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High Court Says Modern Irrigation Techniques Do Not Violate Water Rights Pact
Posted on 2 May 2011 by Andrew McCue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 2 held that Wyoming farmers and ranchers are not violating a 1950s water pact with Montana by using modern sprinkler irrigation that returns less runoff water to the Yellowstone River system... Read More

Montana Museum Demands Return of Its Property
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - A Montana man who has battled the federal government and its lawyers for years and is now represented by a nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation known as a defender of Americans’ right to own and use property on June 21 demanded the... Read More

Montana Judge: Weed-Spraying Plan Could Hurt Bears
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Montana has ruled that a U.S. Forest Service plan to spray herbicide from helicopters over the Kootenai National Forest does not adequately protect dozens of grizzly bears. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy... Read More

Lawsuits Filed Against Jesuits In Oregon Bankruptcy Court
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Attorneys representing a group of people who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests have filed 37 lawsuits in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, seeking about $3.1 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuits f iled late Thursday... Read More

Illinois Teacher Sues Author Over 'Three Cups Of Tea'
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) Efforts to start a class-action lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson in Montana now include Illinois. Former teacher Deborah Netter of Lake County filed suit this month in Illinois federal court against Mortenson... Read More

Montana Sues Online Travel Companies Over Taxes
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) Montana is suing more than a dozen online travel companies, claiming the companies shortchange the state on hotel taxes. The lawsuit filed Monday by the state Department of Revenue is an escalation of Gov. Brian Schweitzer's dispute... Read More

Judge: Resort Lawsuit Can Go On, But No RICO Claim
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Idaho ruled that Credit Suisse can be sued by property owners over loans the international banking giant made to luxury resorts that went broke. The judge also dismissed a racketeering claim against Credit Suisse... Read More

Illinois Woman Drops Lawsuit Against 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) An Illinois woman has dropped her lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, leaving just one legal claim that millions of people were duped into buying Mortenson's books and donating to his charity based... Read More

Montana Files Lawsuit Over Late Video Fees
Posted on 27 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) People who didn't return movies to Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery before they closed their doors for good last year may run into credit trouble when looking to take out a mortgage or finance a car. That's because a debt... Read More

Montana Judge Rules Against Gay Couples Seeking Rights
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A Montana judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit that sought to extend to gay couples the same legal protections as married couples, saying in his decision that he can't grant the benefits partly because of the state's voter... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Bison Transfer To Ted Turner
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. – (AP) A coalition of wildlife advocates on Tuesday asked a Montana judge to overturn an agreement that allowed dozens of Yellowstone National Park bison to be transferred onto billionaire Ted Turner's private ranch. Four wildlife... Read More

Advocates: Wolf Case A Test For Endangered Species
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal court hearing on Tuesday could decide how the federal Endangered Species Act is interpreted, and whether the government can use political considerations in choosing how and where a species can be listed under the act, according... Read More

Utah, Wyo. Seek To Intervene In Mont. Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) State officials in Wyoming and Utah plan to enter a lawsuit pending in Montana to argue the federal government lacks authority to regulate firearms that are made and sold in the same state. The attorneys general of Wyoming and... Read More