In The News
“When oil spills happen, it’s the everyday landowner that suffers.”
Derrick was recently quoted in a recent KX News story looking back at the largest spill in North Dakota history. Read and watch more here.
Davis Refinery Appeals Move to Supreme Court
Braaten Law Firm is involved in two more Supreme Court battles related to the planned Davis Refinery. Read the full Bismarck Tribune article here.
“We have the constitution on our side.”
Derrick recently appeared on KFGO’s News & Views with Joel Heitkamp to discuss the pore space lawsuit. Listen to their conversation here.
Bismarck Tribune Editorial Sides with Landowners
Today’s Bismarck Tribune editorial states that the editorial board “hopes the Northwest Landowners Association wins its lawsuit over “pore space.” We believe the Legislature in an effort to clarify issues surrounding pore space did an injustice to landowners” and “If a landowner has no contract, they may get no payment for the use of their … Read More
Derrick Braaten Receives Soil and Water Conservation Society Merit Award
Derrick Braaten was recently recognized for his conservation efforts. He is the recipient of the 2019 Merit Award by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The Merit Award recognizes an outstanding activity, product, or service by a group, business firm, corporation, or organization that promotes the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources. More … Read More
Lawsuit Filed Over Pore Space Bill
Derrick Braaten is the attorney for Northwest Landowners, who recently challenged the constitutionality of the state’s new pore space bill, Senate Bill 2344, which becomes law on August 1st. This landowner association has been overwhelmed by members who have come forward, concerned that they will be negatively impacted by the new law. In preparing the … Read More
Derrick Braaten Speaks about Pore Space Lawsuit at Press Conference
The Northwest Landowners Association, represented by Derrick Braaten, filed a lawsuit against the state saying the pore space law “strips landowners of their right to possess and use the pore space within their lands and allows the State of North Dakota to directly redistribute that right to others without the consent of or compensation to … Read More
Landowner group sues state over ‘pore space’ law
Braaten Law Firm filed suit against the State of North Dakota on behalf of the Northwest Landowners Association, calling a new law “a taking of the inalienable rights of North Dakota landowners.” Read the article here.
Braaten Law Firm files suit against the State of North Dakota on behalf of Northwest Landowners Association
Braaten Law Firm has filed suit on behalf of Northwest Landowners Association against the State of North Dakota for the unprecedented taking of private property rights as a result of passage of Senate Bill 2344. Standing alongside the landowners of North Dakota, the firm will commit any and all resources to protect the private property … Read More
North Dakota Energy Bill Criticized as ‘Flat-Out Taking’ of Private Property Rights
Senate Bill 2344 follows a study that found it may be economically viable to temporarily store natural gas underground as an alternative to flaring. We’re representing landowners that could be affected by this new legislation. This article contains several quotes from Derrick Braaten that outline the challenges this bill presents. Read the full story here.