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Duane Burchill v. State of Montana
Boseman, Montana criminal defense lawyer represented the Plaintiff seeking post conviction relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel....
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( 02-07-2024 - MT)

State of Montana v. Duane Burchill
Bozeman, MT - Jury Convict Casino Robber The State of Montana charged Duane Burchill with two counts of robbery and a single count of conspiracy to commit deceptive practice and a count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. The State of Montana claimed that Burchill robbed the Magic Diamond Too Casino on September 18th and 24th, 2016. A mask similar to the one worn by the ...
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( 08-03-2017 - MT)

United States of America v. Tony James Belcour
Tony James Belcourt, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Chippewa Cree Construction Corporation entered pleas in four of the six indictments handed down by the Grand Jury charging him with wide-ranging public corruption. Belcourt is also a former member of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Council and a former member of the Montana State House of Representatives from Box Elder. Belcourt appe...
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( 04-02-2014 - MT)

Bostwick Properties, Inc. v. Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
¶1 Bostwick Properties, Inc. (Bostwick) sought a water use permit from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). DNRC denied the water use permit. Bostwick petitioned for review by the District Court. The District Court agreed with DNRC that Bostwick had failed to prove no net depletion of surface water and lack of adverse effect, as required by § 85-2-360, MCA, and th...
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( 02-27-2013 - MT)

City of Bozeman v. David Sky Cantu
¶1 David Sky Cantu was convicted of two misdemeanor sexual assaults, in violation of § 45-5-502, MCA, following pleas of guilty to both offenses in Bozeman Municipal Court. The Municipal Court deferred imposition of sentence for a period of two years on each charge, with the terms to run consecutively. Over Cantu’s objection, the Municipal Court imposed a condition of probation that required C...
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( 02-19-2013 - MT)

Anne Nang Loi v. Todd C. Feeley
¶1 Todd Feeley (Todd) and Anne Nang Loi (Anne) were married in 1993. Prior to their marriage, Anne inherited or was gifted an amount between $200,000 and $240,000 from the sale of her family’s frozen shrimp business in France. Anne filed for dissolution of the parties’ marriage in January 2009. At trial, Anne alleged that approximately $180,000 of the parties’ $198,000 down payment on the m...
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( 04-24-2012 - MT)

Donald Harbaugh v. Spanish Peaks Holdings, II, LLC
Donald and Darla Harbaugh and Mel and Charline Harbaugh sued Spanish Peaks Holdings, II, LLC and Jim Dolan, Sr. on fraud and breach of contract theories claimign that they were sold property on an active landslide at Spanish Peaks in southwest Montana in 2005. Spanish Peaks Holdings II, LLC filed for bankruptcy protection in October claiming $10 to $50 million in assests and $100 mill...
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( 04-06-2012 - MT)

Estate of James Parker Coogler v. Don Peterson
The family of James Parker Coogler, age 50, sued Gallatin County Deputy Don Peterson on a civil rights violation theory under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Deputy Peterson used excessive force when he shot and killed Coogler during a police standoff that had lasted several hours and during the Coogler shot at the officers at the scene five times. Deputy Peterson denied wrongdoing. He and ...
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( 10-14-2011 - MT)

Big Blue River, LLC v. Gallatin County
Big Blue River, LLC sued Gallatin County for wrongfully refusing to approve a realignment of the lot lines in a subdivision being developed by it. Plaintiff claimed that the county’s actions delayed the process and thereby prevented the company from selling lots in the development before the economy tanked. The County denied wrongdoing....
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( 10-07-2011 - MT)

Holly H. Wolf v. Walter Wolfe
¶1 Walter E. Wolf (Walter) appeals a series of interlocutory orders of the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Gallatin County, concluding that the Dissolution Agreement executed by Walter and his ex-wife, Holly H. Wolf (Holly), unambiguously obligated Walter to continue paying Holly maintenance despite her remarriage in August 2008. On February 16, 2011, pursuant to M. R. App. P. 4(4)(b), we acc...
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( 08-11-2011 - MT)

Bill Jorgensen v. Gallatin County
¶1 Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(d), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this Court’s quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana Reports.¶2 Bill Jorgensen (“Bill”)...
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( 06-28-2011 - MT)

Estate of Brent Bouldin v. David DeLaittre
A Gallatin County jury found Monday that Montana Highway Patrol trooper David DeLaittre was justified in shooting Errol Brent Bouldin during a Three Forks shootout that killed the 23-year-old officer last December.A medical examiner testified Monday that Bouldin, 56, died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound later that night.It took the jury of five women and two men about...
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( 03-25-2011 - MT)

Gaston Engineering & Surveying, Inc. v. Oakwood Properties, LLC
¶1 Plaintiff Gaston Engineering & Surveying, P.C. (“Gaston”) appeals from two orders of the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Gallatin County; the first granting summary judgment to Defendant Yellowstone Bank (“Yellowstone”), and the second denying Gaston’s M. R. Civ. P. 59(g) motion. We reverse.¶2 Defendant Oakwood Properties, LLC1 (“Oakwood”) planned to develop a reside...
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( 03-15-2011 - MT)

Maxwell Yanof v. Bridger Ski Foundation
Maxwell Yanof sued the Bridger Ski Foundation on a negligence theory claiming that race officials failed to exercise due care in the management of the race inwhich Yanof was participating when he was hit and injured by an automobile on May 13, 2006 at the intersections of Babcock Street and Fowler Avenues in Bozeman. Yanof sustained broken fingers and other hand injuries that necessitated two surg...
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( 09-19-2009 - MT)

Revelation Industries, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company
¶1 Revelation Industries (Revelation) sued its insurer, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company (St. Paul), for refusing to defend and indemnify Revelation in a lawsuit with Phillips Environmental Products, Inc. (Phillips). The Eighteenth Judicial District Court ruled that St. Paul had no duty to defend Revelation. Revelation appeals. We reverse and remand. ISSUES ¶2 A restate...
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( 04-10-2009 - MT)

Charles Christian Hopkins v. Superior Metal Working Systems, L.L.C. dba SMW Systems
¶1 Charles Christian Hopkins was injured when a heavy piece of metal was accidentally released from the chuck of an industrial lathe and fell on his arm. He sued Superior Metal Workings Systems (SMW) on a claim of strict products liability. This is an appeal by Hopkins from the order of the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Gallatin County, granting summary judgment to SMW and dismissing Hopkin...
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( 02-24-2009 - MT)

DJ Price, individually and behalf of the Estate of Richard B. Presler v. Buffalo Station
The Family and Estate of Richard B. Presler sued the Buffalo Station on a Dram Shop violation theory for the wrongful death of Richard, age 20, who was served alcohol despite the fact that he was underage and visibly intoxicated. Presler, of Bozeman, died in a car crash in November 2003 after leaving the club when his pickup truck struck a vehicle driven by Michael Bowen, a 54-year-old Bozeman ...
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( 10-26-2007 - MT)

David G. Cole v. Valley Ice Garden, L.L.C, Valley Ice Garden Management, L.L.C. and William Martel
1 Valley Ice Garden, L.L.C. and Valley Ice Garden Management, L.L.C. (hereinafter collectively referred to as VIG) and William Martel (Martel) appeal the judgment of the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, Gallatin County, that the termination of Plaintiff David G. Cole (Cole) as the hockey coach for the Bozeman Ice Dogs (the Ice Dogs) was without cause. We affirm in part and reverse and rema...
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( 02-14-2005 - MT)

Judith DeBock v. Michael Krzyanowski and ILX Lightwave
Failure to yield crosswalk case in which Judith DeBock, age 54, claimed that Michael Krzyanowski, an employee of ILX Lightwave, hit her as she attempted to cross Main Street in Bozeman, Montana on March 25, 2000. Two vehicles yielded the right-of-way to Ms. DeBock but Krzyanowski did not. DeBock sustained leg, pelvis and shoulder injuries that necessitated numerous surgeries. She claimed $1.5 mi...
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( 01-28-2004 - MT)

William Magart v. Gregg Schank
Automobile Accident - Personal Injury Claim - This case arose out of an automobile accident that occurred when a vehicle drive by Gregg Schank collied with Magart's vehicle. Schank admitted his negligence caused the accident....
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( 11-09-2000 - MT)

Jeannie Campbell v. Bozeman Investors of Duluth
On December 3, 1992, Campbell was seriously injured when her vehicle collided with a van owned by Bozeman Investors of Duluth. Campbell filed a personal injury action against Bozeman Investors. Campbell retained Stephen Pohl to represent her in her personal injury action. However, when Campbell seperated from her husband in Novermber 1994, she perceived that there existed a possible conflict of...
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( 08-24-1998 - MT)

Hollie NewBauer v. Steven Hinebauch
Plaintiff brought action for personal injuries arising from an automobile accident. The Plaintiff was rear-ended by defendant at a stop sign....
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( 05-05-1998 - MT)

State of Montana v. Patrick Lancione
Felony criminal endangerment. Shoved victim down flight of stairs. ...
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( 12-10-1996 - MT)

State of Montana v. John Yankowski
Trespass. Abortion protester interrupted mother-daughter workshop at local clinic....
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( 02-01-1995 - MT)

Mike Springer v. Jason Becker, et al.
Conversion - Plaintiff claimed that Defendants towed and destroyed his van without notice....
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( 12-31-1993 - MT)

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