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ACTIVE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE RECORDS ARE EXEMPT FROM RELEASE

February 9, 2018

The City of Bismarck did not violate the law when it declined to provide certain police records relating to 2016 protests in Morton county, because at the time of the request there were related criminal cases still open or subject to appeal in Morton County.


ALLOWABLE CHARGES FOR PUBLIC RECORDS

February 9, 2018

A public entity is authorized by law to charge $25 per hour, after the first hour, for locating records and may require payment of any estimated charges before locating, redacting, making, or mailing the requested records.


MULTISTATE DRUG SETTLEMENT CHECKS ISSUED

February 9, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem participated in a multistate action against pharmaceutical companies over pricing of a name brand drug and generic versions. Settlement checks were issued earlier this week to individuals with qualifying claims. 


PENNSYLVANIA DISCOUNT TRAVEL COMPANY BANNED IN ND

January 31, 2018

A Pennsylvania man who operates a questionable discount travel service under several fictitious names has been banned from doing business in North Dakota for violating the state’s consumer fraud, transient merchant, and business licensing laws. 


SHERIFFS AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE TO CHARGE MORE FOR OPEN RECORDS

January 30, 2018

County Sheriffs have specific statutory authority to charge a higher amount for copies of public records than is set out in the open records laws. 


US SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH NORTH DAKOTA IN WOTUS DECISION

January 22, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem applauds the US Supreme Court’s unanimous decision this morning recognizing that federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear legal challenges to the “Waters of the US” Rule (WOTUS). 


ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINT IN 2017

January 9, 2018

One in four consumer complaints in 2017 was about an illegal robocall, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 


CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY PROVISIONS

December 14, 2017

An individual who meets the qualifications for constitutional carry in North Dakota may carry a loaded gun in a vehicle but must provide law enforcement with the proper identification upon a traffic stop.


INJUNCTION ISSUED HALTING PROPOSED SANFORD-MID DAKOTA MERGER

December 13, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced that the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota today issued a preliminary injunction blocking the proposed merger between Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic until the Federal Trade Commission administrative hearing in January 2018. 


COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT SUBJECT TO CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATIONS FOR AMENDMENTS

December 8, 2017

Although the Legislature repealed the initiated measure 5, the replacement Compassionate Care Act retains initiated measure status and any amendments within seven years would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislative Assembly.