Montana judge makes ruling in lawsuit over natural gas field after 24 years
Published 07/02/2009, The Associated Press
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - The wheels of justice grind slowly, but this is pushing the envelope. In Montana's Toole County, retired District Judge Ronald McPhillips ruled this week in a lawsuit that was left hanging for nearly a quarter-century. The judge ruled in Great Falls against Milan Ayers, who contended that former partner James Rubow swindled him out of his share of a natural gas field, with leases potentially worth millions of dollars.Word count: 247
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