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State v. Ridge
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 2088
Docket Number: DA 13-0102

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Defendant pleaded guilty to bad check and bail jumping charges. The State thereafter charged Defendant with two new offenses of bail jumping for failing to appear at two sentencing proceedings in 2010 and 2011....

State v. Wunderlich
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 289N
Docket Number: DA 13-0604

Passmore v. Watson
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 287
Docket Number: DA 13-0723

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Plaintiff was convicted of several sex-related crimes. In 2008, Plaintiff was sentenced to thirty-five years imprisonment. In 2013, Plaintiff filed a pro se claim against Defendant, the attorney who defended him...

Matter of Osorio Irrevocable Trust
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 286
Docket Number: DA 14-0043

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court entered a temporary injunction preventing Linda St. Peter, acting in her capacity as the trustee of the Osorio Irrevocable Trust, from selling a property held by the trust. Linda filed a motion for rel...

In re Guardianship of H.O.
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 285
Docket Number: DA 14-0119

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, L.S.P. filed a petition in Flathead County seeking appointment as the guardian and conservator of her father, H.O., who was a resident of Flathead County at the time of the petition. H.O. subsequently moved to a...

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

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of sexual assault. Appellant moved that the district court sentence him to the misdemeanor penalty of a first conviction of sexual assault under Mont. Code Ann. 45-5-502(2)(a)...

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

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