PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana

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10-218 Supreme Court of Montana Dec 7, 2011
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Feb 22, 2012 9-0 Kennedy OT 2011
 
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Holding: The Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that the state of Montana owns and may charge for use of the riverbeds at issue was based on an infirm legal understanding of the Court’s rules of navigability for title un­der the equal-footing doctrine.

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Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on February 22, 2012.

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Invited: November 1, 2010

Filed: May 20, 2011 (Deny)

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