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State v. Ghostbear
Date: October 23, 2014
Citations: 2014 MT 192, 2014 MT 192A
Docket Number: DA 13-0081

Matter of DDM Youth
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 283N
Docket Number: DA 13-0215

Kenser v. Premium Nail Concepts, Inc.
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 280
Docket Number: DA 13-0499

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who operated a nail salon, used a liquid acrylic nail product repackaged and distributed by Premium Nail Concepts, Inc. (PNC). After Plaintiff was diagnosed with a sensitization to ethyl methacrylate, a chemic...

State v. Robertson
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 279
Docket Number: DA 13-0515

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Carri Robertson and Joseph Robertson were found guilty of criminal trespass and theft. The Supreme Court affirmed the theft convictions, vacated the trespass convictions, and remanded the written judg...

623 Partners v. Hunter
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 282N
Docket Number: DA 13-0847

Sayler v. DOLI
Date: October 21, 2014
Citations: 2014 MT 255, 2014 MT 255A
Docket Number: DA 14-0035

Shockley v. Cascade County
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: DA 14-0111

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant petitioned for release of certain documents under the Right to Know provision of Mont. Const. art. II, 9 from the Cascade County Attorney relating to the termination of a county detention officer, Jason Carroll...

State v. Kenneth A. Allen
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 284N
Docket Number: DA 14-0176

Billings Yellow Cab, LLC v. State ex rel. Pub. Serv. Comm’n
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 275
Docket Number: DA 13-0830

Justia Opinion Summary: After Senate Bill 140 was enacted in 2011, Billings Yellow Cab, LLC applied to the Public Service Commission (PSC) for issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity (PCN certificate) as a grandfathered en...

State v. Hogsten
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 277N
Docket Number: DA 14-0006

Slagter v. Citibank
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 276N
Docket Number: DA 14-0051

Matter of K.M.L. T.J.L. T.J.L.
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 278N
Docket Number: DA 14-0203

City of Missoula v. Armitage
Date: October 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 274
Docket Number: DA 14-0024

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a conditional guilty plea to the charge of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. Defendant appealed, arguing that the municipal court erred in denying her motion to sup...

State v. Franks
Date: October 8, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 273
Docket Number: DA 13-0385

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault. Appellant moved for a new trial and acquittal, arguing, among other things, that testimony at trial failed to bear out...

Eldorado Co-op Canal Co., Lower Teton Joint Objectors
Date: October 7, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 272
Docket Number: DA 13-0709

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, the Lower Teton Joint Objectors, water users who hold appropriation rights from the lower Teton River in Chouteau County, commenced an action claiming that the Water Commissioners’ practice of diverting water ou...

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