Can You Sue For E-Cigarette Injuries in Montana?

Electronic cigarette companies have been in the news a lot lately. Once touted as being “safer” alternatives to traditional cigarettes, or even methods to help people quit smoking, e-cigarettes may not be as safe are many people thought. Of particular concern are the effects these products are having on younger consumers, mainly teenagers, who have… read more

Is it Possible to Sue for Bullying in Montana?

Bullying in schools is a problem that no child should have to deal with. This issue has been in the news plenty lately, and many states and local governments have take steps to prevent bullying in school. However, there are times when bulling causes physical or emotional damage to a child that could have been… read more

Can I File a Lawsuit Against a Company for a Dangerous or Defective Product?

Consumers should be able to count on having safe products. However, there are times when the items that we bring into our homes are defective due to the carelessness or negligence of a company or manufacturer. When that happens, consumers should be able to seek compensation if they are injured or become ill due to… read more

Can I Sue for Getting Hurt at a Sporting Event?

Flying T-shirts and flying hot dogs. No, you are not seeing things and you are still reading about legal matters. Flying objects have caused some problems for professional sports teams, and that is part of what we want to talk about today. You may have missed the story about the woman who filed a $1… read more

Can I Face Legal Trouble For Fireworks in Montana?

Many people think of Independence Day when they think of fireworks. However, fireworks are available all year long in this state, and people shoot them off for a variety of reasons: New Year’s Eve, birthdays, weddings, and sometimes for no real reason at all. Fireworks can be fun, but they can also be dangerous. It… read more

Can I Sue for an Organization Refusing Service Because I’m LGBTQ?

LGBTQ rights have been a flashpoint in US society for decades, including here in Montana. As the country looks at the legacy of the Stonewall Riots, we wanted to look at what rights LGBTQ people have in Montana. A recent report by the UCLA School of Law said that approximately 22,300 LGBTQ people n Montana… read more

How Dangerous can Motorcycle Lane Splitting Be in Montana?

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience. Those that own and regularly ride motorcycles cite their amazing ability to not only act as a form of transit, but to relax and distract them from the rigors of life. Although motorcycles are an enjoyable, efficient mode of travel, they are not nearly as safe to… read more

Montana 2019 Firework Regulations

Fireworks are a staple in all states on Independence Day and during other celebratory events. What better way to express the ultimate joy of the celebration than by witnessing beautiful fireworks light up the sky? Though watching fireworks can be an awe-inspiring experience, all Montana residents must remember that they are still dangerous. Fireworks are… read more

Bipartisan Bill to Aid Accountability in Drug Pricing

High drug prices can prevent patients from getting the medications they need to manage conditions and control symptoms. Outrageous costs of prescription drugs in Montana have led to thousands of patients foregoing medications that could significantly improve their lives. Now, U.S. Senator Steve Daines says a bill he is cosponsoring will bring long overdue transparency… read more

Should Schools Be Liable for Monitoring Their Staff?

Like any other employer-employee relationship, a school will be vicariously liable for the actions and misconduct of its employees in Montana. Thus, it is the school’s legal responsibility to reasonably ensure the safety and competency of its staff. Otherwise, the school could face liability for accidents, injuries, and crimes against its students in the hands… read more