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Proposed $19 million data breach settlement between Target and MasterCard is voided

MINNEAPOLIS — The proposed $19 million settlement between MasterCard and Target Corp. over the Minneapolis-based retailer’s 2013 data breach has been voided after the pact failed to attract enough support from banks.

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Wyoming says it can still pursue death penalty for Eaton

Wyoming says it can still pursue death penalty for Eaton

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and a man convicted of murder disagree over whether the state may again seek the death penalty against him.

May 22, 2015 8:30 pm(2)
High court denies club founder's request to get out of jail

High court denies club founder's request to get out of jail

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition from Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth to be released from a Montana jail after he was found in contempt of court.

May 22, 2015 5:00 pm(0)
Federal appeals court questions whether Billings woman's killer faces death

Federal appeals court questions whether Billings woman's killer faces death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal appeals court wants lawyers representing inmate Dale Eaton and the state of Wyoming to address whether he still faces a possible death sentence stemming from his murder conviction in the killing of a Montana woman.

May 18, 2015 5:30 pm(0)
Rulings require feds to consider carbon impact of coal mines

Rulings require feds to consider carbon impact of coal mines

DENVER — Beset by power plant closures, growing regulatory scrutiny and proposed changes in how they pay royalties, coal mines are facing a new obstacle — a review of how coal extracted and burned will impact the air and global warming.

May 15, 2015 2:50 pm(0)
Judiciary seeks to reverse order preserving Billings judge's emails

Judiciary seeks to reverse order preserving Billings judge's emails

Attorneys for the federal judiciary have asked a court to reconsider its order for officials to preserve hundreds of racist and otherwise inappropriate emails from Montana’s former chief U.S. district judge.

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Court revives health insurance discrimination lawsuit

Court revives health insurance discrimination lawsuit

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has revived the case of a woman who says it's unfair for hospitals to charge different rates to treat insured and uninsured patients.

May 13, 2015 12:30 pm(1)
Judge hands man 25-year sentence in Internet sex case

Judge hands man 25-year sentence in Internet sex case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge sentenced a California man to 25 years in prison on Tuesday after authorities said he tried to coerce a 13-year-old Laramie County girl he met over the Internet to produce sexually explicit videos.

May 05, 2015 12:50 pm(0)

Owner of energy lease near Glacier urges judge to act

A Louisiana company is asking a judge to resolve its lawsuit challenging the government’s suspension of an oil and gas lease near Montana’s Glacier National Park so the company can begin drilling this summer.

May 04, 2015 7:00 pm(0)

Wyoming judge allows N.D., Colo., to join in suit on fracking rules

A federal judge in Wyoming has allowed North Dakota and Colorado to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land.

April 24, 2015 5:19 pm(0)
Montana Supreme Court orders new sentencing in incest case

Montana Supreme Court orders new sentencing in incest case

MISSOULA — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a Montana man convicted of rape and sexual assault to be sentenced again, agreeing that the judge failed to give him credit for time served between his arrest and sentencing.

April 23, 2015 1:50 pm(0)

Wyoming legislators file brief opposing same-sex marriage

WORLAND, Wyo. — Sixteen Wyoming legislators have weighed in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case arguing that states should have the right to refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married.

April 20, 2015 6:00 pm(0)

Parents, courts contemplate future child support enforcement

BOISE, Idaho — The first paycheck of Amanda Fuhriman's month goes straight to rent, devoted to paying for the small Boise home she shares with her three kids.

April 19, 2015 10:26 am(0)
Guest opinion: Supreme Court's Loving decision on marriage equality

Guest opinion: Supreme Court's Loving decision on marriage equality

With the Supreme Court about to take up the momentous issue of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples in Obergefell v. Hodges, it’s noteworthy that 48 years ago, the court heard oral arguments in Loving v. Virginia, which produced the court’s most important ruling vindicating the fund…

April 15, 2015 9:00 am Related (9)

Club founder ordered to appear in court for contempt hearing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The founder of a Montana mountain resort for the ultra-rich has been ordered to appear in federal court to decide if he remains in contempt over a Mexico property sale that landed him briefly in jail.

April 10, 2015 7:40 am(0)
Montana Supreme Court upholds nearly $4M verdict in work injury

Montana Supreme Court upholds nearly $4M verdict in work injury

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a default judgment that led to a nearly $4 million award for a man who was seriously injured while unloading logs at a Frenchtown pulp mill in 2008.

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Eaton's federal appeal blocks state resentencing hearing

Eaton's federal appeal blocks state resentencing hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A new round of federal appeals from a Wyoming inmate convicted of killing a Montana woman will block at least for now a new sentencing hearing on whether the inmate should receive the death penalty.

March 18, 2015 3:24 pm
Wyoming horse roundup legality argued before federal judge

Wyoming horse roundup legality argued before federal judge

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild-horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries different requirements for such roundups depending on whether the horses are on federal or private land.

March 02, 2015 4:35 pm Photos

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Bills would drop federal protections for wolves in 4 states

Bills would drop federal protections for wolves in 4 states

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Gray wolves in Wyoming and three Great Lakes states would lose court-ordered protection under legislation proposed in Congress, the latest offensive in a 12-year battle over whether the predator species is secure enough to allow hunting and trapping or should retain it…

February 12, 2015 12:50 pm(0)
Montana's gay marriage appeal will wait while Supreme Court weighs issue

Montana's gay marriage appeal will wait while Supreme Court weighs issue

HELENA — The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday granted the Montana attorney general’s request to put on hold his appeal of a ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

February 10, 2015 2:40 pm(0)

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