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Is That Actually a Law in Montana? (Part 1)

Everybody loves hearing about weird Montana laws. My previous article about having the legal right to an easement to your favorite seat in church was very popular, so I thought I’d tell you about more of them. Let’s jump right in. In Billings, it’s illegal to sell pet...

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What is the American Rule on Attorney’s Fees?

“If we win, I can get my attorney’s fees from the losing side, right?” This is a question I hear all the time from clients. The answer is almost always “No.” Clients can’t believe that they have to spend money for a lawsuit where the other side is clearly at fault,...

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Will Your Next Lawyer Be a Robot?

“AI,” which stands for “artificial intelligence” is all over the news. AI is essentially computers that automatically learn and become super computers. For example, AI is creating songs that sound remarkably similar to human-created music. AI is taking out the need...

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You Can’t “Folf” (Not a Typo) In Helena

A Helena ordinance makes it illegal to play “folf” (the term for Frisbee golf) at night. If you think I’m making this up, it’s Helena Municipal Code Title 5, Chapter 13. Why do weird laws like this exist and why aren’t they cleared off the books? Politicians and...

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Citizens Arrest: Myths and Reality

Most people have heard about “citizens arrest,” which basically lets a citizen, as opposed to a law enforcement officer, arrest people committing a crime until the police arrive. TV shows and movies about crime often portray citizens arrests – usually very...

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Can You Ignore a Lawsuit Filed Against You?

Let’s say you are handed a lawsuit and summons by a process server. It’s a BS case filed by your crazy neighbor for something you clearly didn’t do. You can ignore the suit, right? Wrong. You most certainly cannot ignore it. Once you’ve been served with a lawsuit, the...

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