Curious what the Montana Chamber of Commerce thinks about the Montana Supreme Court?
The chamber has released its 2018 Judicial Review rating the Montana Supreme Court on how favorable its rulings were to business interests of their decisions.
The chamber included 58 Supreme Court decisions from the 2016-2017 biennium in the review, choosing cases it determined impacted Montana businesses or affected general liability standards, providing a case summary for all 58 cases.
The review, however, does not analyze the decisions on their merits or the reasoning behind them – only whether they were favorable or unfavorable to business interests. It determined that the court handed down a “pro-business” decision in 72 percent of the cases. The eight justices who sat on the court during the biennium all received an individual rating.
The review also rated the Montana Workers Compensation Court based on 26 judgments made by Judge David Sandler, determining he made a “pro-business” ruling 73 percent of the time.