Montana News

Montana Governor Wants Disaster Declaration Over Flooding

Gov. Steve Bullock is asking President Barack Obama to issue a federal disaster declaration for Montana due to widespread flooding and ice jams last month. Bullock’s letter, dated Friday, explains that unusually high amounts of precipitation fell over the winter …

March Flooding in Montana to be Evaluated By FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency teams have come to Montana to begin assessing damage from flooding. Ed Tinsley, of Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, told the Independent Record that the teams will be looking at only damage to public infrastructure. State …

Another Montana Couple Files Landslide Lawsuit

Another couple contending their property is on an active landslide has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a private ski resort and golf community in southwestern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reportedthat Thomas Pettus and L. Cecily Hine filed …

Lundstrom Joins Great West Insurance Services in Montana

Kevin Lundstrom has joined Leavitt Great West Insurance Services in Montana. Lundstrom has experience in the health care industry.  He specializes in providing employee healthcare benefit solutions and will be focusing on large employers and school sponsored plans throughout Montana. Leavitt …

Former Montana Deputy Sues Over Lack of PTSD Treatment

A former Gallatin County, Mont. sheriff’s deputy who faces trial in May on charges that he mistreated a prisoner three years ago is suing the county claiming he did not receive adequate treatment for job-related mental health issues. The Bozeman …

AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire

Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

Record Hail Damage In 2013: Montana Farmers

Insurance claims for crop damage due to hail in Montana exceeded $14 million in 2013. The Montana Department of Agriculture told the Great Falls Tribune that’s the most expensive year in the 98-year-history of the state’s crop-hail insurance program. The …

$52M Awarded by Montana Jury Awards in Bank Lawsuit

A Montana jury has awarded an office supply manufacturer $52 million in its lawsuit against its former bank. Masters Group International Inc. sued Comerica Inc. after the bank reneged on a November 2008 agreement to delay collection of a $10.5 …

Montana Ski Resort Target of Family’s Wrongful Death Suit

The German family of a 16-year-old exchange student who died while skiing at Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort in 2010 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the resort. The family of Niclas Waschle filed the lawsuit Dec. 24 in U.S. …

Montana Hospital Sues Over ACA Records System

A southwestern Montana hospital has filed a lawsuit against a Texas company saying it didn’t follow through with a contract to install a $441,000 health records system required under the federal Affordable Care Act. The Independent Record reported Mountainview Medical …