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State v. Baty  
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 89
Docket Number: DA 16-0074

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pleaded guilty to the possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia. Defendant preserved his right to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress evidence seized during the...

State v. Ellison  
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 88
Docket Number: DA 16-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment, DUI, failure to carry proof of insurance, and driving without a valid driver’s license. Instead of a three-year deferred sentence recommend...

Doyle v. State
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 90N
Docket Number: DA 16-0167
Marriage of Brockington
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 92
Docket Number: DA 16-0387
In re Marriage of Brockington  
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 92
Docket Number: DA 16-0387

Justia Opinion Summary: The marriage of Darin and Deborah Brockington was dissolved in 2007. In 2008, an order establishing parenting plan was entered providing that the parties’ child would reside primarily with Deborah and that Darin would ha...

Whitefish Credit Union v. Prindivil
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 91N
Docket Number: DA 16-0493
State v. Brekke  
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 81
Docket Number: DA 15-0133

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with criminal mischief, a felony, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pled nolo contendere to the offenses charged in the information. The...

State v. Talksabout  
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 79
Docket Number: DA 15-0229

Justia Opinion Summary: Seventeen-year-old Defendant was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent. Defendant filed two motions to transfer each charge to Youth Court. The district court denied both transfer motions. Defenda...

In re C.B.  
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 83
Docket Number: DA 15-0698

Justia Opinion Summary: The Yellowstone County Attorney filed four petitions for commitment against C.B., a twenty-eight-year-old female with a lengthy history of mental illness. The first three petitions were dismissed. After an evidentiary he...

State v. R. Dennison
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 87N
Docket Number: DA 16-0036
State v. S. Chippewa
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 86N
Docket Number: DA 16-0045
Blaine County v. Stricker  
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 80
Docket Number: DA 16-0076

Justia Opinion Summary: Allen Longsoldier, Jr., an eighteen-year-old Native American, died as a result of alcohol withdrawal while in custody at the Hill County Detention Center after he was arrested by Blaine County authorities. Longsoldier’s...

Marriage of Buck (Larson)
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 84N
Docket Number: DA 16-0339
State v. Le  
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 82
Docket Number: DA 16-0386

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. After a sentencing hearing, the district court imposed a six-year defe...

Matter of G.S. and A. S. YINC
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 MT 85N
Docket Number: DA 16-0483
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