Menu 
Montana Department of Justice

Montanans Encouraged to Protect Themselves Against Tax ID Theft

In observance of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the Montana Department of Justice encourages Montanans to take steps to keep themselves safe. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can…

Attorney General Fox Warns Montanans of IRS Impersonation Scam

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox warned Montanans about aggressive and sometimes threatening phone calls from scammers impersonating agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These callers are attempting to trick unsuspecting taxpayers into believing they owe tax debt and making payments immediately over the phone. The callers are even going so far as to tell…

Attorney General Approves Sale of Community Medical Center

Charitable asset proposal still under review Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox approved the sale of Community Medical Center in Missoula to a joint venture consisting of Billings Clinic and RegionalCare Hospital Partners. The proposed transaction had been under review since September. The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection is still reviewing the proposal for…

Montana Joins Bipartisan Effort to Protect Second Amendment Rights

25 states want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn circuit court decision upholding city gun restriction A bipartisan group of 25 state attorneys general has filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s ruling upholding a San Francisco ordinance that requires all citizens who possess handguns in their homes to…

Montana Department of Justice Announces National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

The Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction are working together to give Montana students the opportunity to participate in state and national poster contests which focus on the theme: “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” “This program allows Montana fifth-graders to compete in state and national poster contests while giving schools the…

Attorney General’s Legislative Priorities Receive Bipartisan Support

When the 64th Session of the Montana Legislature convenes next week, the agenda will include several measures brought forward by Attorney General Tim Fox. The attorney general’s priorities, which have been introduced with bipartisan support, focus on protecting children, enhancing public safety, and strengthening consumer protection laws. “These are commonsense measures that address genuine needs…

Attorney General’s Office Comments on Latest in Montana-Wyoming Water Case

Today, the Special Master appointed by the United States Supreme Court agreed that Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact to deprive Montana of the full enjoyment of its water rights in the Tongue River. The decision found Wyoming liable for depriving Montana of water in 2004 and 2006, years in which severe drought conditions significantly…

Attorney General Fox Announces National $90 Million Cramming Settlement with T-Mobile

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that his Office of Consumer Protection, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, reached settlements with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that include at least $90 million in payments, and that resolve allegations that…

Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 57 New Officers

At a ceremony this morning in Helena, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 57 new officers who will serve 26 different agencies across the state. The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is operated by the Montana Department of Justice, providing basic and advanced training for state, county, city and tribal law enforcement officers throughout the state.…