Ferguson & Coppes attorney secures $175,000 dollar settlement for client in multi-venue water use and ditch restoration case

Recently Graham Coppes successfully secured a large settlement on the eve of trial for a client fighting to restore his water delivery systems after a neighbor bulldozed the historic ditches.  After initiating suit, the neighbor claimed that the client’s water rights were invalid.  Graham successfully defended the matter after certification of the proceeding to the Montana Water Court, where the Court awarded Graham’s client the full historical flow rate as claimed. Upon winning at the Water Court, the case returned to district court, where Graham successfully settled the case with a large damage award for his client.