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IN THE MATTER OF THE MONTANA RULES
Date: December 16, 2014
Citation: 2007 MT 334
Docket Number: AF 07-0157

ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: AF 11-0765

ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: AF 11-0765

State v. Johnston
Date: December 16, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 329
Docket Number: DA 13-0587

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of incest, one count of solicitation, and one count of sexual abuse of children. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court abused its discretion in denying his discovery re...

Simms v. Schabacker
Date: December 16, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 328
Docket Number: DA 13-0788

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Randall Simms was injured while on the job. Thereafter, Simms became totally disabled and, since 2006, had been receiving total disability benefits. Dr. Michael Schabacker was Simms’ workers’ compensation doctor...

State v. Bailey
Date: December 16, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 331N
Docket Number: DA 14-0287

Burgess v. Bryan
Date: December 16, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 330N
Docket Number: DA 14-0294

James v. Chicago Title Ins. Co.
Date: December 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 325
Docket Number: DA 13-0860

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Robert and Teresa James brought a lot in a rural subdivision. At the time of the purchase, Chicago Title Insurance Company issued a title insurance policy that insured against loss or damage by reason of “lack o...

In re Marriage of Pesanti
Date: December 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 324
Docket Number: DA 14-0109

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Husband filed a petition for dissolution of his marriage with Wife. In 2014, the district court entered a final decree of dissolution and entered a final parenting plan for the parties’ three minor children. Fat...

Linn v. D E Construction Inc.
Date: December 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 326N
Docket Number: DA 14-0243

Bergsing v. Cardona
Date: December 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 327
Docket Number: DA 14-0314

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of Father, who was incarcerated. Mother’s petition relied on Father’s alleged abandonment of the parties’ child and failure to support the child. After Father, who...

State v. Sommers
Date: December 2, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 315
Docket Number: DA 13-0317

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. During trial, the State presented no evidence that Defendant drove while un...

In re S.L.
Date: December 2, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 317
Docket Number: DA 13-0794

Justia Opinion Summary: After an adjudicatory hearing, the district court granted the State’s petition for the involuntary commitment of S.L., concluding that S.L. suffered from a mental disorder and citing evidence establishing that S.L. posed...

In re Marriage of Guill
Date: December 2, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 316
Docket Number: DA 13-0801

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the district court granted dissolution of the marriage of Husband and Wife. Multiple appeals and other related cases followed. In 2013, the district court issued an amended judgment in which it revised downward...

State v. Diamond
Date: December 2, 2014
Citation: 2014 MT 321N
Docket Number: DA 13-0807

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