Monthly Archives June 2009

Bullock Announces New Division Administrators

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Friday a new staff member and two promotions to round out the division administrators within the Department of Justice.

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Bullock Assures NCAA that Montana Law Does Not Prohibit Playoff Games

Attorney General clarifies sports gambling laws, hopes to “put issue behind us”

HELENA – After recent reports that the NCAA would no longer allow playoff games to be held in Montana, Attorney General Steve Bullock has clarified Montana’s laws regarding sports gambling and assured the Association that those laws do not run afoul of NCAA regulations.

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Bullock Objects to Provisions of GM Bankruptcy

AG says Montana dealerships and consumers shouldn’t be forced to give up legal protections

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock has joined in two objections filed in the General Motors (GM) Bankruptcy proceedings on behalf of consumers in Montana and 36 other states. The federal court actions come after GM’s recent claims that it can ignore state laws that make sure dealerships get a fair shake from the company and that consumers’ rights are protected when a GM product is defective.

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Bullock: State Files Complaint Against AirTEL Wireless

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Freezing Company Assets

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday said that his office has taken legal action against AirTEL Wireless, a cell phone provider that operated in Montana until it abruptly closed its doors in February without reimbursing its customers.

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Bullock Announces Tim Burton as New Chief of Staff

Current Helena City Manager to start mid-summer at the Department of Justice

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he has hired Helena City Manager Tim Burton to become Deputy Director and Chief of Staff at the Montana Department of Justice.

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Bankruptcy Court Approves Agreement on ASARCO Hazardous Waste Sites

$100 million will fund cleanup of smelting site in East Helena

HELENA – Today the Judge in the ASARCO bankruptcy case in Corpus Christi announced that he is approving the Montana Custodial Trust Settlement, along with four other environmental settlements affecting other states and the United States. This settlement, which was signed by the State of Montana, the United States and ASARCO in March, will provide $138 million to be paid into a custodial trust to clean up industrial and mining sites in Montana that are owned by ASARCO, LLC.

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Bullock Honors Butte, Missoula Women as Crime Victim Advocates of the Year

BUTTE – At separate ceremonies in their hometowns, Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock honored two women as Montana’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocates of the year. Bullock recognized Tanya Campbell in Missoula on Monday and Betty Mealey in Butte today.

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Wyoming Can’t Hoard Water Protected by Yellowstone River Compact

Special Master appointed by U.S. Supreme Court denies Wyoming’s attempt to dismiss suit to protect Montana water rights

HELENA – A Special Master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed Montana’s argument that the Yellowstone River Compact protects water users in Montana from upstream users in Wyoming, Attorney General Steve Bullock said today.

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