North Dakota Agricultural Law Questions & Answers

Q: Why is federal law supreme to state law in land matters?

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Real Estate Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer
Federal law is supreme over state law because as a condition of Statehood, North Dakota passed an Enabling Act ceding all unclaimed land to the Federal Government for disposition. Upon meeting the appropriate criteria (e.g. homesteading), a person could be granted ownership by requesting a land patent.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories and falsehoods surrounding land patents. A land patent is the original transfer of land from the government to the initial owner. Any patent that...

Q: I was notified via email that I am being sued. I haven't been served yet. Does the email count as being served?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Agricultural Law and Business Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017
Nicholas Nelson's answer
There are certain ways that service must be made in North Dakota, outlined in North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 5. Good luck!

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