North Dakota

Negligence Doctrine: Modified Comparative Negligence – 50 Percent Bar
Circuit # 8

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Med Pay Subrogation - Yes
PIP Subrogation - No

Statute of Limitations

  • Statute of Repose: Products 10 or 11 years
  • Statute of Repose: Real Property 10 years
  • Breach of Contract (Written) 6 years
  • Personal Property 6 years
  • Personal Injury N/A
    • Medical Malpractice 2 or 6 years
    • Wrongful Death 2 years
  • Warranty 4 years

Able to Pursue Owner

Sue Owner for Negligence – NO
Suspend Owner’s License – YES

Deductible Reimbursement

Undecided/ Pro Rata Default
No applicable statute, Administrative Code provision or case law exists; North Dakota’s Department of Insurance indicates generally, the insured is paid pro rata amount based on the percentage recovered, but reimbursement is a courtesy to the insured


(Note: ALL states allow garnishment for child support, alimony, taxes and federal student loans)

The maximum part of an individual’s aggregate disposable earnings for the work week that is subject to garnishment in North Dakota is the lesser of: 1. 25% of the disposable earnings, or 2. The amount of the disposable earnings that exceed 40 times the federal minimum wage; The maximum amount subject to garnishment must be reduced by $20.00 for each dependent family member residing with the defendant

Parental Responsibility

Minor (Under 18)
Dollar Limit on Parents’ Liability:

  • $1,000 plus costs for Property Damage
  • Unlimited for Auto Liability

Liability imposed when child willfully or maliciously destroys property; joint and several liability imposed when child commits negligent acts in operation of motor vehicle, such negligent acts harm people or property, and parent signed child’s application for license or permit

Subrogation by Landlord's Carrier against Tenant

Not clear, look to lease

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