Montana Supreme Court to Determine fate of Montana Artesian Water Company Permit in full seven justice (en banc) panel

Ferguson & Coppes attorney’s Graham Coppes and Emily Wilmott have submitted the final briefs in what has now become a 5 year long battle to protect senior water rights and lawful agency decision making.  After Graham and Emily prevailed for the second time in the First Judicial District, the Company again appealed. See Flathead Beacon article. Now, after all briefs have been submitted, on November 30, 2022, the Montana Supreme Court issued an order declaring that the matter has been submitted for decision to the full court sitting “en banc.” Our attorneys and clients eagerly await that decision.