Lawsuit Against Miles City Trainer Sparks Bi-Partisan Compromise Against Child Sex Abuse

A lawsuit filed by John Heenan of Heenan & Cook, along with Miles City attorneys Bryant Martin and Dan Rice, may change how Montana courts prosecute child sexual abuse cases. A high-profile case based in Miles City involves child sex abuse allegations against former athletic trainer James “Doc” Jensen, who abused at least 18 boys… read more

Attorney John Heenan Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Children Abused by Miles City Trainer

Heenan & Cook, PLLC attorney John Heenan is leading a lawsuit against a former athletic trainer from Miles City, Montana. James “Doc” Jensen, 78, from Miles City, served as a trainer for Custer County District High School until 1998. For over 20 years, Jensen abused his position to groom and molest over 18 boys in… read more

2019 Bill Eliminates Time Limits on Reporting Child Sex Crimes in Montana

Montana Rep. Mary Ann Dunwell, D-Helena, introduced House Bill No. 109 into 2019 Montana Legislature in December 2018. This bill proposed a revision to the state’s current statute of limitations on sexual abuse cases involving child victims. The bill had no opponents during a January 2019 House Judiciary Committee hearing, and is currently under review…. read more

Suing for Illegal Videotaping: Is It Possible in Montana?

In the digital age, people are quick to pull out their phones and videotape interactions either to use as evidence, or simply for their own entertainment. The laws vary greatly from state to state regarding recorded conversations, which begs the question: Can a person sue for personal injury in Montana for illegal videotaping or recording?… read more

What Everyone Should Know About Asbestos in 2019 Household Products

Asbestos has a very extensive history of use as a fire prevention substance and builders and product developers in the United States used the substance for many years, not realizing the serious health hazard that asbestos represents. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral with fire-resistant qualities. When inhaled, the particles can cause a serious form of… read more

Tips for Driving Through Montana’s Winter Weather Conditions

Montana experiences some of the harshest winter weather in all of the United States, and Billings residents are generally familiar with how to navigate the harsh winter roads in Montana. However, newcomers to the state, visitors, and travelers passing through Montana should know what to expect from winter driving in Montana. Basic Winter Vehicle Maintenance… read more

Warning Signs Your Child is Being Bullied at School

Bullying is a serious problem in America’s schools, particularly in the digital age. Due to the anonymous nature of the internet, children face not only the prospect of traditional teasing in hallways and in the lunch room, but also through social media channels and applications. Many different warning signs exist that a child might be… read more

How to Prevent a School Bus Accident

School buses provide an invaluable service and help children get to school when parents are otherwise unable to take them. It is essential that drivers exercise utmost caution around buses. Unfortunately, not everyone pays the same care and attention to these vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collects and analyzes data on bus accidents… read more

Most Common Holiday Injuries and Safety Tips

There is no worse holiday interruption than a personal injury. Unfortunately, the holidays are some of the worst times of year for car accidents, slip and falls, fires, electric shocks, criminal activity, and other serious incidents. One of the steps you can take toward protecting your family this season is by spreading awareness of the… read more

2018 Montana Law Now Prohibits License Plate Readers

Many new laws went into effect on September 30, 2018, and one of the new ones that may be a good thing for Montana drivers is the law restricting the use of license plate readers by law enforcement. License plate readers are devices capable of recording and storing license plate information from passing vehicles. They… read more