Argued: May 14, 2013
Submitted: May 15, 2013
Certified Question, United States District Court District of Utah, Central Division Honorable Tena Campbell, Presiding Judge.
For Plaintiffs: Mark S. Northcraft (argued), James R. Morrison, Northcraft, Bigby & Biggs, P.C., Seattle, Washington
Robert H. Bullock, Brian G. Martin, Strong & Hanni, Salt Lake City, Utah
For Defendant: Stuart F. Delery, Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, District of Columbia
David B. Barlow, United States Attorney, Jeannette Swent, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Steven A. Kirsch (argued), Jill Dahlmann Rosa, United States Department of Justice, Washington, District of Columbia
For Amicus Montana Defense Trial Lawyers: Nicholas J. Pagnotta (argued), Williams Law Firm, Missoula, Montana
Dale R. Cockrell, Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Axelberg, P.C., Kalispell, Montana
For Amicus Montana Trial Lawyers Association: L. Randall Bishop (argued), Bishop & Heenan, Billings, Montana
Lawrence A. Anderson, Attorney at Law, Great Falls, Montana
Patricia O. Cotter Justice
¶1 We accepted certified questions from the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, which we have reformulated in accordance with M. R. App. P. 15(4) and our Order of July 31, 2012:
¶2 May a person who has settled a claim with a victim then bring an action for contribution against a joint tortfeasor under § 27-1-703, MCA, even ...