These lawsuits were filed because of the activities of commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk as candidates, not because of anything they did in the execution of their duties as commissioners. There’s no reason that North Dakotans should be on the hook for their personal political decisions.
A prominent East Grand Forks construction firm appeared in federal court in Minneapolis Friday, seeking the dismissal of a federal fraud charges it faces. R.J. Zavoral and Sons’ attorney Kyle Hart and U.S. Attorney David Fuller spent 25 minutes pleading their cases in front of Chief Judge Michael J. Davis, who took Zavoral’s motion to dismiss under advisement.
A federal jury sided against ConAgra Foods Inc. and a subcontractor Friday in awarding roughly $181 million in damages to three workers severely injured in a 2010 explosion at a southern Illinois grain elevator.
Seeking a dismissal of a lawsuit against their client, attorneys for an East Grand Forks construction firm accused of fraud say the government has made an “overreaching interpretation” of federal law and that the government still has not proven portions of its fraud claim.
The Minnesota Supreme Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the maker of Marlboro Lights on Wednesday, ruling that the state's 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry bars the case from going forward.
A North Dakota man is suing BNSF Railway for injuries he sustained on two separate occasions. Cary Jurgens, of Mandan, says in a federal lawsuit that he suffered "severe and disabling" injuries as a result of a June 2009 accident near Mandan and a February 2010 incident near Fargo.
An opinion issued Friday from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a Fargo federal judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit over the monument. The Freethinkers sued Fargo over the Ten Commandments monument, claiming it violated First Amendment rights protecting against government establishment of religion.
A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the Interior Department.
Eight American Indian students at UND who have sued the university, the state and top state officials over the Fighting Sioux nickname have urged the federal court to “move as expeditiously as possible to prevent further violations of (their) civil rights.”
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