Bismarck, ND is a city of approximately 56,000 and the North Dakota state capital. The city was founded in 1872 as “Edwinton.” The city was given its current name in1873 by the Northern Pacific Railway in honor of German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, in an attempt to attract German immigrants to settle in the region.
Today, Bismarck has been dubbed “America’s Emerging Community” for its business growth and low unemployment rates, and was recognized as the #2 Best Small Place for Business and Career by Forbes magazine in 2007. Government and health care jobs anchor the local economy. Attractions in Bismarck include the Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, the Camp Hancock state historic site, Dakota Zoo, and the North Dakota Heritage Center.
Numerous Bismarck lawyers live in this vibrant community, dealing with legal issues ranging from business disputes and transactions, intellectual property matters, family law, employment law, personal injuries, medical malpractice claims, and wills, trusts and estates matters. Whatever your legal issue, there is an experienced local Bismarck lawyer who can provide assistance for your case.
Lawyers in Bismarck recently defended a local company against a suit filed by the U.S. government. The lawsuit claimed that LAS International of Bismarck failed to forward over $39,866 of employer/ employee contributions and loan repayments to the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employee Retirement Income Security Act plan in 2004 and 2005. The U.S. government sought to recover losses and forgone earnings on the $39,866, and a waiver of the company’s 401(k) to offset the government’s loss. The lawsuit is ongoing.
North Dakota’s judicial system is structured as limited jurisdiction municipal courts, general jurisdiction district courts, the Court of Appeals, and the North Dakota Supreme Court
. Bismarck lawyers frequently litigate their cases in the Bismarck Municipal Court or the South Central District Court. These local courts have their own rules and procedures, and your local Bismarck attorney can help you to navigate them.
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