Mattson, et al. v. Montana Power Company, et al.

Montana Supreme Court decision regarding responsibilities of easement holders in Montana


In this decision, the Montana Supreme Court ruled for the first time that easement holders in the state of Montana have an independent obligation to use the easements reasonably. Even if the easement holder is operating with the four corners of the easement, this additional reasonableness requirement imposes an extra duty to do as little harm as possible to the servient estate.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 9th Circuit, Montana | United States

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