 106
Docket Number: 20160281

Justia Opinion Summary: Jessica Klein appealed the district court's temporary order for custody after it denied her motion to transfer jurisdiction to Iowa. Klein argued the district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction and North Dakota was...

Everett v. North Dakota  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 111
Docket Number: 20160282

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007 a jury found Tilmer Everett guilty of gross sexual imposition. In August 2015 the district court entered an order barring Everett from future filings without the court's permission. In February 2016, Everett file...

Greene v. Matthys  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 107
Docket Number: 20160284

Justia Opinion Summary: Mechele Greene appealed a district court's judgment dismissing her claim without prejudice for failure to serve an affidavit from an expert witness on Gary Matthys, M.D., within three months of commencing the action unde...

Black Stone Minerals Co. v. Brokaw  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 110
Docket Number: 20160286

Justia Opinion Summary: Missouri River Royalty Corporation and Bauer Family LLP appeal a district court's order granting summary judgment to the defendants, most of whom are members of the Brokaw family (collectively "Brokaw"). In 1958, Lyman B...

North Dakota v. Gray  
Date: April 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 108
Docket Number: 20160289

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged David Gray with disorderly conduct for engaging in "harassing conduct by means of intrusive or unwanted acts, words, or gestures that are intended to adversely affect the safety, security, or privacy of...

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