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Recent Decisions From the Montana Supreme Court

Matter of J.S.
Date: February 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 28N
Docket Number: DA 15-0751
State v. Berdahl  
Date: February 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 26
Docket Number: DA 16-0164

Justia Opinion Summary: Charlene Berdahl, a court reporter, filed a sexual harassment complaint against Judge George Huss, a district judge, with the Montana Human Rights Bureau (HRB). Huss’s attorney requested that the State agree to defend an...

Matter of X.S. K.S. A.S. I.S.
Date: February 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 27N
Docket Number: DA 16-0508
State v. Reynolds  
Date: February 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 25
Docket Number: DA 14-0521

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of securities fraud. Defendant appealed, arguing that he was denied his right to a speedy trial guaranteed by the Montana Constitution and that the district court erred when it...

State v. Kaarma  
Date: February 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 24
Docket Number: DA 15-0214

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of deliberate homicide. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court (1) did not abuse its discretion by instructing the jury on justifiable use of force in defe...

Hill County High School District No. A v. Dick Anderson Construction, Inc.  
Date: February 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 20
Docket Number: DA 16-0186

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Havre High School’s roof partially collapsed. Dick Anderson Construction, Inc. (Anderson) built the roof and Springer Group Architects (Springer) designed it. Hill County High School District No. A filed suit ag...

Amtrust v. Wiggins
Date: February 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 21N
Docket Number: DA 16-0351
In re Estate of M.D.  
Date: February 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 22
Docket Number: DA 16-0378

Justia Opinion Summary: Lloyd filed a petition requesting that he be appointed guardian of M.D., his mother, due to her inability to manage her own affairs. Robert and Doug, Lloyd’s brothers, opposed Lloyd’s petition and asked the court to appo...

Nolan v. Yellowstone County
Date: February 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 23N
Docket Number: DA 16-0431
In re Adoption of C.J.L.  
Date: February 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 19
Docket Number: DA 16-0438

Justia Opinion Summary: Shortly after giving birth to Child, Child’s mother signed an affidavit relinquishing her parental rights and consenting to Child’s adoption by Appellants. Mother was living in Havre and Child was living with Appellants...

Lacey v. State  
Date: January 31, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 18
Docket Number: DA 15-0627

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner pled guilty to four counts of felony Sexual Intercourse Without Consent and two counts of felony Sexual Assault. On appeal, petitioner challenges the district court's holding that all of petitioner's claims of...

State v. R. Counts
Date: January 24, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 13N
Docket Number: DA 15-0390
City v. Schroeder
Date: January 24, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 16N
Docket Number: DA 16-0178
Ratliff v. Johnson
Date: January 24, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 15N
Docket Number: DA 16-0359
Matter of L.M.F. N.R.F. N.M.F.
Date: January 24, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 14N
Docket Number: DA 16-0415
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