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100 lawyers in a room: Target case draws the suits to St. Paul

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Target data breach is now the subject of a massive court case, and Wednesday, nearly 100 lawyers from across the country crowded into a St. Paul courtroom as the legal jockeying began.

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Lawsuits filed against oil companies for flaring

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON North Dakota mineral owners filed lawsuits Wednesday against 10 oil and gas companies seeking damages for natural gas that was flared. Continue Reading

Four tribes get $101M from settled trust lawsuits

November 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The money was awarded in August after the tribes agreed to drop lawsuits and accept the settlements.
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Lonny Winrich, Grand Forks, column: Candidates, not taxpayers, should pay legal expenses

October 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

These lawsuits were filed because of the activities of commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk as candidates, not because of anything they did in the execution of their duties as commissioners. There’s no reason that North Dakotans should be on the hook for their personal political decisions. Continue Reading

Renville County Road 11 will remain open for harvest to Oct. 8

September 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Acting as the road authority, the Renville County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday not to allow a contractor to close a three-mile stretch of County Road 11 until Oct. 8.
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American Indian students at UND warn against delays in their Fighting Sioux nickname lawsuit

April 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Eight American Indian students at UND who have sued the university, the state and top state officials over the Fighting Sioux nickname have urged the federal court to “move as expeditiously as possible to prevent further violations of (their) civil rights.” Continue Reading

Two N.D. organizations threaten lawsuit against two Public Service Commissioners

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two North Dakota organizations are threatening to sue if Public Service Commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk don’t remove themselves from making decisions about the South Heart Coal mining permit application. Continue Reading

Feds file suit against East Grand Forks contractor

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The complaint says R.J. Zavoral and Sons mislead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps and the U.S. Small Business Administration on a portion of East Grand Forks’ flood-control project. The firm allegedly partnered with a minority-owned firm to acquire the contract, but did most of the work itself, contradicting the conditions of the contract. Continue Reading

Nickname defenders assert tribal sovereignty

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Spirit Lake group suing NCAA argues against dismissalThe Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe’s attorney relies heavily on the contested 1969 “naming ceremony” that allegedly gave UND the right to use the Sioux name. Continue Reading

High court sides with Idaho property owners over EPA order

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for Mike and Chantell Sackett, whose property near a scenic lake has sat undisturbed since the Environmental Protection Agency ordered a halt in work in 2007. The agency said part of the property was a wetlands that could not disturbed without a permit. Continue Reading

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