Montana Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Abortion Laws, Ensuring Access to Reproductive Rights

HELENA, Montana – Three Montana laws that imposed restrictions on abortion rights have been ruled unconstitutional by District Court Judge Kurt Krueger. The laws, passed in 2021, included a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, a prohibition on doctors prescribing medication abortions through telehealth services, a 24-hour waiting period for medication abortions, and a requirement for doctors to offer an ultrasound before an abortion. In his ruling, Judge Krueger stated that these regulations imposed significant burdens on abortion access without sufficient rationale or credible evidence. The laws had already been blocked by a preliminary injunction … Read more

Montana Arson Trial Unveils Twisted Fentanyl Addiction Connection: Defendant Accused of Setting Fires for ‘One More Fix’

POLSON, Montana – A trial began on Monday for accused arsonist Craig McCrea, who has been held on a $1 million bond since May 2022 in connection with four fires that occurred in July 2021. The largest of these fires, known as Boulder 2700, burned thousands of acres and forced evacuations in Finley Point. Prosecutors allege that McCrea started the fires to benefit his father, a firefighter for the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes. During the opening statements, Assistant Attorney General Thorin Geist told jurors that McCrea associated the smell of smoke with the opportunity to … Read more

Snowmobile Crash and Wildlife Crisis Rock Montana: Inside the Yellowstone Club Lawsuit Amidst Winter Storm

MISSOULA, Mont. – A snowmobile crash and a die-off of bighorn sheep have sparked concerns in Montana. Additionally, a lawsuit has been filed against the exclusive Yellowstone Club. Moreover, residents are urged to prepare for an impending winter storm. In a tragic incident, a snowmobile crash occurred in Montana, raising concerns about safety. The details of the crash are yet to be fully disclosed, but authorities are investigating the incident. The incident serves as a reminder for snowmobile users to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines. Furthermore, a significant number of bighorn sheep have tragically … Read more

Montana Medical Malpractice: The Devastating Reality of Capped Damages and Constitutional Rights

HELENA, Montana – Medical malpractice victims in Montana face significant challenges in seeking compensation for their injuries. Despite being awarded substantial damages by a jury, these victims may only receive a fraction of the amount due to a legislative cap imposed since 1995. The cap limits non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium, to just $250,000. This cap has raised concerns about constitutional rights and access to justice for victims of medical negligence. Under the current legislation, an injured plaintiff may be awarded millions of dollars in damages for … Read more