north dakota CHOICE OF FORUM

Choice of Law Admission of Extrinsic Evidence Insurer Allocation Pre-Tender FeesStatute of Limitations
Most significant relationshipFacts set forth in the pleadings alone Only where insurer can allocate specific expenses with “clear evidence”Not Addressed6 years
Daley v. American States Preferred Ins. Co., 587 N.W.2d 159, 162-63 (N.D. 1998)Applegren v. Milbank Mut. Ins. Co., 268 N.W.2d 114, 118-19 (N.D. 1978)Prince v. University Underwriters Ins. Co., 143 N.W.2d 708, 717 (N.D. 1966)
Pennzoil Co. v. USF&G, 50 F.3d 580, 583 (8th Cir. 1995)
(N.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-16)
Pre-Judgment Interest Late Notice Public Policy Bar Independent CounselAtty's Fees/Decl. Relief Action
6%Notice-prejudiceBar to indemnity and defenseAllowed if conflict of interest in certain circumstancesRecoverable
(N.D. Cent. Code § 47-14-05)Finstad v. Steiger Tractor, 301 N.W.2d 392, 398 (N.D. 1981)
Simundson v. United Coastal Ins. Co., 951 F. Supp. 165, 167 (D.N.D. 1997)
Nodak Mut. Ins. Co. v. Heim, 559 N.W.2d 846, 851 (N.D. 1997)Fetch v. Quam, 530 N.W.2d 337 (N.D. 1995)Employers Reins. Corp. v. Landmark, 547 N.W.2d 527, 540 (N.D. 1996)