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Patricia Cotter

Court to VanDyke: McGrath, Wheat already recused selves

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court ruled as moot on Wednesday a motion by Lawrence VanDyke to recuse Chief Justice Mike McGrath and Justice Mike Wheat from hearing his appeal of a District Court decision removing him as a justice candidate on the ballot.

May 07, 2014 8:44 pmLoading…
Supreme Court allows couple’s lawsuit against Bank of America to proceed

Supreme Court allows couple’s lawsuit against Bank of America to proceed

HELENA — Reversing a summary judgment, the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for a Meagher County couple to proceed with its lawsuit in District Court against Bank of America over allegedly fraudulent dealings.

May 07, 2014 5:26 pmLoading…

Supreme Court upholds stricter mine permitting

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a judge's ruling that a mining company must go through a stricter permitting process before it can build a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana.

October 30, 2012 6:50 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Montana history supports court's anti-corruption ruling

More than a century of Montana history figures prominently in the state Supreme Court’s Dec. 30 decision to uphold our voter-approved law banning direct corporate contributions to political candidates.

January 05, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…
Supreme Court upholds state ban on corporation spending

Supreme Court upholds state ban on corporation spending

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court’s ruling and reinstated the state’s century-old ban on direct spending by corporations for or against political candidates.

December 30, 2011 1:41 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Supreme Court keeps state open-records law working

On Thanksgiving eve, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that a public document pertaining to alleged misuse of public money should be made public. The Billings Gazette has been seeking this information in requests to the city of Billings and then through litigation for more than a year.

November 29, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: Supreme Court upholds law in climate debate

Gazette opinion: Supreme Court upholds law in climate debate

The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday put an end to a brief, odd chapter in the great climate change debate.

June 16, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

Court upholds decision denying subdivision for environmental reasons

HELENA - A District Court decision that voided the Helena City Commission's preliminary plat approval for the controversial 325-lot Aspen Trails Ranch subdivision has been upheld by the Montana Supreme Court.

April 16, 2010 6:21 amLoading…
Cotters rise together in Montana’s legal arena

Cotters rise together in Montana’s legal arena

HELENA — When Michael Cotter first met his future bride at the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1975, neither would have imagined that they were headed to the pinnacle of Montana’s legal world.

February 20, 2010 10:30 pmLoading…

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