Montana Appeal Bond Revision

Some changes have recently been made relating to surety bond requirements and civil court cases in Montana State. The revised requirement, which is named HB 342, boosts the cap on appeal bonds in civil cases. The original law capped the surety bond amount at $1MM when it came to businesses of 100 employees or less. The new law, HB 342, increases the appeal bond cap for these businesses to $5MM. Although the bond requirement for civil cases was changed, the cap on all other cases remains the same at $50MM. Montana’s Governor attempted to veto this bond requirement bill, but the House overruled the Governor’s veto.