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Recent Decisions From the Montana Supreme Court

State v. Hoover  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 236
Docket Number: DA 15-0703

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court affirming the justice court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained subsequent to an investigative law enforcement stop. On appeal, the dist...

Estate of Buckles v. Continental Resources, Inc.
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 235
Docket Number: DA 16-0659
Estate of Buckles v. Continental Resources, Inc.  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 235
Docket Number: DA 16-0659

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting Continental Resources, Inc.’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the estate of Zachary Buckles in which the estate alleged that Continental and othe...

IN RE THE RULES FOR ADMISSION TO TH
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: AF 11-0244
IN RE THE RULES FOR ADMISSION TO TH
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: AF 11-0244
State v. M. Henry
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 233N
Docket Number: DA 16-0462
Belanus v. Sherlock et al.
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 232N
Docket Number: DA 16-0543
Matter of I.L.E. YINC
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 234N
Docket Number: DA 16-0621
State v. Berger  
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 229
Docket Number: DA 16-0683

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the city court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to dismiss the charges of reckless driving, criminal mischief, DUI-second offense, and negligent endangerment. In his motion, Defendant argued that...

Scott Ranch, LLC  
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 230
Docket Number: DA 17-0031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the water court’s denial of Scott Ranch LLC’s petition for adjudication of existing water rights appurtenant to Indian allotment lands it acquired that were previously held in trust by the Unit...

Marriage of Patterson
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 231N
Docket Number: DA 17-0112
State v. J. Doney
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 228N
Docket Number: DA 15-0206
State v. Franks  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 225
Docket Number: DA 16-0356

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction by jury verdict of sexual intercourse without consent, holding that the district court did not err in admitting evidence of a portion of Defendant’s testimony from his fi...

In re Marriage of Broesder  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 223
Docket Number: DA 16-0600

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action dissolving the marriage between Donald and Sandra Broesder, the district court erred by failing to consider the tax consequences of the distribution of the marital estate, resulting in an inequitable distr...

State v. Estes  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 226
Docket Number: DA 16-0684

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court correctly denied Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence based on an alleged lack of particularized suspicion to seize his vehicle. A trooper stopped Defendant for expired North Dakota vehicle registr...

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