WILLIAM HALVORSEN and BETH HALVORSEN, Petitioners and Appellants,
NORMAN ASHCRAFT, Respondent and Appellee.
William and Beth Halvorsen have filed their revised opening
brief on January 9, 2017. The Court has determined that
Appellants' revised opening brief does not comply with
the Montana Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rules).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Appellants'
opening brief be returned for revisions necessary to comply
with the Rules. In particular, Appellants must:
1. Include references to the District Court record in the
statement of facts pursuant to Rule 12(1)(d). References to
the record must be to particular parts of the record,
suitably designated, and to specific pages of each part.
Examples include: Answer, p. 7; Transcript, p. 231. Reference
may also be given to the docket number of the document in the
District Court register.
2. Include a summary of the argument preceding the argument,
pursuant to Rule 12(1)(f). The summary should appear under an
appropriate heading and contain a succinct, clear, and
accurate statement of the arguments made in the body of the
FURTHER ORDERED that the original copy of the referenced
brief be returned for revisions necessary to comply with the
FURTHER ORDERED that the postage costs for returning the
referenced copies of Appellant's brief will be billed to
Appellants by the Clerk of the Supreme Court and shall be due
and payable upon receipt;
FURTHER ORDERED that the signed original and nine copies of
the Appellants' second revised brief ordered
herein be filed within 20 days of the date of this Order with
the Clerk of the Supreme Court and one copy of each revised
brief be served on counsel of record;
FURTHER ORDERED that the times for any subsequent briefing
contained in Rule 13 shall run from the date of
Appellants' brief being returned this date.
Clerk is directed to mail a true copy of this Order, together
with all copies of Appellants' brief referenced herein,
to Appellants and to mail a true copy of ...