The United States of America v. Bartnes et al
Plaintiff: The United States of America
Defendant: Steve J. Bartnes, Jeannie V. Bartnes, Montana Department of Revenue and Sheridan County, Montana
Case Number: 4:2018cv00075
Filed: May 15, 2018
Court: US District Court for the District of Montana
Office: Great Falls Office
County: SHERIDAN
Presiding Judge: Brian Morris
Nature of Suit: Taxes (US Plaintiff or Defendant)
Cause of Action: 26:7401
Jury Demanded By: None

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April 25, 2019 Opinion or Order Filing 11 ORDER; On April 25, 2019, the United States filed a Motion 10 seeking dismissal of Count III of its Complaint without prejudice and the closure of this case. Having considered the Motion and for good cause showing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the United States Motion is GRANTED. Count III of the United States Complaint is dismissed, without prejudice, and the Clerk of Court shall close this case. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 4/25/2019. (TLO)
October 4, 2018 Opinion or Order Filing 8 JUDGMENT; On September 5, 2018, the United States and Steve J. Bartnes and Jeannie V. Bartnes filed a Stipulation for Entry of Judgment. In consideration of the Stipulation, it is hereby ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows: 1. Judgment is hereby entered in favor of the United States on Count I of its Complaint and against Defendant Steve Bartnes for his 2005 income tax liabilities in the amount of $139,271.99, as of April 22, 2018, plus statutory interest, as provided by 26 U.S.C. §§ 6601, 6621, & 6622, and 28 U.S.C. § 1961(c), and other statutory additions as provided by law. 2. Judgment is hereby entered in favor of the United States on Count II of its Complaint and against Defendants Steve Bartnes and Jeannie Bartnes, jointly and severally, for their 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 income tax liabilities in the amount of $664,174.64, as of April 22, 2018, plus statutory interest, as provided by 26 U.S.C. §§ 6601, 6621, & 6622, and 28 U.S.C. § 1961(c), and other statutory additions as provided by law. 3. Judgment is hereby entered in favor of the United States on Count III of its Complaint and against Defendants Steve Bartnes and Jeannie Bartnes. The United States has valid and subs isting federal tax liens for the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 tax years attached to the real property located at 93 McElroy, Westby, Montana 59275 (the Subject Property) and more particularly described in Paragraph 29 of the United S tates Complaint. 4. The United States federal tax liens are hereby foreclosed, subject to the parties stipulation that the United States will not seek an order of foreclosure and judicial sale from the Court for a period of six months from the dat e of this Judgment. Upon the expiration of the six-month period, the United States shall submit either an order of foreclosure and judicial sale to be entered by the Court or a status report to advise the Court of the disposition of the Subject Property. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 10/4/2018. (TLO)
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Plaintiff: The United States of America
Represented By: Kurt G. Alme
Represented By: Ryan S. Watson
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Defendant: Jeannie V. Bartnes
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