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Tangedal v. Mertens  
Date: August 25, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 170
Docket Number: 20150324

Justia Opinion Summary: Joan and Shane Tangedal appealed the grant of summary judgment dismissing their negligence claim against the Lake Region District Health Unit and denying their motion to amend their complaint to add a Lake Region employe...

Adams v. Adams  
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 169
Docket Number: 20150365

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court granted the parties a divorce in April 2013 and after an October 2013 trial, issued an amended supplemental judgment in June 2014 dividing the parties' complex marital estate valued at approximately $4...

Horob v. Zavanna, LLC  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 168
Docket Number: 20150203

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandra Horob, Steven Poeckes, Steve Shae, Mike Shae and Paul Shae, the successors to the interests of John and Bernice Shae ("Horob plaintiffs"), appealed the grant of summary judgment deciding ownership of an oil and ga...

North Dakota v. Engelhorn  
Date: August 22, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 167
Docket Number: 20160058

Justia Opinion Summary: According to Deputy Sheriff Curt Olson's affidavit, he approached a running vehicle, responding to an early-morning report the vehicle was in a ditch. Olson saw the driver sleeping inside the vehicle. The driver identifi...

Vacancy in Judgeship No. 5, Northeast Central Judicial District
Date: August 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 166
Docket Number: 20160193
2015 Application for Permit to Enter Land  
Date: August 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 165
Docket Numbers: 20150311, 20150312

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated appeals, several landowners appealed district court orders granting the Cass County Joint Water Resource District (District) permission to enter their respective properties. The Landowners argued that the...

North Dakota v. Mercier  
Date: August 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 160
Docket Number: 20150275

Justia Opinion Summary: Claude Mercier appealed after he pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, reserving the right to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress evidence. Because the district court...

Snider v. Dickinson Elks Building, LLC  
Date: August 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 162
Docket Number: 20150343

Justia Opinion Summary: Dickinson Elks Building, LLC, appealed after the district court forfeited a construction lien filed by Rick and Janan Snider, doing business as RJ Snider Construction, and awarded the Dickinson Elks attorney's fees. In D...

North Dakota v. Garnder  
Date: August 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 161
Docket Number: 20150368

Justia Opinion Summary: Alfred Garnder appealed after a jury found him guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license. On appeal, he argued the district court should not have denied his challenges of the p...

Ell v. Dep't of Transportation  
Date: August 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 164
Docket Number: 20160068

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellant Tyler Ell appealed the affirmance of a Department of Transportation decision to suspend his driving privileges for 91 days. Ell argued the Department erred in suspending his license because there was...

New Public Sch. Dist. #8 v. North Dakota Bd. of Public Sch. Edu.  
Date: August 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 163
Docket Number: 20160093

Justia Opinion Summary: New Public School District #8 appealed a judgment affirming the State Board of Public School Education's decision approving annexation of certain real properties to the Williston School District. New Public School Distri...

North Dakota v. Heier  
Date: July 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 158
Docket Number: 20160039

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the landlord of a Bismarck apartment building called police to report an odor of marijuana coming from apartment 10. Noah Hoffer rented apartment 10. Three Bismarck Police officers responded to the call and note...

State v. Hoffer
Date: July 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 159
Docket Number: 20160040
Peterson v. Peterson  
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 157
Docket Number: 20150363

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert and Vineca Peterson divorced in 1996. The district court ordered Robert to pay spousal support of $1,500 per month until Vineca either died or remarried. In January 2015 Vineca petitioned the district court to fin...

Interest of D.W.  
Date: July 25, 2016
Citation: 2016 ND 156
Docket Number: 20160002

Justia Opinion Summary: D.W. was civilly committed as a sexually dangerous individual in June 2004. D.W. requested discharge from civil commitment in December 2014. The district court found the State's expert, Dr. Jennifer Krance, and the indep...

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