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Rejected applicant can’t sue Montana licensing agency from distant D.C.


A judge on the U.S. Federal Court for the District of D.C. overruled a default judgment entered by one of the court's clerks against a Montana attorney licensing agency, holding that the rejected applicant who filed the suit did not establish any reason for the court to have jurisdiction over such a distant state entity.

When Solon Phillips applied to the Montana Bar in 2018, his application was denied on the grounds that Maryland had already denied him a license and because he failed to provide a full list of jurisdictions where he had applied to be . . .

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