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Recent Decisions From the Montana Supreme Court

City of Helena v. O'Connell  
Date: March 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 69
Docket Number: DA 17-0440

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court upholding the denial of Defendant’s motion to dismiss her driving under the influence (DUI) charge, holding that Montana’s statutory protections against double j...

State v. Johnson  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 68
Docket Number: DA 17-0194

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of offense of partner or family member assault, holding that the district court abused its discretion in denying Defendant’s motion to ex...

State v. Jensen  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 60
Docket Number: DA 17-0469

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of two counts of criminal endangerment, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, and one count of open container violation, holding that the district court d...

State v. Nelson  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 62
Docket Number: DA 17-0609

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court imposing a two-year suspended sentence in connection with Defendant’s conviction, holding that the district court correctly determined that Mont. Code Ann. 46...

State v. Kinholt and ASAP Bail Bonds
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 64N
Docket Number: DA 17-0749
In re J.D.  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 63
Docket Number: DA 18-0181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Mother’s and Father’s parental rights to J.D., holding that although the district court abused its discretion by issuing a subpoena for privileged...

In re S.C.L.  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 61
Docket Number: DA 18-0274

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court terminating Mother’s parental rights to her child, S.C.L., holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in finding that Mother did not overcome t...

Labair v. Morin
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 66N
Docket Number: DA 18-0334
Matter of C.J.G., YINC
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 65N
Docket Number: DA 18-0337
BAM Ventures, LLC v. Schifferman  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 67
Docket Number: DA 18-0437

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting a preliminary injunction in favor of Defendants in this dispute over certain property, holding that the district court did not err by granting the preli...

In re B.A.F.  
Date: March 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 57
Docket Number: DA 17-0567

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court extending B.A.F.’s commitment to the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center, holding that the requirements of Mont. Code Ann. 53-21-119(1) did not apply when...

Soup Creek LLC v. Gibson  
Date: March 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 58
Docket Number: DA 18-0182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court, which concluded that Soup Creek Road was an extinguished prescriptive easement across the parcel of land owned by Plaintiffs - Soup Creek, LLC, Dewey Skelton, a...

Marriage of Brockington
Date: March 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 59N
Docket Number: DA 18-0353
City of Helena v. Parsons  
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 56
Docket Number: DA 17-0576

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction on the misdemeanor offenses of negligent endangerment and reckless driving in the municipal court, holding that the municipal court erred in refusing to instruct the jury...

City of Helena v. Parsons (Synopsis)
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 MT 56
Docket Number: DA 17-0576
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