Montana Supreme Court Affirms Condemnation Of Water Company By City

(August 4, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT) -- HELENA, Mont. — In a 5-2 ruling, the Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 2 found no error in a district court’s condemnation of a privately owned water company by a city served by the water supplier (The City of Missoula v. Mountain Water Company, et al., No. DA 15-0375, Mont. Sup.; 2016 Mont. LEXIS 514).

(Opinion available. Document #95-160811-005Z.)

Mountain Water Co. owns a water system that provides service to the City of Missoula. Mountain is ultimately owned by Carlyle Infrastructure Partners LP (Carlyle).

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