We strive to provide top quality legal services at a reasonable fee. Recently, Montana Eighth Judicial District Court Judge, Greg Pinski, said this about our fees in an Order dated January 30, 2014: “Based on the testimony of Haffeman, the stipulation of the parties, and the Court’s experience, the hourly rate charged and amount of…

The first in a series of articles from the State Bar of Montana’s Technology Committee aimed at helping lawyers understand their ethical responsibilities under the Montana Rules of Civil Procedure regarding electronically stored information and technology.

What is the minimum amount of auto insurance required in Montana? Under MCA § 61-6-102, which is a part of Montana’s Motor Vehicle Insurance Responsibility And Verification Act (“Act”) a motor vehicle liability policy must insure the driver of a motor vehicle against damages caused by his negligence for no less than $25,000 where injuries…

Summary judgment is a pretrial ruling by the court that can dispose of all or some of the issues in a case.  There must not be any fact issues, and the law that applies must favor the party asking for the summary ruling.  The recent Woods summary judgment decision is a good example of the Court…

Nicole Hong offers 5 Things to Know About the Silk Road Trial. If you are unfamiliar with the Silk Road, check out its Wikipedia page.

Not even a billionaire can avoid the long arm of the law. Tim Blixseth, the embattled developer of the Yellowstone Club and Moonlight Basin, was jailed recently for failure to comply with Court orders related to his assets. I suspect that Judge Haddon suspected that Blixseth squirreled away millions rather than surrendering his assets to…

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