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State v. Dunsmore
Date: April 21, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 108
Docket Number: DA 14-0087

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender and and theft was sentenced to a net sentence of ten years in the Montana State Prison with five years suspended. Defendant appealed, arguing that the dist...

In re Marriage of Axelberg
Date: April 21, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 110
Docket Number: DA 14-0392

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Wife filed a petition for dissolution of marriage. While the case was pending, the parties entered into an interim support agreement (ISA), in which the parties settled all maintenance and support issues. After...

Kummerfeldt v. State
Date: April 21, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 109
Docket Number: DA 14-0398

Justia Opinion Summary: After initiating a traffic stop of the vehicle Appellant was driving, the deputy administered a preliminary breath test to Appellant, which reported an elevated blood alcohol concentration. Appellant was arrested for dri...

Glueckert v. Glueckert
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 107
Docket Number: DA 14-0405

Glueckert v. Glueckert
Date: April 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 107
Docket Number: DA 14-0405

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father had a son. Plaintiffs in this case were the child’s paternal grandparents (“Grandparents”). When Mother and Father separated, the child began living with Mother. Grandparents filed a petition under Mont...

State v. Dupree
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 103
Docket Number: DA 13-0352

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs in violation of Mont. Code Ann. 45-9-102. Defendant moved to suppress the evidence resulting from the search of her purse by police officers, arguing that...

State v. Kemmer
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 104N
Docket Number: DA 13-0680

State v. Carnes
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 101
Docket Number: DA 13-0726

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two counts of assault on a peace officer or judicial officer. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court erred by failing to instruct the jury that the State was...

McCulley v. U.S. Bank of Montana
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 100
Docket Number: DA 14-0267

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sought a thirty-year residential financing loan from the predecessor to U.S. Bank in the amount of $300,000. Three years later, Plaintiff filed suit against U.S. Bank alleging that the Bank committed fraud by i...

Omimex Canada, Ltd. v. State Dep’t of Revenue
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 102
Docket Number: DA 14-0458

Justia Opinion Summary: For tax year 2004, the State of Montana, Department of Revenue (DOR) centrally assessed property owned by Omimex Canada Ltd. and classified it under class nine. Omimex contested the assessment, claiming that it did not o...

Edmundson v. DOC
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 105N
Docket Number: DA 14-0531

State v. Benjamin
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 106N
Docket Number: DA 14-0534

Lopez v. Butte Silver Bow
Date: April 7, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 99N
Docket Number: DA 14-0548

State v. Schwarzmeier
Date: April 7, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 98
Docket Number: DA 14-0563

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Defendant appealed, challenging the admission of a report from the State Forensic Science Division. Defendant appealed,...

State v. Mose Moulton
Date: April 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 97N
Docket Number: DA 13-0556

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