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Montana attorney general supports proposed coal port expansion in Washington state

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced May 9 that he has joined a coalition of states supporting a proposed coal port expansion in Washington state.

Montana attorney general battles South Dakota online sales tax

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced April 4 that his office is fighting against sales tax expansion efforts that he believes are harmful to states like Montana.

Montana, Wyoming oppose Washington state's proposed ' carbon tax'

HELENA — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael are opposing Washington state's recently proposed "carbon tax" legislation, (https://dojmt.gov/attorneys-general-fox-michael-raise-concerns-carbon-tax-legislation/), citing conflicts with the Federal Clean Air Act, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Constitution.

Montana attorney general seeks to halt OxyContin manufacturer from marketing in state

HELENA — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has filed a motion in Montana District Court requesting a preliminary injunction to stop OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharmaceuticals' ongoing marketing campaign in the state.

Montana applauds Supreme Court decision to allow continuation of WOTUS rule challenges

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Jan. 22 that he applauds the U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow current legal challenges against the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule to continue.

Montana Supreme Court upholds denial of ARCO's motion in restoration damage claim

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a ruling against Atlantic Richfield Co. in a lawsuit over whether the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) bars a state law claim for restoration damages.

Justice Department backs plaintiffs in Montana case involving alleged religious discrimination

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Jan. 18 that it supports the parents in a Montana Supreme Court case involving alleged religious discrimination by the state of Montana.

Montana attorney general targets Purdue Pharma for role in opioid crisis

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 4 against Purdue Pharma LLC for allegations of deceiving consumers about its prescription opioids such as OxyContin.

Mont. taxpayers lose class action; Courts rule they lack standing to sue

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's ruling throwing out a potential class action suit of individuals who paid property taxes “under protest” because of alleged government deficiencies.

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

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).

Montana attorney general elected vice president of national association

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — The office of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced June 22 that Fox was unanimously elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

Montana seeks to intervene in multistate lawsuit over Interior Department coal leases

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced June 29 that he has filed for intervention on behalf of Montana in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Federal government and Iowa, Mississippi and Montana say DuPont-Dow merger violates Clayton Act

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The federal government and several states are suing The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, alleging the proposed merger between the two companies would violate federal law.

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

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.

Alliance for the Wild Rockies alleges EPA broke federal law

MISSOULA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — An environmental organization is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging violation of federal law.

Montana backs federal appeals court postponement of EPA oil, natural gas rule decision

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced May 19 that he supports a federal appeals court after its decision effectively postpones any decision regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s overreaching oil and natural gas rule.

Montana joins 36 other states in urging expansion of Medicaid fraud authority

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced May 10 that he has joined 36 other states and the District of Columbia in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to expand the Medicaid fraud authority so it can address more resident abuse and neglect cases.

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

&&& 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

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

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.