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Monday, August 21, 2017
New Opinion: Aug. 18
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 18.
September Term of Court
The September Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
Minority Justice Implementation Committee Aug. 24 agenda
The agenda for the Aug. 24 meeting of the Minority Justice Implementation Committee and the committee's Feb. 2 minutes have been posted.
Court rejects argument that lawyer fees violate free speech
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit U.S. News/AP: "An appeals court rejected a Bismarck lawyer's argument that mandatory fees to the North Dakota Bar Association violate his free speech rights because the money has gone to political activity he doesn't support."
  • Opinion Text: Fleck v. Wetch
  • Longtime former legislator dies at 83
    Bismarck Tribune: "One of the state's longest-serving legislators died Friday at the age of 83. 'The citizens of North Dakota lost a dedicated public servant today with the passing of William E. Kretschmar,' Gov. Doug Burgum said."
    Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration
    Reuters: "Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration."
  • Opinion Text: Meyer v. Uber
  • Mont.: Charges stick in MSU student's fatal drug overdose case, state Supreme Court rules
    Montana State Seal Billings Gazette: "The Montana Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the case against a university student implicated in the overdose death of a Billings woman."
  • Order Denying Petition for Supervision
  • Minn.: Supreme Court slashes fees owed by ex-CEO to Cirrus Aircraft
    Fargo Forum: "A wild reversal of fortunes took Alan Klapmeier from being the recipient of a $10 million verdict to owing more than $671,000 in a prolonged legal battle with Cirrus Aircraft, the Duluth-based company he co-founded more than 30 years ago."
  • Opinion Text: Klapmeier v. Cirrus Industries
  • Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court I with the District Court in Fargo has been posted.

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    Meet the Northeast judge applicants
    NEJD Applicants Four lawyers have applied to fill the Northeast Judicial District judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger. Here is some information on their backgrounds, education, and legal careers.
    Judge Hurly investiture set for Aug. 22
    Judge Michael Hurly A formal investiture ceremony for new Northeast Judicial District Judge Michael P. Hurly will be held at the Pierce County Courthouse in Rugby on Aug. 22 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Judge Hurly Biography
  • Hager named presiding judge of NECJD
    Judge Donald Hager Judge Donald Hager has been elected presiding judge of the Northeast Central Judicial District. He replaces Justice Jon Jensen, who is now serving on the Supreme Court.
  • Judge Hager Biography
  • SCJD to present 'Law School for Caring Professionals'
    The judges and judicial referees of the South Central Judicial District will present a Law School for Caring Professionals in September. Judges and referees will coordinate the sessions and other attorneys and professionals will assist in presenting information. Sessions will take place Sept. 12 and 26. Registration is required.
    Court seeks comment on judicial vacancy in NECJD
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Consultation seeking comment regarding the vacancy in Judgeship No. 3 in the Northeast Central Judicial District, with chambers in Grand Forks. Comments are due Sept. 11.
    Court seeks comment on proposed judicial redistricting
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment regarding judicial redistricting and is seeking comment regarding a proposal to move Walsh County to the Northeast Central Judicial District. Comments are due Sept. 11.
    Joint Procedure Committee seeks comment on domestic violence advocate rule
    At its Sept. 28-29 meeting, the Joint Procedure Committee will consider proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 34, the rule on domestic violence advocates. CAWS North Dakota has proposed allowing advocates to assist with sexual assault restraining order cases. Comments are due Sept. 27.
    Court seeks comment on proposed rule amendments
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment seeking feedback on the Joint Procedure Committee's proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Juvenile Procedure and Court. Comments are due Sept. 15.
  • Synopsis of Proposed Amendments

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    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Medical Legal Partnership Attorney with Legal Services of North Dakota in Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a City Attorney with the City of Dickinson has been posted.

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