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Meek v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court

Meek v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, 2015 MT 130 (May 13, 2015) (McGrath, C.J.; McKinnon, J., dissenting) (6-1, supervisory control granted)

Issue: Whether the district court properly granted a defense motion in limine to restrict the medical damages evidence admissible at trial, and properly granted summary judgment against Meek on that issue.

Short Answer: No.

Writ of supervisory control granted

Facts: Judy Meek died in January 2012 after a fall at a business in November 2011. Sharon Meek, the PR of Judy’s estate, brought suit against the business where the fall happened, seeking damages for survival and wrongful death.

Between the time of the fall and Judy’s death, Judy’s medical providers billed $197,154 for her care. Judy had Medicare coverage, with supplemental coverage through BC/BS.…