SB 2289 took effect on August 1, 2017. While the North Dakota attorney general has agreed not to seek enforcement of the new law pending the court’s decision on the injunction request, manufacturers and dealers are now considered subject to its terms. The law’s most likely immediate impact is on product warranty claims accruing on or after August 1, 2017.

The state’s response to the complaint is due on September 30, 2017.  The court has scheduled a half-day hearing on plaintiffs’ injunction request for November 7, 2017.  It’s not known when the court will issue its decision.

Also, the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association has requested court approval to intervene in the case in support of the state. That request is awaiting the court’s decision.