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Monday, July 23, 2018
New Opinions: July 18
The Supreme Court posted nine new opinions on July 18.
State Law Library remains open during repairs
Water damage at State Law Library An unexpected break in a water valve left parts of the State Law Library deluged late yesterday afternoon. Catie Palsgraaf, Citizen Access Coordinator for the North Dakota Legal Self-Help Center, said that although large parts of the library will be off limits while repairs are made, the library will remain open to the public.
Minn. high court rules squabbling employers must pay attorney fees
Minnesota Great Seal Business Insurance: "The Supreme Court of Minnesota on Wednesday upheld a Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals decision that ruled both a man's current and former employers must pay reasonable attorney fees after arguing over who is responsible for an aggravation of an earlier back injury."
  • Opinion Link: Hufnagel v. Deer River Health Care Center
  • Montana Supreme Court upholds decision on Hughes Creek gate
    Ravalli Republic: "Landowners hoping to keep the public locked out of Hughes Creek lost an appeal to the Montana Supreme Court [July 17]. But that doesn't mean the gate that's barred access to the upper reaches of the Hughes Creek road for 40 years will come down anytime soon."
  • Opinion Link: Bugli v. Ravalli County

  • North Dakota

    Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference set for Aug. 15-17
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them Aug. 15 -17 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the bar.
    U.S. court rejects Allergan bid to shield patents through tribe deal
    Reuters: "A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe."
  • Opinion Link: Allergan v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals

  • Minnesota
    Minn.: Ex. inmate's mission -- keep others from going back to prison
    MPR News: "On a Wednesday in March, Sammy's Avenue Eatery in north Minneapolis was packed. Tables were filled with people gathering for meetings, food or both. Among them was James Badue-El, a slight man with a booming voice and large smile."

    South Dakota

    Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in Billings homicide
    Montana State Seal Associated Press: "The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a Billings homicide, ruling the defendant was wrongly denied the opportunity to question whether a key witness could accurately recall the details of the shooting because she may have been under the influence of methamphetamine."
  • Opinion Link: State v. Polak

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