Legal Memorandum: Applicability of Laches in ND

Issue: How can it be determined if laches applies in North Dakota?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Laches; Fact-intensive inquiry
Jurisdiction:  North Dakota, Minnesota
Cited Cases: 367 N.W.2d 170
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 05/01/2014

The determination of whether laches applies is a fact-intensive inquiry. “Whether or not laches bars a claim must be determined by examining the underlying facts and circumstances of each particular case.”  Stenehjem ex rel. N. Dak. v. Nat’l Audubon Soc’y, Inc. No. 20130279, 2014 ND 71, at ¶ 13 (N.D. Apr. 8, 2014) (quoting Williams County. Soc. Servs. Bd. v. Falcon, 367 N.W.2d 170, 174 (N.D. 1985)). 


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