A federal judge approved a settlement Monday for a class-action lawsuit against the city of Fargo over excessive traffic fines, but now there’s a new issue on the horizon, dealing with class members’ privacy.
Documents filed in U.S. District Court show that 13,900 people filed valid claims within the prescribed time period to be reimbursed under a class-action lawsuit filed by Stephanie Sauby of West Fargo and James Burns of Fargo.
An Oklahoma man accused of hiring his handyman to kill a North Dakota dentist has waived extradition and will be returned to North Dakota to face a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Gene Kirkpatrick, 63, Jones, Okla., is accused of paying Michael Nakvinda, 41, $3,000 to kill Philip Gattuso, who was Kirkpatrick’s son-in-law. Nakvinda is charged with murder.
Forum Communications/Associated Press
, November 21, 2009
A Red Lake, Minn., man must serve five years in prison and three years of supervised release for pouring scalding water and food on a woman, causing third-degree burns on her head, shoulders, arms and back, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release.
Federal court officials in North Dakota are scrambling to reassign dozens of cases handled by the late U.S. District Judge Rodney Webb, who died earlier this month. Some of them are complicated civil matters that have been on the docket for years.
A respected public servant and one of the UND School of Law’s best friends, Judge Rodney Webb, passed away Sunday afternoon at age 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Webb was a judge who liked lawyers and lawyers-in-training, liked the intellectual tug of war of the law, and especially liked presiding over the swearing in of new citizens.
Tu-Uyen Tran and Patrick Springer
, August 10, 2009
A federal jury in Bismarck convicted Howard O. Kieffer, Duluth, in April on charges of mail fraud and false statements in impersonating a lawyer. A June 30 sentencing date had been set in Bismarck but was delayed until July 30 to allow more time to prepare a pre-sentence investigation report. The report typically includes the defendant’s criminal and personal history.
Tracy Ann Rankin, who once ran the King of the Jungle child care center, is accused of bilking five banks out of $76,183 in a scheme that involved the identity theft of two people. Rankin pleaded not guilty to all seven counts when she made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Fargo.
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