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    • The Sudden Emergency Doctrine Should Be Eliminated in Motor Vehicle Crash Cases

      The Sudden Emergency Doctrine Should Be Eliminated in Motor Vehicle Crash Cases

      The sudden emergency doctrine is a doctrine of tort law in which a person who is confronted with a sudden unexpected situation not of his or her making and acts reasonably will not be held liable even if those actions […]

    • Business Law: How to Keep Employees from Competing in a No-Non-Compete State?

      Business Law: How to Keep Employees from Competing in a No-Non-Compete State?

      Many employers in North Dakota, particularly those with headquarters out of state, often find out about a unique aspect of North Dakota business law once it is too late. Only after an employee quits and starts a competing business does […]

    • ND Drunk Driving/Refusal Case to be Reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

      ND Drunk Driving/Refusal Case to be Reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

      Despite the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Missouri v. McNeely and essentially protecting operating while intoxicated (OWI) defendants nationwide from being forced to take blood tests without their consent unless police have a warrant, 13 states, including North Dakota and Minnesota, have made it a crime to refuse to take such a test. The United State’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases on whether it is a constitutional violation to criminalize refusal to submit to warrantless blood tests. The two leading cases include Birchfield v. North Dakota and Bernard v. Minnesota.