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State v. Velasquez  
Date: August 30, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 216
Docket Number: DA 14-0770

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2013, Defendant was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and was jailed for more than ten months while he awaited testing results from the State Crime Lab. Trial was finally held at the en...

Wagner v. MSE Technology Applications, Inc.  
Date: August 30, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 215
Docket Number: DA 15-0448

Justia Opinion Summary: Chris Wagner sued MSE Technology Applications, Inc. and related MSE entities (collectively, the MSE entities) and Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC), alleging that they had improperly interfered with his attempt...

Matter of A.D. and K.D. YINC
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: DA 16-0089
State v. Weisbarth  
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 214
Docket Number: DA 14-0696

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of felony incest against his minor child, T.W. Prior to trial, the State obtained T.W.’s medical records but failed to disclose the medical records to the defense. After the trial, Defendant gaine...

State v. Blake  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: DA 14-0053

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with seven sex offenses and one offense of tampering with evidence. Less than one week before trial, Defendant filed a motion to dismiss the case with prejudice, contending that several motions rece...

State v. Griego  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 207
Docket Number: DA 14-0676

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged by information with numerous sex offenses. Defendant filed a motion to change venue based on the amount of pretrial publicity surrounding the case. The district court denied the motion. The court al...

State v. Lawrence
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 209N
Docket Number: DA 14-0720
In re Guardianship & Conservatorship of A.M.M.  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 213
Docket Number: DA 15-0141

Justia Opinion Summary: A.M.M.’s two children - Timothy McCann and Genet McCann (together, Appellants) - appealed from three groups of orders entered by the district court during actions it took to oversee the guardianship and conservatorship o...

State v. Davis  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 206
Docket Number: DA 15-0569

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was given a citation for violating Mont. Code Ann. 61-6-301(4), which prohibits operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance. At a bench trial before the justice court, Defendant’s attorney moved to di...

Tidyman’s Mgmt. Servs., Inc. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co.  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 201
Docket Number: DA 15-0583

Justia Opinion Summary: In Tidyman’s I, the Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s finding that National Union Fire Insurance breached its duty to defend its insured, David and Maxwell. The Court, however, reversed the district court’s ent...

Mack v. Anderson  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 204
Docket Number: DA 15-0600

Justia Opinion Summary: The Macks and the Andersons owned adjacent properties. When the Macks discovered that a dam existed on the Mack Ditch, which crossed the Andersons’ property to the Mack property, that diverted water to a pond on the Ande...

In re A.G.  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 203
Docket Number: DA 15-0769

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services filed a petition to terminate Father’s parental rights to his two minor children, a girl and a boy. After a termination hearing at which Father failed to appear, the district c...

Parenting of Barber
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 210N
Docket Number: DA 15-0772
State v. Berg
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 211N
Docket Number: DA 15-0787
State v. Krenning  
Date: August 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 MT 202
Docket Number: DA 15-0799

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. The district court affirmed Defendant’s conviction. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant was not denied his right to a s...

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