Reis v. Luckett, 2015 MT 337 (Dec. 2, 2015) (Cotter, J.; McKinnon, J., dissenting) (4-1, aff’d)
Issue: Whether the district court erred in granting Reis’s motion for a new trial.
Short Answer: No.
Facts: Scott Reis and Austin Luckett were in a serious three-car accident in February 2010. Luckett admitted liability. Later that day, Reis claimed he began to experience neck and back pain as well as pain in his left hand little finger. Over the next several months, Reis sought treatment from a family nurse practitioner as well as a chiropractor, pain specialist, and orthopedist.
Procedural Posture & Holding: The district court held a jury trial in December 2014 and the jury found Luckett’s negligence did not cause Reis’s injuries.…