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Timothy M. B. Farrell

Timothy Farrell’s Legal Guides

18 total


  • Admininstrative procedure and rule making in the CNMI

    Like many states, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has a law governing its administrative procedures. The law is likeno other, having been grafted from the Trust Territory Code. 17 TTC 1 et seq. The Administrative Procedure Act can be found at 1 CMC 9101 et seq....

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  • Administrative adjudication in the CNMI

    Informal adjudication is allowed in the CNMI, but only by agreement. In any adjudication, findings of fact must be based exclusively on the evidence and matters that are officially noticed. Judicial appeals are allowed within 30 days of a final decision. A decision by the agenc...

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  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Legal Digest - Adminstrative Law to Attorneys

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT: 1 C.M.C. 9101 The Act is taken from the Trust Territory Code (17 T.T.C. 1 et. seq.), but the Act is essentially based on the Federal APA. The Registrar of Corporationspublishes the Commonwealth Registermonthly. This is the publication that all propo...

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  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Legal Digest - Abortion to Actions

    ABORTION: 1 N.M.I. Const. art. XII The abortion of the unborn child during the mothers pregnancy is prohibited in the CNMI, except as provided by law (no statute as of this date). ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (forms) Declarationunder penalty of perjury. Whenever, under any law or the Common...

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  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas - Legal Digest - Banks to Bounced Checks

    BANKS AND BANKING: 4 C.M.C. 6101 The banking industry is supervised by the Department of Commerce through the Division of Banking. The Division has not passed any regulations. Capitol Structure- A bank shall at all times have paid-in-cash capital of not less than $500,000. Share...

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  • CNMI Legal Digest - Brokers to Bulk Transfers

    BROKERS: See Statute of Frauds. BUILDING CODE: 2 C.M.C. 7141 The CNMI has adopted the Uniform Building Code, and parts of the Council of American Building Officials Code for one and two family dwellings. These codes have been modified by the Building SafetyDivision. BULK TRANSF...

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  • CNMI Legal Digest - Charitable Immunity to Consumer Protection

    CHARITABLE IMMUNITY Not known in the CNMI. COMMERCIAL CODE: 5 C.M.C. 1101 The Uniform Commercial Code has been adopted. COMMON LAW In all proceedings, the rules of the common law, as expressed in the restatementsof the law approved by the American Law Institute and, to the e...

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  • CNMI Legal Digest - Constitution to Corporations

    CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT There is no right to a jury, except by local law. N.M.I. Const. art. I. The US minimum wage laws do not to apply. Where there is no statute or case law, Trust Territorial laws apply. This means that customoccasionally applies in such situations. The ...

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  • CNMI Legal Digest - Courts

    COURTS U.S. Federal District Courtfor the Northern Mariana Islands 2d Floor, Horiguchi Bldg., Garapan PO Box 50607 Saipan, MP 96950 (670)236-2902 fax 236-2910 Federal Court - Admission Admission to the bar is limited to attorneys of good moral character who are active members...

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  • CNMI Legal Digest - Criminal Law

    CRIMINAL LAW: Title 6 There is a penal codeand rules of criminal procedure. This code was adopted almost entirely from the old Trust Territory Code. Procedure is governed by the Commonwealth Rules of Criminal Procedure. Prosecutions are conducted in the name of the Commonwealth ...

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