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Jamaican citizens allege Yellowstone Club Operations 'robbed' them of tips during employment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 29, 2018

BUTTE, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – Jamaican citizens allege an exclusive golf and ski club in Montana made false representations about employment at the club.

Montana LuLaRoe buyer alleges that she was unlawfully charged a sales tax

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 19, 2018

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – A Montana resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against multilevel-marketing company known for leggings over allegations it unlawfully charged a sales tax.

Ohio federal court returns Montana attorney general's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma back to state court

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 23, an Ohio federal judge remanded a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox over allegations deceptive promotion of OxyContin and returned the litigation to the state court.

Wheat farmers allege herbicide Beyond failed to kill weeds, reduced yields

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 3, 2018

GREAT FALLS, Montana (Legal Newsline) – Two Glacier County, Montana landowners allege that they lost an average of 38 bushels of wheat per acre after applying an herbicide.

Montana to receive funds previously withheld funds by Big Tobacco

By Marian Johns | Jul 31, 2018

HELENA, Mont. — A recent settlement reached between the state of Montana and tobacco companies will help ensure the commitments made by the companies that date back to a 1998 nationwide master settlement agreement that resolved multiple state lawsuits, according to the state's attorney general.

Columbia Falls Aluminum seeks environmental response costs from previous owners of Montana facility

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 27, 2018

MISSOULA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – A Montana company alleges it has incurred $7 million in response costs regarding an environmental threat at a facility and alleges the site's previous owners are liable as well.

Montana Supreme Court rules Carlyle Infrastructure Partners entitled to fees in Missoula's water system case

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The parent company of the former owner of Missoula, Montana’s water supply system is entitled to legal fees, the Montana Supreme Court determined June 5.

Montana attorney general supports proposed coal port expansion in Washington state

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

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

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 16, 2018

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'

By Marian Johns | Feb 28, 2018

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

By Marian Johns | Feb 27, 2018

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 29, 2018

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

By David Hutton | Jan 26, 2018

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 22, 2018

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

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 13, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Nov 13, 2017

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

By Shanice Harris | Sep 27, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 6, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 5, 2017

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

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 28, 2017

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.

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