Drange et al v. Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company et al

Filing 105

ORDER. Having reviewed the record, the Court agrees with Plaintiffs. In its order on the parties' cross-motions for summary judgment, the Court found it was "apparent" that questions of fact existed on the issue (Doc. 73 at 14-15). As such, summary judgment was inappropriate. Signed by Judge Susan P. Watters on 1/18/2023. (EMH)

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Case 1:20-cv-00030-SPW Document 105 Filed 01/18/23 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA BILLINGS DIVISION JODIE and ANDY DRANGE,each individually and on behalf of other persons similarly situated, Plaintiffs, CV 20-30-BLG-SPW NOTICE vs. MOUNTAIN WEST FARM BUREAU MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY and DOES 1-100, Defendants. The Court held a scheduling conference on Thursday, January 12,2023,in this matter. During the scheduling conference. Defendant Mountain West Farm argued that the Court had ruled, as a matter oflaw,that Plaintiffs Jodie and Andy Drange failed to abide by their insurance policy's appraisal process, which ultimately precluded any insurance coverage. Plaintiffs asserted that the Court had ruled that disputed facts existed on the issue, such that resolution on summary judgment was inappropriate. The parties asked the Court to resolve their dispute. Having reviewed the record, the Court agrees with Plaintiffs. In its order on the parties' cross-motions for summary judgment,the Court found it was Case 1:20-cv-00030-SPW Document 105 Filed 01/18/23 Page 2 of 2

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