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State v. Kline  
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 177
Docket Number: DA 15-0040

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, endangering the welfare of children, and incest for giving methamphetamine to his daughter, S.K., allowing her to ingest methamphet...

State v. J. Brave
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 178
Docket Number: DA 15-0072
State v. Brave  
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 178
Docket Number: DA 15-0072

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to an amended charge of criminal endangerment for having sexual intercourse with A.C., a fourteen-year-old, which resulted in A.C. becoming pregnant and giving birth to twins. The district court ord...

Duncan v. Smithson
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 181N
Docket Number: DA 15-0710
Matter of A. S. YINC
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 182N
Docket Number: DA 15-0755
Kelly v. Teton Prairie LLC  
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 179
Docket Number: DA 15-0786

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute involved multiple water right holders on the mainstream of the Teton River in Teton and Chouteau Counties. Teton Prairie owned property upstream from Appellees’ properties. Appellees held water rights for st...

In re Estate of Woody v. Big Horn County  
Date: July 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 180
Docket Number: DA 16-0010

Justia Opinion Summary: Kenneth Woody died after the vehicle in which he was a passenger crashed following a high-speed chase by a Big Horn County Sheriff’s deputy. The Estate submitted a claim letter to the County seeking $750,000 for wrongful...

In re C.C.  
Date: July 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 174
Docket Number: DA 14-0749

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the Lincoln County Attorney’s office filed a second petition alleging that C.C. suffered from a mental disorder and required commitment. After an adjudicatory hearing, the district court committed C.C. to the Mo...

Reinlasoder v. City of Colstrip  
Date: July 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 175
Docket Number: DA 15-0441

Justia Opinion Summary: Larry Reinlasoder, the former chief of police for the City of Colstrip, sued Colstrip for wrongful discharge. In its defense, Colstrip contended that it had fired Reinlasoder for good cause. The jury returned a verdict f...

Parker v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America  
Date: July 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 173
Docket Number: DA 15-0528

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, a large boulder dislodged from a hillside and fell into J. Russell Parker’s unoccupied vacation cabin, causing substantial damage. Parker submitted a claim to his insurer, Safeco Insurance Company. Safeco denied...

In re Marriage of Wagenman  
Date: July 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 176
Docket Number: DA 15-0748

Justia Opinion Summary: Matt Wagenman and Tammy Wagenman filed a pro se joint petition for dissolution to dissolve their marriage and divide up their property and debt. In their petition, the parties stated that their real property should be di...

State v. Rickett  
Date: July 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 168
Docket Number: DA 14-0365

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with aggravated kidnapping, burglary, intimidation and escape. During the ensuing jury trial, Defendant appeared wearing a security leg brace. Defendant requested that the sheriff’s deputies remove...

State v. Kasparek  
Date: July 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 163
Docket Number: DA 15-0053

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to felony burglary. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence obtained pursuant to a search warrant and erred in denying his motion to supp...

State v. M. Ankney
Date: July 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 171N
Docket Number: DA 15-0269
State v. Jorgenson
Date: July 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 1710N
Docket Number: DA 15-0506
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