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IN RE REVISED RULES ON SUBSTITUTIO
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: AF 09-0289

State v. Daniel Speer
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 93N
Docket Number: DA 13-0466

State v. Himes
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 91
Docket Number: DA 14-0034

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted for failure to register as a securities salesperson, failure to register a security, and fraudulent practices, all felonies. The district court sentenced him to three concurrent ten-year sentences...

In re Marriage of Fries
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 90
Docket Number: DA 14-0455

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, the marriage of Brenda Cadena and Kevin Fries was dissolved. The order approved a settlement agreement that Cadena and Fries had previously entered into that provided that Fries’ Western Conference of Teamsters...

Stokes v. Duncan
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 92
Docket Number: DA 14-0483

Justia Opinion Summary: John Stokes appealed the judgment against him in a defamation case and retained attorney Greg Duncan to advise him on how to maintain his appeal while discharging his obligation in bankruptcy. After Duncan filed a bankru...

Marriage of Tripp
Date: March 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 89N
Docket Number: DA 14-0338

Vainio v. State
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 86N
Docket Number: DA 13-0687

Vainio v. State
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 86N
Docket Number: DA 13-0687

Tempel v. Benson
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 84
Docket Number: DA 14-0018

Tempel v. Benson
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 84
Docket Number: DA 14-0018

Tempel v. Benson
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 84
Docket Number: DA 14-0018

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued Defendant for negligence after the parties were involved in a car crash. During discovery, Plaintiff asked Defendant to admit violating certain traffic laws on the day of the crash. Defendant denied the re...

Ginn v. Smurfit Stone Container
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 81
Docket Number: DA 14-0098

Ginn v. Smurfit Stone Container Enters., Inc.
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 81
Docket Number: DA 14-0098

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Allen Ginn was injured while delivering a truck load of logs to a mill owned by Smurfit Stone Container Enterprises, Inc. In 2009, Smurfit filed voluntary petitions for bankruptcy relief under Chapter 11. In 201...

Victory Ins. v. State Fund
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 82
Docket Number: DA 14-0152

Victory Ins. Co. v. Mont. State Fund
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 82
Docket Number: DA 14-0152

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Montana corporation, sells workers’ compensation insurance to employers without the use of insurance agencies. Defendant Montana State Fund sells workers’ compensation insurance through in-house and out-of-h...

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