Full Statute Name:  West's Montana Code Annotated. Title 81. Livestock. Chapter 9. Slaughter. Part 2. Slaughterhouses Meat and Poultry Inspection. 81-9-240. Equine slaughter or processing facilities--no injunction to stop--damages allowed for delay

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Primary Citation:  MT ST 81-9-240 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  MCA 81-9-240 Date Adopted:  2009
Summary:

This Montana statute limits the ability of a court to issue an injunction aimed at delaying or stopping the construction of an equine slaughter or processing facility. Additionally, the law provides that if a person files an action against the operation of an equine slaughter or processing facility and does not prevail, the person is liable for all financial losses the facility suffers if the court issues an injunction that halts operations while the action is pending.

Statute Text: 


(1) A court of this state may not issue an injunction stopping or delaying the construction of an equine slaughter or processing facility licensed pursuant to 81-9-201 based on a challenge or appeal of a permit, license, certificate, or other approval issued in conjunction with a proposed equine slaughter or processing facility based on the provisions of:

(a) Title 75, chapter 1, parts 1 through 3;

(b) Title 75, chapter 2, parts 1 through 4;

(c) Title 75, chapter 5, part 4;

(d) Title 75, chapter 10, part 1 and parts 3 through 13; or

(e) this part.

(2) If a person files an action against the operation of an equine slaughter or processing facility and does not prevail, the person is liable for all financial losses the facility suffers if the court issues an injunction that halts operations while the action is pending.

CREDIT(S)

Enacted by Laws 2009, ch. 416, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.


 

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