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Minot bank parking variance case goes to N.D. Supreme Court

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.

Have you exhausted your administrative remedies?

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.

$950K fine leads to dispute over North Dakota agency jurisdiction

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.

Litigation and the terms of a contract

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.

Bust for oil fields may mean boot times for litigation

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.


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