Montana

99 ABA Journal Montana articles.

Lawyer accused of surreptitiously buying client’s property is hired as city attorney

A Montana lawyer has been hired as city attorney despite a pending ethics complaint involving his efforts to collect an attorney fee from a divorce client.

The city of Libby,…

Lawyer held in contempt for email now faces ethics charges

A former assistant public defender in Montana is facing an ethics complaint for his alleged reaction to a judge’s refusal to accept a plea deal.

The lawyer, Mark Epperson of…

Woman traumatized by finding human face on car wash floor sues trucking company

It all began with a September 2013 hit-and-run accident involving a semitrailer truck, the plaintiff in a Montana lawsuit says.

The victim, Elgie Bedford, 81, who had been on foot…

State doesn’t owe court reporter $744K, because judge settled sex harassment suit without its OK

Montana taxpayers are off the hook, at least for now, concerning a $744,000 sexual harassment settlement last year between a now-former 16th Judicial District judge and his onetime court reporter.

Lawyer accused of stealing over $500K from clients and trial bar group gets 42 months

A once-prominent Montana lawyer was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to wire fraud and identity theft charges.

Prosecutors in the Missoula case say…

Unbowed by 9th Circuit contempt order, ex-billionaire’s lawyer says he ‘feels like Gandhi’

A California lawyer apparently was not daunted by a contempt order issued Tuesday by a federal appeals court panel.

Responding to 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals findings that he…

New DNA techniques entitle inmate to new testing despite deadline, 9th Circuit says

Old DNA samples that were too small for testing under old techniques can be examined using new tests, even though a three-year limit has passed, a federal appeals court has…

Trial attorney and wife give $10m to law school from which 3 generations of his family graduated

A trial attorney and his wife have donated $10 million to the law school from which he, his father and two sons have graduated,

The gift is one of the…

Federal judge jails ex-billionaire for contempt until he explains where $13.8M from resort sale went

A federal judge says an ex-billionaire hasn’t fully disclosed what happened to the $13.8 million he got from selling a Mexican resort.

So he held Tim Blixseth in contempt and…

Shooter who invoked the castle doctrine is convicted in exchange student’s death

Jurors in Missoula, Montana, have convicted a homeowner who claimed the castle doctrine gave him a right to shoot and kill a 17-year-old German exchange student who entered his garage…

Homeowner was only ‘defending his pride’ in slaying of exchange student, prosecutor argues

Jurors began deliberations Tuesday in the deliberate homicide case against a Montana man who claimed he had a right to shoot a German exchange student who entered his garage in…

On Forbes 400 list before 2008 business bankruptcy, ex-billionaire has paid $141.07 to trustee

Less than a decade ago, real estate entrepreneur Tim Blixseth was on the Forbes 400 list, with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.

Now, after a divorce, the…

Top state court nixes disbarment request of lawyer who admittedly stole $354K

Saying that more investigation is needed, the Montana Supreme Court has refused a disbarment request by a lawyer who admittedly stole $354,000.

The attorney disciplinary process needs to play out…

Six Montana justices file amicus brief defending ban on acceptance of partisan endorsements

All but one of Montana’s Supreme Court justices have filed an amicus brief defending a rule that bars judicial candidates from seeking or accepting partisan endorsements.

Six justices filed the…

Man whose family posted $450K cash bond in homicide case wants public defender

A Montana man accused of shooting a woman to death while he was drunk and she was speaking to a 911 dispatcher from his home in Billings has been released…

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