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Montana Supreme Court reverses $2.7 million ruling in Billings police union case

Shanice Harris Sep. 27, 2017, 8:45am

BILLINGS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a district court's ruling holding that the city of Billings incorrectly paid longevity wage benefits under a negotiated collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

SCOTUS: Mont. SC wrong to take in out-of-state lawsuits against railroad

Charmaine Little Jun. 7, 2017, 11:52am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on May 30 reversed the judgment of the Montana Supreme Court decision in a case concerning jurisdiction.

Foreclosure action involving fill-in judge upheld by Montana high court

Carrie Salls Apr. 18, 2017, 9:39am

&&& HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Montana said a retired judge who was temporarily hearing some cases in the District Court of the 11th Judicial District, in and for the County of Flathead was right to grant summary judgment to Capital One, NA in a mortgage foreclosure proceeding.

Mont. SC overturns $1.5M default judgment in Workers' Comp case

Richard Jones Mar. 30, 2017, 10:11am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – On March 21, the Supreme Court of Montana released a memorandum opinion on a Workers' Compensation case filed against the state’s Workers' Compensation administrator Liberty Northwest Insurance.

Montana Supreme Court denies former inmate’s denial of Hydrocodone claim

Zachary Lewis Mar. 30, 2017, 10:07am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newswire) – The Montana Supreme Court upheld the 13th Judicial District Court’s decision to dismiss a case filed by a former inmate incarcerated at Yellowstone County Detention Facility on March 21.

Montana high court agrees Consumer Direct not responsible in wrongful death case

Melissa Busch Mar. 20, 2017, 8:52am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Montana recently upheld a district court’s ruling in a wrongful death case brought against Consumer Direct, a provider agency of a personal assistance program.

Court: Burning of trees caused damage to vehicles, but wasn't covered by insurance

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 15, 2017, 10:26am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a First Judicial District Court's decision regarding insurance coverage, ruling that Robert Fitte's Mountain West automobile insurance policy did not provide coverage for the losses he suffered to work vehicles from a fire that Fitte started to burn trees.

Montana Supreme Court rules boulder crash into home is considered a landslide

Deana Carpenter Aug. 15, 2016, 9:20am

HELENA (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court issued a decision July 19 ruling that a boulder that thundered down a hillside and crashed into a house was to be considered a landslide.