A case involving the neighbors of a Minot bank expansion project has been heard by the North Dakota Supreme Court, where the neighbors argued that the city gave "special treatment" to the bank during the project. The litigation at the core of the controversyinvolved the number of parking spaces available for the project.
When you have a legal issue, there are typically two aspects of your case. There are the "merits" of your claim. This is what most people understand to be your legal issue. The merits of a case are important; if you have some problem that is not really suited for the courts, you may be frustrated by the process and unsatisfied by the results.
Most people, when they consider some issue worthy of bringing a lawsuit, assume they will have "their day in court." For some matters, this is true. Arrested for a drunk driving offense, you will go to court. Want to sue your neighbor for $100,000 in damage they caused to your home? That too, is a matter for which a North Dakota court would have jurisdiction.
Businesses are always concerned about litigation. It can be expensive and time-consuming, and when prolonged, it can be very distracting to the operation of your business. But, litigation involving other entities may be instructive for your business. It may provide examples of conduct to avoid or provide a warning of transactions that can lead to business disputes that lead to court.
A common type of business litigation that occurs between parties is a breach of contract. Contracts are basic to much of the operation of business in North Dakota and they generally facilitate the smooth flow of commerce and services in the economy.
During boom times, everyone seems happy. Employers are busy and in a rush to hire employees. Workers flock to these areas, ready to grab any job, and other businesses strive to either open new locations in these areas or to work with other businesses already there as suppliers or providing other support.
Many people believe that a prenuptial agreement is only for rich couples. They believe this arrangement is only for people bringing millions of dollars into a marriage. This is far from the truth.
Written by Attorney Ross A. Nilson of Brudvik Law Office, P.C.