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PHI Financial Services, Inc. v. Johnston Law Office, P.C.
Date: January 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 20
Docket Number: 20150008

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Thomas and Mari Grabanski and John and Dawn Keeley formed Keeley Grabanski Land Partnership for the purpose of purchasing land in Texas. In 2008 the Grabanskis and Keeleys formed G & K Farms for the purpose of f...

Titan Machinery, Inc. v. Patterson Enterprises, Inc.
Date: January 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 19
Docket Number: 20150025

Justia Opinion Summary: Patterson Enterprises, Inc., appealed and Titan Machinery, Inc., cross-appealed a judgment and an order denying their post-judgment motions after the district court ordered Patterson to pay Titan $88,707.75 due under sev...

Estate of Glasoe v. Williams County
Date: January 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 18
Docket Number: 20150095

Justia Opinion Summary: Darwin Glasoe was the record title holder to a home in Williston when he died in 2003. His widow was appointed the personal representative of the estate, but she died shortly thereafter. No action was taken to further es...

North Dakota v. Ballard
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 8
Docket Number: 20140333

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeremy Ballard appealed a district court judgment after he conditionally pled guilty to drug charges, reserving the right to challenge the denial of his motion to suppress evidence. He argued the district court should ha...

Wanttaja v. Wanttaja
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 14
Docket Number: 20140436

Justia Opinion Summary: Caroline Wanttaja appealed a divorce judgment and from an order denying her motion to correct a clerical error or for a new trial. After review of the matter, the Supreme Court concluded the district court did not abuse...

State v. Suelzle
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 4
Docket Number: 20150004

Palmer v. 999 Quebec, Inc.
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 17
Docket Number: 20150031

Justia Opinion Summary: Deborah Palmer, surviving spouse of Gary J. Palmer, appeals from a summary judgment dismissing Palmer's negligence claim against A.W. Kuettel & Sons, Inc. Gary Palmer was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of cancer, in...

North Dakota v. Knox
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 15
Docket Number: 20150125

Justia Opinion Summary: Dustin Knox was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while his license was suspended. He appealed his eventual conviction, arguing the district cour...

Johnson v. State
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 3
Docket Number: 20150130

North Dakota v. Hannah
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 11
Docket Number: 20150144

Justia Opinion Summary: Watford City Police responded to a call reporting an assault occurring in a vehicle parked along a downtown street. The reporting witness alleged to have seen an individual in the vehicle's driver's seat repeatedly hitti...

North Dakota v. Horning
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 10
Docket Number: 20150148

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a district court order denying forfeiture of $16,420 in U.S. currency seized by law enforcement during a traffic stop. Deputy Sheriff Rich Hoffer stopped Karl Horning after he failed to stop at a stop...

Ritter v. Ritter
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 16
Docket Number: 20150202

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012 Joshua Ritter and Tara McDonald (formerly Ritter) divorced via stipulation. The parties agreed Tara would have primary residential responsibility of their two minor children, Joshua's parenting time would be dete...

State v. Russell
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 7
Docket Number: 20150205

Forster v. Flaagan
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 12
Docket Number: 20150207

Justia Opinion Summary: Adam Flaagan and Lindsay Forster (now known as Lindsay Seitz) were the parents of J.F.F. A 2010 judgment awarded Forster primary residential responsibility and awarded Flaagan parenting time. Under the judgment, Flaagan'...

North Dakota v. Atkins
Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 13
Docket Number: 20150211

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Cody Atkins with a class AA felony for gross sexual imposition for acts that allegedly occurred in November 2013. At the probable cause hearing following Atkins' initial appearance, the State moved to a...

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