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Complaints resolved in 2014 under Commissioner Jonathan Motl: Underlined Decisions or Settlements are linked documents available for viewing 

  • Decision: Ponte v Buttrey, COPP-2014-CFP-007
                             -Final Resolution: Dismissal
  • Partial Decision: Ponte v MTBASE et.al., COPP-2014-CFP-012
    -Remainder in investigation
  • Decision: Montana Republican Party v Wright, COPP-2012-CFP-001
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • Final Decision/Partial Decision: Rodda v Bennett, COPP-2014-CFP-013
                             -Final Resolution: Dismissal
  • DecisionMadin v Sales, COPP-2010-CFP-029
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • DecisionCommissioner v WTP (Sales), COPP-2010-CFP-030
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • DecisionBonogofsky v Wagman, COPP-2010-CFP-035        
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • DecisionCommissioner v WTP (Wagman), COPP-2010-CFP-036        
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • DecisionBonogofsky v Wittich, COPP-2010-CFP-031        
    -Litigation: Lewis & Clark Co., Cause ADV-2014-251
  • DecisionCommissioner v WTP (Wittich), COPP-2010-CFP-032        
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • DecisionBonogofsky v ProuseCOPP-2010-CFP-033        
    -Litigation: Lewis & Clark Co., Cause DDV-2014-250
  • DecisionCommission v WTP (Prouse), COPP-2010-CFP-034        
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • Decision: Royston v Livingston Fire Fighters PAC, COPP-2013-CFP-031        
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • Decision: Blake v Vote Yes Whitefish, COPP-2012-CFP-005                
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process
  • Decision: Beal & Hickes v. Unknown/Frank Miller, COPP-2013-CFP-024/COPP-2014-CFP-007
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Kenat v. Van Dyk, COPP-2014-CFP-004
                               -Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Reinlasoder v. Hanser, COPP-2013-CFP-021                        
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Landsgaard v. Brown, COPP-2014-CFP-010 
                               -Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Landsgaard v. Peterson, COPP-2014-CFP-008                     
                               -Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Landsgaard v. 18 Legislative Candidates, COPP-2014-CFP-006       
                                -Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Madin v. Burnett, COPP-2013-CFP-052                                       
                                -Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Howell/Bitterroot Star v. Stamey, COPP-2014-CFP-003        
    -Settlement/Litigation in process
     
  • Decision: Page Nei v. Reynolds, Hester, Obrien, COPP-2013-CFP-020           
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Bonogofsky v Boniek, COPP-2010-CFP-027                          
    -Litigation: Lewis & Clark Co., Cause ADV-2014-202 
  • Decision: Esp v Montana Citizens Right to Work COPP-2010-CFP-026           
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Esp v. Assembly Action Fund COPP-2010-CFP-025               
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Esp v. WTP, COPP-2012-CFP-048                                     
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Esp v. Lair, Faw & Baird, COPP-2012-CFP-049                    
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Clark v Assembly Action Fund, COPP-2010-CFP-013              
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Clark v. WTP, COPP-2010-CFP-024                                  
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
  • Decision: Clark v. Bannan, COPP-2010-CFP-023
                               Litigation:                                                                                                              Gallatin County, Case No. DV-14-143B                                                                                                  Lewis and Clark County, Cause No. CDV-2014-178                                              
  • Decision: Swope v. Pomnichowski, COPP-20114-CFP-001                    
                              - Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Colstad v Devers, COPP-2013-CFP-026                                       
                              - Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Welch v Davis, COPP-2013-CFP-027                                       
                               -Final Resolution: Settlement 

Complaints resolved in 2013 under Commissioner Jonathan Motl

  • Decision: Hansen v Billings School District #2, COPP-2013-CFP-030
                               -Final Resolution: Dismissal   
  • Decision: Washburn v WTP now Named ATP, COPP-2010-CFP-028
    - Settlement/Litigation in Process 
  • Decision: Ward v WTP now named ATP, COPP-2010-CFP-022                
    - Settlement/Litigation in Progress 
  • Decision: Ward v Miller, COPP-2010-CFP-021                                             
    -Litigation: Lewis & Clark Co., Cause CDV-2014-62 
  • Decision: Washburn v Assembly Action Fund, COPP-2010-CFP-020         
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process 
  • Decision: Washburn v Murray, COPP-2010-CFP-019                       
    -Litigation:
    Gallatin Co., Cause DV-14-36A
    Lewis & Clark Co, Cause BDV-2014-170
  • Decision: Ward v Assembly Action Fund, COPP-2010-CFP-006          
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process 
  • Decision: Legard & French v Sanders County PAC, COPP-2012-CFP-016 & 018
                               Final Resolution: Settlement
  • Decision: Wheeler v American Dream Montana, SOPP-2012-CFP-031
                               Final Resolution: Settlement 
  • Decision: Buell v Montanans for Trap Free Public Lands, COPP-2010-CFP-012
                               Final ResolutionSettlement 
  • Decision: Buell v Footloose Montana for Trap Free Public Land, COPP-2010-CFP-011
                               Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Ulvestad v Brown, COPP-2013-CFP-025
                               Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Wells v Lambert, COPP-2013-CFP-022
                               Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Womack v Jenks, COPP-2013-CFP-023                            
                               Final Resolution: Dismissal
  • Decision: Tuininga v Bullock, COPP-2012-CFP-026
                               Final ResolutionSettlement
  • Decision: Bonogofsky v Kennedy, COPP-2010-CFP-015                      
    -Litigation: Lewis & Clark Co., Cause DDV-2014-234
  • Decision: Bonogofsky v National Gun Owners Alliance, COPP-2010-CFP-008  
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process 
  • Decision: Bonogofsky v Montana Citizens for Right to Work, COPP-2010-CFP-010
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process 
  • Decision: Bonogofsky v Assembly Action Fund, COPP-2010-CFP-009       
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process 
  • Decision: Bonogofsky v Western Tradition Partnership, COPP-2010-CFP-007  
    -Settlement/Litigation in Process 
  • Decision: Bixler v Suprock, COPP-2013-CFP-013,
                                Final ResolutionSettlement 
  • Decision: Royston v Crosby, COPP-2012-CFP-041
                                Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Hope v Busby, Big Horn County & Montana Native Vote, COPP-2012-CFP-046
                                Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: DeLorenzo v Cate, COPP-2012-CFP-013
                                Final ResolutionSettlement 
  • Decision: Baker v KEY-Kids Education Yes, COPP-2011-CFP-032
                                Final ResolutionSettlement
  • Decision: MacLaren v Montana Conservative Coalition PAC, COPP-2012-CFP-027
    -Settlement/Litigation in process
  • Decision: Mikkelsen v Western Montana Water Users, COPP-2013-CFP-015
                                Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Hendry & Vincent v Vincent, COPP-2013-CFP-006 & Copp-2013-CFP-009
                                Final ResolutionSettlement 
  • Decision: Taylor v Hale, COPP-2012-CFP-028
                                Final Resolution:  Settlement 

Complaints resolved in 2013 under Commissioner James Murry

  • Decision: Berry v Fanning,
    -Settlement/Litigation in process 
     
  • Decision: Madin v Sales
                               Final Resolution: Dismissed/reopened as COPP-2010-CFP-029
     
  • Decision: Mowbray v Taylor 
                               Final Resolution: Dismissal
  • Decision: WIttich & Miller v Main Street Advocacy Fund
                              
    Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Loney v Moore, Blewett, Jacobson & Boland 
                              
    Final Resolution: Dismissal
  • Decision: O'Neill v Kahn
               
                    Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Hamlett v McKamey
             
                      Final Resolution: Dismissal 
  • Decision: Washburn v Murray
                 
                  Final Results: Dismissed/Reopened as COPP-2010-CFP-019

Complaints from 2012 

          1990-1999 Decisions