U.S. Supreme Court March 25 arguments

Monday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether district courts must defer to agency interpretations of statutes and a case and a case on whether punitive damages are available in injury suits involving a breach of a general maritime duty.

Jerome W. Shermoen 1927-2019

Longtime attorney Jerome W. Shermoen has died. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 1952 and practiced law in Fargo and International Falls, Minn. A celebration of his life will be held at 5 p.m. on April 26 at the Elks Lodge in International Falls.

U.S. Supreme Court opinions: March 20

The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a case on whether a law firm conducting a foreclosure is a "debt collector" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and a case stemming from a lawsuit against Google for alleged violations of the Stored Communications Act.