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Federal Judge Awards Jewish Woman $14 Million

Federal Judge Awards Jewish Woman $14 Million In Case Against Neo-Nazi Trolls Original Article:  NPR https://www.npr.org/2019/07/17/742818961/federal-judge-awards-jewish-woman-14-million-in-case-against-neo-nazi-trolls Gersh’s lawyer is a prominent Montana attorney and former Democratic leader, John Morrison. He’s working on behalf of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Founder of neo-Nazi site should pay $14 million

Original article:  NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/founder-neo-nazi-site-daily-stormer-should-pay-14-million-n1030211 John Morrison, an attorney for Gersh, said, “This is a big win for our client, but it also sends an important message that hateful harassment by bigots will not be tolerated in Big Sky Country.” —————————————————- Founder of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer should pay $14 million to victim of ‘troll storm,’ judge says A federal magistrate denounced the “particularly egregious and reprehensible nature” of Andrew Anglin’s anti-Semitic intimidation of a Montana woman. “I wanted to make sure that this never happens to anyone else,” said Tanya Gersh, who sued the founder of the neo-Nazi website […]

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$7 million in health benefits recovered

$7 million in health benefits recovered for 10,000 Montana hospital employees This story has been updated to reflect a statement provided from Bozeman Health. Five major Montana hospitals have reached a preliminary $7 million agreement to settle claims made by employees that the hospitals engaged in a kickback scheme in which the hospitals over-paid for health insurance. The hospitals continue to deny any wrongdoing and insist no harm was done, but both sides agreed to settle to avoid a lengthy and expensive legal process, according to documents filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Great Falls. In December […]

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Missoula businesses sue Blue Cross Blue Shield

Summary:  Three Missoula businesses have filed suit in District Court alleging that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana added fees to its health insurance plan to provide kickbacks to the Montana Chamber of Commerce as a marketing incentive. Missoula News Journal:  https://missoulacurrent.com/business/2020/01/missoula-businesses-kickback/ Missoula businesses sue Blue Cross Blue Shield for Chamber kickback scheme Three Missoula businesses have filed suit in District Court alleging that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana added fees to its health insurance plan to provide kickbacks to the Montana Chamber of Commerce as a marketing incentive. The Union Club Bar, The Depot and the Trail Head […]

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Fighting Junk Health Plans

John Morrison exposes fraud in short term health insurance in the case of Charley Butler as reported by the Los Angeles Times: “It’s inexcusable that a health insurance company would take premiums from someone like Charley Butler and then not even process the claims for months and months after he is diagnosed with cancer,” said the Butlers’ attorney, John Morrison, a former Montana insurance commissioner.

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Nazi hate speech

Montana Public Radio (MTPR) – By Edward O’Brien • Apr 18, 2017 • “Online campaigns of hate, threats and intimidation have no place in a civil society, and do not enjoy protection under our constitution,” Morrison says.  View More Federal judge: Lawsuit against Andrew Anglin of ‘Daily Stormer’ can proceed, Nazi hate speech isn’t protected In Montana today, a federal judge said the First Amendment doesn’t protect a pro-Nazi internet publisher from being sued for instructing his readers to unleash a “troll storm” that materialized in a barrage of anti-Semitic threats against a Jewish woman and her family in Whitefish. […]

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Health Care Subsidies

The New York Times – Sept. 22, 2018 – John Morrison, a founder of the Montana co-op, said, “The Trump administration’s decision on cost-sharing payments was the latest in a long line of political decisions made in Washington that fell hardest on new entrants to the insurance market.” Some decisions by Congress and the Obama administration, he said, were also “detrimental to co-ops” — nonprofit health plans that were supposed to increase competition. View More Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Could Prove Costly for Government WASHINGTON — A federal court ruled this month that a Montana insurer is entitled to […]

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How a mom became target of a neo-Nazi troll storm

CNN – By Mallory Simon and Sara Sidner, CNN – Updated 12:37 PM ET, Tue July 11, 2017 This story about our Gersh case, with a small contribution from yours truly, ran today on CNN/Jake Tapper and is running again tonight on CNN/Don Lemon’s 11pm EST hour. I’m honored to be working with SPLC on Tanya’s behalf in this important litigation. Neither the First Amendment nor shifting political winds justify personal attacks on private citizens that threaten, harass and abuse them because of their faith and traditions.  More info.

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