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Spoklie v. Montana

The court affirmed the dismissal of individuals' challenge to a Montana ballot initiative that regulates the licensing of alternative livestock ranches. The court is precluded from redeciding the individuals' takings claims because a...

Madison v. Graham

The court affirms a district court's dismissal of individuals' substantive due process claims challenging the constitutionality of the Montana Stream Access Law. This law allows the use of all surface waters that are capable of...

Wilderness Soc'y v. Rey

The court grants environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. Forest Service from implementing a salvage project in the Bitterroot National Forest until any administrative appeals have been resolved pursuant to the...

American Wildlands v. Browner

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in approving Montana's water quality standards exempting nonpoint sources of pollution from antidegradation review or in...

Marlys Bear Medicine v. United States

The court reverses a district court decision that descendants of a Native American who was fatally injured on a logging site on a Native American reservation in Montana failed to state a cause of action under state law against the...

American Wildlands v. Browner

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) approval of several Montana water quality standards. The court first holds that the environmental organizations challenging EPA's approval have standing. The...

Enron Oil Trading & Transp. Co. v. Walbrook Ins. Co.

The court holds that a general liability insurance policy's pollution exclusion clause does not bar coverage for losses resulting from the addition of a foreign substance to crude oil travelling through a pipeline. An oil company that...

Montana Pole & Treating Plant v. I.F. Laucks & Co.

The court affirms a district court decision that Montana's two-year statute of limitations for property damage claims bars claims by a Superfund site owner against manufacturers of chemicals discarded by the owner on the site. The court...