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North Dakota v. Campbell  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 246
Docket Number: 20160197

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Campbell appealed a criminal judgment after a jury found him guilty of murder for the 2014 stabbing death of Shannon Brunelle. The autopsy report stated Brunelle had seven lethal stab wounds in his back and neck...

North Dakota v. Mayland  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 244
Docket Number: 20160453

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Mayland appealed his conviction entered upon a jury finding him guilty of being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor fourth-offense, a class C felony. The...

Beach Railport, LLC v. Michels  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 240
Docket Number: 20160457

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Beach Railport, LLC commenced this action against the Donnell and Jeanne Michels, for the partition of real property in Golden Valley County. Beach Railport and the Michels each owned an undivided one-half inter...

WSI v. Questar Energy Services, Inc.  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 241
Docket Number: 20170059

Justia Opinion Summary: North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance ("WSI") appealed a judgment affirming a decision of an Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") that had reversed WSI's administrative reclassification of Questar Energy Services, Inc....

Interest of P.T.D.  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 248
Docket Numbers: 20170068, 20170069, 20170070, 20170071, 20170072

Justia Opinion Summary: A.D., mother of P.T.D., C.R.D., P.A.D., P.P.D., and N.A.D., appealed a juvenile court order finding her five children were deprived under N.D.C.C. 27-20-02(8). These proceedings arose after the State alleged the children...

Brew v. Brew  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 242
Docket Number: 20170073

Justia Opinion Summary: Shawn Brew appealed a judgment granting him a divorce from Jennifer Brew, distributing their marital property, and ordering him to pay child support. Shawn argued the district court's property distribution was inequitabl...

Estate of Eagon  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 243
Docket Number: 20170075

Justia Opinion Summary: Elda McKeown appealed a judgment ordering the distribution of Margie Eagon's estate to McKeown and her nine siblings. When the personal representative sought to close the estate, several of Margie Eagon's children object...

Clark v. State
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 238
Docket Number: 20170076
Berry v. Berry  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 245
Docket Number: 20170085

Justia Opinion Summary: Phyllis and Ronald Berry were divorced in a judgment entered on January 24, 2008. Following entry of the judgment, Phyllis Berry requested the district court reconsider its allocation of Ronald's military retirement bene...

North Dakota v. Crissler  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 249
Docket Number: 20170126

Justia Opinion Summary: Arthur Crissler appealed a district court judgment after a jury convicted him of possessing a weapon in a correctional facility. The charges arose from the search of Crissler's cell block on September 3, 2016 during whic...

Glaser v. N.D. Dept. of Transportation  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 253
Docket Number: 20170129

Justia Opinion Summary: The North Dakota Department of Transportation appealed a district court judgment reversing a Department hearing officer's decision to suspend Alexis Glaser's driving privileges for two years. The North Dakota Supreme Cou...

State v. Whetsel
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 237
Docket Number: 20170141
North Dakota v. Lark  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 251
Docket Number: 20170143

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, a Ward County North Dakota Narcotics Task Force Officer observed a black Dodge Charger traveling east bound in the west bound lane near 36th Avenue NE in Minot. A Minot police officer initiated a traffic stop fo...

Hallin v. Inland Oil & Gas Corporation  
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 254
Docket Number: 20170145

Justia Opinion Summary: Joan Hallin, John Hallin and Susan Bradford (collectively Hallin and Bradford) appeal from a judgment in favor of Inland Oil & Gas Corporation. In 2007, Hallin and Bradford each leased to Inland mineral interests they ow...

Wisham v. State
Date: October 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 ND 235
Docket Number: 20170164
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