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Ellison v. State
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 16N
Docket Number: DA 13-0846

State v. Thorpe
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 14
Docket Number: DA 14-0072

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the municipal court granted the petition filed by the mother of A.L. for an order of protection restraining Defendant from being near A.L. From 2009 until 2012, A.L. received counseling for alleged sexual abuse...

City of Helena v. Heppner
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 15
Docket Number: DA 14-0130

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Defendant was arraigned on May 23, 2012, and trial was set for August 27, 2012. Defendant’s trial, however, was postponed upon his motion to vacate the initia...

Matter of A.J.
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 17N
Docket Number: DA 14-0366

State v. Pulliam
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 11N
Docket Number: DA 13-0396

In re Marriage of Edwards
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 9
Docket Number: DA 13-0705

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the district court issued a dissolution decree dissolving the marriage of Melinda Edwards and Jim Edwards. In its decree, the court divided a marital estate valued at $2.25 million. The majority of marital asset...

In re Marriage of Patton
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 7
Docket Number: DA 13-0800

Justia Opinion Summary: Gail Patton filed for dissolution of her marriage to Bill Patton. After a bench trial, the Standing Master appointed to oversee the case entered her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and final decree of dissolution....

Edwards v. State
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2014 MT 12N
Docket Number: DA 13-0841

Woods v. Mont. State Hosp.
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 8
Docket Number: DA 14-0054

Justia Opinion Summary: Twelve days after Justin Schiller was involuntarily committed to the Montana State Hospital (MSH), Schiller was released. A few months later, Schiller killed his former girlfriend, Catherine Woods, and then himself. Cath...

Cloud Peak Energy Res., Inc. v. Dep’t of Revenue
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 10
Docket Number: DA 14-0057

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, after auditing Cloud Peak Energy Resources, LLC’s Montana Coal Tax payments for years 2005-2007, the Department levied a deficiency assessment for additional taxes owing from sales involving non-arm’s length (NA...

Matter of K.B.
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 13N
Docket Number: DA 14-0399

Judicial Standards Commission Rules
Date: January 6, 2015
Docket Number: AF 14-0356

State v. Greene
Date: January 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 1
Docket Number: DA 12-0783

Justia Opinion Summary: After Defendant was discharged from prison, he was required to register as a sexual offender. The State later charged Defendant with failure to give notice of change of address. Following a jury trial, Defendant was conv...

In re B.J.T.H.
Date: January 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 6
Docket Number: DA 14-0165

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the district court terminated Mother’s parental rights to her twins, finding that Mother had received counseling and subsequently executed a knowing and voluntary relinquishment of her rights. The Supreme Court...

State v. Edmundson
Date: January 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 4N
Docket Number: DA 14-0211

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