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Recent Decisions From the Montana Supreme Court

Masters Group Int’l v. Comerica Bank
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 192
Docket Number: DA 14-0113

Justia Opinion Summary: The Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC) filed a complaint against Masters Group International alleging that Masters had failed to pay its obligations under a loan agreement, as modified. Masters filed a third-part...

Marriage of Kerutis
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 191N
Docket Number: DA 14-0549

Helvey v. MEA-MFT
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 190N
Docket Number: DA 14-0612

State v. Pingree
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 187
Docket Number: DA 13-0490

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of assault with a weapon and partner or family member assault. During the trial, the prosecution sought to admit portions of a transcript from a civil order of protection heari...

State v. Pulst
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 184
Docket Number: DA 13-0509

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of sexual assault, sexual intercourse without consent, and indecent exposure for his criminal conduct with A.B. and K.S. The Supreme Court affirmed in part, reversed in part, a...

In re A.D.T.
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 178
Docket Number: DA 13-0866

Justia Opinion Summary: A.D.T. was adjudicated as a delinquent youth and juvenile offender. A.D.T. was later transferred to district court pursuant to Mont. Code Ann. 41-5-208 for supervision by the Department of Corrections when he reached his...

Beebe v. Bridger Creek Subdivision Cmty. Ass’n
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 183
Docket Number: DA 14-0442

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute arose out of the interpretation of the covenants and bylaws of the Bridger Creek Subdivision Community Association. Bill Beebe, as co-trustee of his wife’s trust, which owned a home in the subdivision, filed...

Fletcher v. Park County
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 188N
Docket Number: DA 14-0578

In re Estate of Harris
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 182
Docket Number: DA 14-0605

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action, the surviving children of the decedent disputed both the informal probate process brought by their stepfather as well as the validity of a 1997 will that devised to the stepfather all of the mineral right...

State v. Cook
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 179N
Docket Number: DA 14-0607

State v. Walmsley
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 189N
Docket Number: DA 14-0631

Muir v. Felton
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 181
Docket Number: DA 14-0687

Justia Opinion Summary: The Missoula Chief of Police instituted this proceeding seeking forfeiture of a Hummer on the ground that it was involved in unlawful drug transactions. The Missoula Police determined that Marie Felton was the sham owner...

Muir v. Bilderback
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 180
Docket Number: DA 14-0688

Justia Opinion Summary: Missoula Police took into custody Bobby Bilderback, who was wanted in connection with a homicide case, and seized his Hummer vehicle. Missoula officers searched the Hummer pursuant to a warrant and found over $36,000 in...

Bottrell Family Invs. Ltd. P’ship v. Diversified Fin., Inc.
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 185
Docket Number: DA 14-0751

Justia Opinion Summary: Bottrell Family Investments Limited Partnership and Defendants entered into a contract providing that Defendants would buy Bottrell’s interest in an LLC. Defendants failed to close and forfeited their share to Bottrell a...

Mont. Health Network, Inc. v. Great Falls Orthopedic Assocs.
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 186
Docket Number: DA 14-0795

Justia Opinion Summary: Montana Health Network, Inc. (MHN), which maintains the Montana Health Network Health Insurance Plan & Trust (the Plan), and Great Falls Orthopedic Associates (GFOA) executed a document (the Adoption Agreement) under whi...

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