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North Dakota man sues Cody police official for excessive force

CASPER, Wyo. — A North Dakota man arrested four years ago in Cody claims the city’s current assistant police chief used a stun gun on him while he was handcuffed, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.

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GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

HELENA — Ravalli County Republicans sued the state Monday in an attempt to require voters to register with the GOP in order to participate in the party’s primary elections.

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Group challenges state's campaign finance laws

HELENA — A Helena-based nonprofit organization has asked a federal judge to rule that a broad swath of Montana’s campaign finance laws is unconstitutional, and it wants to prevent the state from enforcing those laws before this year’s elections.

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$28.4M verdict in bus software lawsuit upheld

MISSOULA — An appeals court has upheld a $28.4 million jury award in a lawsuit filed by a Missoula software company against the largest school bus company in North America.

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Chessman Reservoir lawsuit to continue as timber harvest begins

Chessman Reservoir lawsuit to continue as timber harvest begins

HELENA — At least one of the two conservation groups suing over the Red Mountain Flume-Chessman Reservoir project plans to proceed with a lawsuit despite a federal judge saying the groups are unlikely to succeed on the merits of their case while denying a temporary halt to the project.

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Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

CASPER, Wyo. — The 8-year-old boy rescued from the North Platte River two weeks ago sat at his father’s side during Tuesday’s Casper City Council work session. After prompting from his dad, Troy Bray, his eyes shifted from his shoes to the council members.

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Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Butte Catholic schools

Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Butte Catholic schools

BUTTE — A former teacher fired for being pregnant filed a lawsuit in Butte federal court Thursday against Butte Central Catholic Schools.

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Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

MISSOULA — A man injured by a bridge jumper while floating the Clark Fork River last summer now alleges Missoula County also was at fault for his severe injuries.

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Newspaper sues over charge for public records

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Tribune Eagle has filed suit seeking to block Laramie County School District 1 from charging to make public records available for viewing.

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Resolution near in lawsuit involving bite on nose

CODY, Wyo. — A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a Cody man part of his nose is close to being resolved.

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Butte's landmark M&M faces multiple lawsuits

Butte's landmark M&M faces multiple lawsuits

BUTTE — The landmark M&M Cigar Store restaurant and its owner, Sam Jankovich, are mired in legal problems taking a bite out of the business’s finances.

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Wyoming judge lets gay marriage lawsuit continue

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — 

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2 ex-Stockman Bank employees sue alleging sex discrimination

2 ex-Stockman Bank employees sue alleging sex discrimination

Two former employees of Stockman Bank’s Miles City branch office recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging sex discrimination by supervisors.

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Wyoming lawsuit over Earhart search before court

CASPER, Wyo. — The search for Amelia Earhart’s missing airplane could land in front of a federal jury depending on how a judge rules in a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming man who says he was duped into donating $1 million an expedition.

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Lawsuit: Jail inmate’s throat cancer went untreated for months

Lawsuit: Jail inmate’s throat cancer went untreated for months

A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against the county, sheriff and a doctor alleging that a former Yellowstone County jail inmate’s cancer went undiagnosed for almost a year — leading to a ruptured lump in his throat followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatment for advanced cancer.

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Judge enforces $300K agreement, concussion lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A District Court judge in Bozeman has enforced a $300,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former Three Forks High School football player over a series of concussions suffered in practice in 2009.

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Judge: Conservation groups can’t join lawsuit over oil, gas drilling

Judge: Conservation groups can’t join lawsuit over oil, gas drilling

HELENA — A federal judge has denied the petition of several conservation groups to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. officials to lift a suspension on drilling for natural gas and oil in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park.

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Missoula sheriff's deputy sues over humiliation of kiss inquiry

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputy Rebecca Birket filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking damages for the violation of privacy and humiliation Birket allegedly suffered during an internal investigation into a kiss she shared with another deputy while she was off duty.

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Nuns' request to bring diocese to court denied

HELENA —A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday rejected a request by an order of nuns to bring the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena back into state court to share in any monetary judgment that goes against it in a pair of child sex-abuse lawsuits.

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