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Vacancy in Judgeship No. 1, Southwest Judicial District
Date: September 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 224
Docket Number: 20150225

North Dakota v. New Holland
Date: August 31, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 223
Docket Number: 20140409

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2014, Bureau of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Arnie Rummel applied for a search warrant for the Darrell Schrum Trucking Shop in Dickey County, claiming there was probable cause to believe a stolen New Holla...

Disciplinary Board v. Matson
Date: August 31, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 222
Docket Numbers: 20150219, 20150221

Vacancy in Judgeship No. 3, Northeast Judicial District
Date: August 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 221
Docket Number: 20150160

Hale v. City of Minot
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 216
Docket Number: 20140337

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Hale, doing business as Bullwinkle Builders, Inc., ("Hale") appealed a district court order affirming a City of Minot Board of Appeals decision to affirm the denial of Hale's application for a building permit. In...

Gabaldon-Cochran v. Cochran
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 214
Docket Number: 20140338

Justia Opinion Summary: LaTanya Gabaldon, formerly known as LaTanya Gabaldon-Cochran, appealed a district court judgment granting her a divorce from Jeremy Cochran. Gabaldon argued the court's property distribution was not equitable, the court...

Anderson v. WSI
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 205
Docket Number: 20140346

Justia Opinion Summary: Calvin Anderson appealed a judgment affirming a Workforce Safety and Insurance ("WSI") decision approving a vocational rehabilitation plan. In January 2005, after slipping on an icy driveway and injuring his right should...

North Dakota v. Pogue
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 211
Docket Number: 20140355

Justia Opinion Summary: A Watford City police officer, initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle for exceeding the speed limit. The driver of the vehicle could not produce any form of identification, proof of insurance, or registration, but identif...

North Dakota v. Rufus
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 212
Docket Number: 20140378

Justia Opinion Summary: Galen Rufus appealed a criminal judgment entered after a bench trial finding him guilty of human trafficking. Rufus responded to an advertisement posted on Craigslist under "personals > casual encounters" by a Ward Count...

State v. Weight
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 219
Docket Number: 20140382

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed an information charging Taylor Weight with insurance fraud, a class A felony, and criminal mischief, a class B felony, for allegedly setting fire to his parents' combine. At the preliminary hearing, the d...

Freidig v. Weed
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 215
Docket Number: 20140387

Justia Opinion Summary: Laura Weed appeals from a judgment reforming a warranty deed and quieting title in a tract of land to Allan and Robin Freidig. In 2003, Weed hired David Hovendick, a registered land surveyor, to survey her house and a fi...

Matter of Hehn
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 218
Docket Number: 20140430

Justia Opinion Summary: Darl Hehn appealed an order denying his petition for discharge from civil commitment as a sexually dangerous individual. In 1997, Hehn pleaded guilty to two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of terrorizing....

North Dakota v. Weinmann
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 213
Docket Numbers: 20140432, 20140440

Justia Opinion Summary: James Weinmann, Jr. and Kayla Weinmann appealed a criminal judgment entered upon their conditional pleas of guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance (hashish), possession of a control...

Matter of J.G.
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 207
Docket Number: 20140448

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2002, J.G. was initially committed as a sexually dangerous individual based on the crime of indecent exposure which occurred when he was 12 years old. J.G. has unsuccessfully petitioned for discharge numerous...

Interest of Whitetail
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 ND 206
Docket Number: 20140455

Justia Opinion Summary: Nelson Whitetail, Sr. was committed as a sexually dangerous individual by court order on December 21, 2012. Whitetail appealed the commitment order, which the North Dakota Supreme Court affirmed. In 2014, Whitetail filed...

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