Montana Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Finding Asarco’s State Law Claims Precluded

Mealey's (April 15, 2016, 11:23 AM EDT) -- HELENA, Mont. — A Montana state court judge did not err when granting Atlantic Richfield Co.’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, finding that Asarco LLC’s state law claims for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and fraud claims could have been added to an earlier federal lawsuit, a Montana Supreme Court panel ruled April 12 (Asarco LLC v. Atlantic Richfield Company, No. DA 15-0464, Mont. Sup.; 2016 Mont. LEXIS 266).

(Opinion available. Document #08-160513-004Z.)

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