September 2015 Blog Posts Archives

Congress Moves Toward Contaminated Water Solution After West Virginia Spill

The United States Congress is considering the first significant updating of the Toxic Substances Control Act in almost 40 years. The proposed legislation comes in…

Sep 30, 2015

State Supreme Court Issues Decision in Cody Marble Case

Earlier this year, the Montana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an appeal filed by Cody Marble, who was convicted of raping another boy when…

Sep 28, 2015

Accidents and Soft Tissue Injuries

Some aspects of accidents are easy to see, like skid marks, damaged guardrail, and dented cars. Even cuts, abrasions, and some broken bones can be…

Sep 25, 2015

Obstruction of Justice: What Can We Learn from Barry Bonds?

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put an end this year to the government's legal action against former baseball player Barry Bonds. The court…

Sep 23, 2015

Would Montana's Recreational Use Statute Prevent Injured Skier from Suing Landowner?

Recently, a skiing accident near Beartooth Pass resulted in a skier falling 400 feet down the mountain and being seriously injured. The question in this…

Sep 21, 2015

Lawsuit Filed by Montana Couple for Daughter's Birth Defect

Pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline paid over one billion dollars in 2012 in a settlement with the federal government over the sale and use an anti-nausea drug,…

Sep 19, 2015

What Protections Are in Place at Work for Genetic Discrimination?

Genetic information is information that can be ascertained through the study of a person’s DNA. Scientific advances over recent years have made the use of…

Sep 09, 2015

Legally Speaking, What Is Negligence, and What Does It Mean for My Montana Lawsuit?

There are many legal terms that are used every day by non-lawyers in a non-legal way. The word “negligence” is one of those terms. People…

Sep 07, 2015

What’s All This Talk of Tort Reform, Anyway?

Across the United States, legislation and discussions are cropping up regarding tort reform. This blog will examine what tort reform is, as well as Montana’s…

Sep 02, 2015

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