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State v. Braulick
Date: May 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 147
Docket Number: DA 13-0175

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide. Before trial, Defendant moved to suppress statements he made while in custody, arguing that he was never informed of his right to remain silent and...

In re M.K.S.
Date: May 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 146
Docket Number: DA 14-0125

Justia Opinion Summary: M.K.S., who had a long history of treatment for schizophrenia and other mental health illnesses, was regularly subject to community commitments and hospitalizations. In 2013, M.K.S. stipulated to a six-month community co...

Locke v. Estate of Davis
Date: May 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 141
Docket Number: DA 14-0332

Justia Opinion Summary: Marian Davis lost control of her vehicle and struck a vehicle driven by Amy Locke. At the time of the accident, Davis was insured by Safeco Insurance Company under a policy with a $100,000 per person coverage. Davis died...

Worledge v. Riverstone
Date: May 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 142
Docket Number: DA 14-0520

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants were the owners of multi-unit apartment buildings located in Montana and the property management companies that managed Owners’ apartment complexes during the time relevant to this suit. Appellees were current...

City of Billings v. Opie
Date: May 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 145N
Docket Number: DA 14-0595

Hansen v. Bozeman Police Dep’t
Date: May 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 143
Docket Number: DA 14-0683

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was a veteran suffered from service-connected physical conditions, including a seizure disorder, and he had a service dog that alerted him to oncoming seizures. When staff at the C’Mon Inn, a hotel in Bozeman,...

Matter of A.D.L. C.S.L. T.P.
Date: May 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 144N
Docket Number: DA 14-0692

Estate of Gleason v. Cent. United Life Ins. Co.
Date: May 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 140
Docket Number: DA 13-0644

Justia Opinion Summary: Central United Life Insurance Co. (CULI) purchased Judith Gleason’s cancer benefit insurance policy prior to Gleason’s death from breast cancer. Gleason’s Estate submitted notice of potential claims under the policy to C...

Marriage of Sichting
Date: May 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 129N
Docket Number: DA 14-0637

State v. Curry
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 138N
Docket Number: DA 13-0486

State v. Curry
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 138N
Docket Number: DA 13-0486

State v. Schowengerdt
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 133
Docket Number: DA 13-0777

State v. Schowengerdt
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 133
Docket Number: DA 13-0777

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded guilty to the charge of deliberate homicide. After the matter had been set for sentencing, Appellant sought the appointment of new counsel and also filed a motion for withdrawal of his guilty plea. The...

Kent v. City of Columbia Falls
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 139
Docket Number: DA 14-0309

Justia Opinion Summary: Casey Kent, an adult, died from a head injury he suffered after falling while skateboarding in a residential planned unit development in Columbia Falls, Montana known as Cedar Point Estates. Casey was skateboarding along...

Stewart v. State
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 MT 135N
Docket Number: DA 14-0347

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