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JUDGE REJECTS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO DISMISS ND LAWSUIT FOR RECOVERY OF COSTS RELATED TO DAPL PROTESTS

August 19, 2020

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Traynor denied the U.S Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss North Dakota’s lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking recovery of damages relating to protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2017 and 2018, allowing four out of five of the State’s claims to move forward.


STENEHJEM JOINS BIPARTISAN COALITION URGING FEDERAL ACTION REGARDING COVID-19 TREATMENT DRUG

August 5, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan coalition in sending a letter to the US Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration, urging those agencies to use their legal authority to increase the availability of Remdesivir.


STENEHJEM STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN SORUM

July 30, 2020

“We expect this will resolve various disputes over mineral ownership under the lake, and mineral royalties that have been held in suspense by companies for years now can be distributed to their rightful owners,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


STENEHJEM ISSUES CEASE & DESIST ORDER AGAINST BOGUS DEBT SETTLEMENT COMPANY

July 23, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a Cease & Desist Order against three Florida residents Richard Wade, Lemuel Thompson, David Anderson, and Better Business Marketing, Inc., doing business as “Berry Law Group,” for violating North Dakota’s consumer fraud laws.


COVID-19 CASE INFORMATION PROTECTED BY LAW

July 16, 2020

The Department of Health did not violate the law when it declined to provide Information relating to COVID-19 cases contained in protected disease control records.


REDACTED INFORMATION WAS NOT PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW

July 15, 2020

The City of Fargo violated the law when it redacted information from an email because the contents of the email did not fit within the exceptions to the open records law.


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER SCAM CALLS ON THE RISE AGAIN

July 14, 2020

Attorney General Stenehjem is warning North Dakotans of a recent increase in the number of people reporting scam calls claiming that their social security number had been compromised. Unfortunately, several people have fallen victim to the scam.


FRAUDULENT OUT-OF-STATE DEBT COLLECTORS BANNED IN NORTH DAKOTA

July 13, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued three Cease & Desist Orders against fraudulent business operators who violated the state’s consumer fraud and debt collection laws. 


STENEHJEM SUSPENDS LICENSE FOR POWERHOUSE GAMING, INC

July 8, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today suspended the license of Powerhouse Gaming, Inc., after confirming that apparently pirated software was installed in its electronic pull tab devices in the state. 


DISCUSSIONS DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION

July 8, 2020

The executive session discussion between the Williston Public School District #1 and its attorney met the definition of attorney consultation, and was authorized by law.