Do Landlords Have a Duty to Evict Drug-Using Tenants (or Face Liability if Guests Die When Using Drugs with Them)?
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From last week's decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court in Bjerk v. Anderson:

Christian Bjerk, [the eighteen-year-old] son of appellants Keith Bjerk and Debra Bjerk ... died from an overdose [in June 2012] after consuming drugs at a house owned by Kenton Anderson. [The Bjerks sued Anderson on a premises liability theory.]

Anderson had not resided at the described property from 2009 to 2013. The property was occupied on June 10 and 11, 2012 by Julie Thorsen, her son [Nicholas "Nick"] Thorsen...

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