Montana News

Montana City, Others Reach $7.5M Settlement in Landfill Suit

The city of Bozeman, Mont., a housing developer and an engineering firm have reached a $7.5 million settlement agreement in a lawsuit filed by homeowners who said the city approved a subdivision near a former landfill that is leaking fumes …

Trial Underway in Montana Lawsuit over Man’s Skateboarding Death

A trial is underway in a lawsuit over whether the city of Columbia Falls in Montana is responsible for a man’s death in a skateboarding accident on a subdivision trail system. The Daily Inter Lake reported Sara Kent sued the …

Montana Medical Marijuana Backers Launch Ballot Measure to Loosen Limits

Advocates for medical marijuana in Montana have begun gathering signatures for an initiative that would ask voters to undo legislation limiting the use of the substance. But backers of I-182 have just nine weeks to collect the 24,175 valid signatures …

Montana Man Sued for Wrongful Death after Shooting Home Intruder

Representatives of a man shot and killed after he broke into a Helena, Mont. home have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter. The Independent Record reported that the suit filed on behalf of the estate of Henry Thomas …

Montana Jury Rules against Woman’s Wrongful-Birth Suit

A Montana jury has ruled against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter’s cystic fibrosis. Kerrie Evans of Gardiner had testified that she would have had an …

Cleanup Plan Finally Approved For Contaminated Montana Town

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval this week to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency’s action comes more than 15 years after …

Montana Officials Seek Dollar Value on Dino Fossils for Insurance Purposes

Montana State University is trying to put a value on dinosaur bones after state auditors said they need it for insurance policies, despite opposition from Museum of the Rockies’ dinosaur experts who say it’s unethical and dangerous to treat scientific …

ARCO Counter-Sues in Ongoing Legal Battle with Montana Residents

An oil company has counter-sued residents of the Montana communities of Opportunity and Crackerville who are seeking an environmental cleanup. The Montana Standard reported that the Atlantic Richfield Co. filed a lawsuit against 97 residents, claiming their long legal fight …

Chicken Salad Pulled off Costco Shelves Due to E. Coli

Authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. The Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other western states are investigating E. coli illnesses …

Some Asbestos Left Behind in Montana Town Amid Move to End Cleanup

Federal officials say their final analysis of a Montana community wracked by deadly asbestos contamination shows a costly and much-criticized cleanup is working – even though about 700 properties have yet to be investigated. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has …