Ally Financial, Inc. v. Stevenson, 2017 MT 190 (Aug. 8, 2017) (Wheat, J.) (5-0, aff’d)
Issue: (1) Whether the district court erred in determining it had subject matter jurisdiction, and (2) whether venue was proper in Chouteau County under § 30-14-133(1), MCA.
Short Answer: (1) No, and (2) yes.
Facts: Stevenson bought a fifth wheel trailer from Big Sky RV, Inc. in 2014 for $72,595. She traded in her previous trailer for $8,000, provided a down payment of $21,773, and financed the remainder through Ally Bank. Big Sky delivered the new trailer to Stevenson’s home in Chouteau County in August 2014, and picked up her trade-in the same day.…