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OPINION: Wrzesien v. MPERA

Posted by scanner1 on September 28, 2016

CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

DA 15-0554,

2016 MT 242,

EDWARD D. WRZESIEN and LACEY VAN GRINSVEN, individually and on behalf of all similarly situated persons, and MEGAN ASHTON, individually,

Plaintiffs and Appellants,

v.

STATE OF MONTANA, and MONTANA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATION,

Defendants and Appellees.

 

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OPINION: CCRC v. Board of Oil and Gas

Posted by scanner1 on September 28, 2016

CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

DA 15-0613,

2016 MT 240,

CARBON COUNTY RESOURCE COUNCIL, a Montana Non-profit public benefit corporation, and NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL, Montana Non-profit, public benefit corporation,

Plaintiffs and Appellants,

v.

MONTANA BOARD OF OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION,

Defendant and Appellee.

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OPINION: Northwestern v. PSC, et al.

Posted by scanner1 on September 28, 2016

CIVIL – JUDICAL REVIEW

DA 15-0612,

2016 MT 239,

NORTHWESTERN CORPORATION, doing business as NORTHWESTERN ENERGY,

Petitioner and Appellant,

v.

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION, MONTANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION,

Respondent and Appellee.

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL, DISTRICT XI, and MONTANA CONSUMER COUNSEL,

Intervenors.

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OPINION: Folsom v. Livingston

Posted by scanner1 on September 21, 2016

CIVIL – DAMAGES

DA 15-0499,

2016 MT 238,

DAVID W. FOLSOM and ALANA L. FOLSOM,

Plaintiffs, Appellants, and Cross-Appellees,

v.

CITY OF LIVINGSTON, a political subdivision of the State of Montana,

Defendant, Appellee, and Cross-Appellant,

EAGLE’S REST. LLC,  a Montana limited liability company, JOHN DOES 1-x,

Defendants and Appellees.

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OPINION: State v. Hooper

Posted by scanner1 on September 21, 2016

CRIMINAL – BURGLARY

DA 15-0261,

2016 MT 237,

STATE OF MONTANA,

Plaintiff and Appellee,

v.

BRITNEY PORSCHE HOOPER,

Defendant and Appellant.

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OPINION: Foss v. Melton

Posted by scanner1 on September 21, 2016

CIVIL – AMOUNT DUE

DA 15-0721,

2016 MT 232,

LEE FOSS and FOSS REALTIY, INC., a Montana Corporation,

v.

SEAN F. MELTON,

Defendant and Appellant.

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OPINION: State v. Griffin

Posted by scanner1 on September 21, 2016

CRIMINAL – INCEST

DA 14-0674,

2016 MT 231,

STATE OF MONTANA,

Plaintiff and Appellee,

v.

RICHARD LEE GRIFFIN,

Defendant and Appellant.

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OPINION: Krakauer v. Comm. of Higher Ed.

Posted by scanner1 on September 20, 2016

CIVIL – OTHER

DA 15-0502,

2016 MT 230,

JON KRAKAUER,

Petitioner and Appellee,

v.

STATE OF MONTANA, by and through its COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Clayton T. Christian,

Respondent and Appellant.

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OPINION: Clark Fork Coalition v. Montana Well Drillers

Posted by scanner1 on September 14, 2016

CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

DA 14-0813,

2016 MT 229,

THE CLARK FORK COALITION, a non-profit organization, KATRIN CHANDLER, an individual, BETTY J. LANNEN, an individual, POLLY REX, an individual, and JOSEPH MILLER, an individual,

Petitioners and Appellees,

v.

JOHN E. TUBBS, in his capacity as Director of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION, an executive branch agency of the State of Montana,

Respondents,

v.

MONTANA WELL DRILLERS ASSOCIATION,

Intervenors and Appellants,

v.

MONTANA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and MONTANA BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION,

Intervenors and Appellants,

v.

MOUNTAIN WATER COMPANY,

Intervenor.

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OPINION: State v. Sayler

Posted by scanner1 on September 13, 2016

CRIMINAL – ASSUALT-PARTNER/FAMILY

DA 14-0553,

2016 MT 226,

STATE OF MONTANA,

Plaintiff and Appellee,

v.

WILLIAM ALAN SAYLER,

Defendant and Appellant.

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