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State v. Charlo-Whitworth
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 157
Docket Number: DA 14-0307

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated assault, criminal endangerment, and assault on a minor. Defendant was sentenced to thirty-five years in the Montana State Prison. Defendant appealed, arguing that...

State v. Ellis-Peterson
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 159N
Docket Number: DA 15-0444

Matter of A. S. and A.M. YINC
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 156
Docket Number: DA 15-0643

In re A.S.
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 156
Docket Number: DA 15-0643

Justia Opinion Summary: In two separate proceedings, the district court adjudicated A.S. and A.M., the biological children of Mother and Father, as youths in need of care. The district court subsequently filed a petition for termination of pare...

Lankford v. Muhar
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 158N
Docket Number: DA 15-0719

Hanson v. State
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 152
Docket Number: DA 15-0352

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1990, Gregg and her four-year-old son, Aaron, moved into Hanson’s home. They moved out in 1992. After they broke up, Gregg became concerned about Aaron's nightmares and anger, bed-wetting, locking the door when he ba...

Britton v. Brown
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 155N
Docket Number: DA 15-0488

Marriage of Healy
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 154
Docket Number: DA 15-0504

Justia Opinion Summary: Stephanie filed for dissolution of her four-year marriage with John in 2002. Following a November 2003 dissolution hearing, the court approved a stipulated Final Parenting Plan and Property Settlement Agreement, under wh...

Marriage of Healy
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 154
Docket Number: DA 15-0504

Missoula v. Tye
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 153
Docket Number: DA 15-0564

Justia Opinion Summary: At 1:37 a.m., Haddad reported to Missoula 911 that he was driving on Hillview when a black Acura 2.0 CL with gold badging pulled out in front of him; that the driver was swerving; that he could not describe the driver du...

State v. Cheetham
Date: June 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 151
Docket Number: DA 15-0156

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of one count each of sexual intercourse without consent, sexual assault, and sexual abuse of children. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court abused its discret...

Estate of White
Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 148N
Docket Number: DA 15-0548

Eldorado Coop Canal Co. v. Hoge
Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 145
Docket Number: DA 15-0576

Justia Opinion Summary: The Water Court is adjudicating the existing water right claims of all appropriators in the Teton River Basin and issued a temporary preliminary decree for Basin 41O. Eldorado, which distributes water to shareholders fro...

Catalino v. Fredericksen
Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 144N
Docket Number: DA 15-0666

Ridgeway v. DPHHS
Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 150N
Docket Number: DA 15-0681

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