Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Montana: Toole County Commissioner recall nixed

The attempt to recall Toole County commissioner Allan Underdal was tossed out by a Montana judge, who held that there was no issues being presented (Montana is a Malfeasance standard/judicial recall state).

Underdal authorized payments of $57,000 to a former Marias Medical Center CEO to retain an attorney. However, this was done with the approval of county commissioners, so he did not exceed his authority. The hospital was being sued by a former member of the staff. Underdal also sought attorney's fees (denied) and court costs (approved).

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