The failure of a party to file a response brief on a motion for summary judgment does not relieve the district court of the duty to engage in a Rule 56 analysis to determine whether there is a genuine issue of material fact. However, this is not reversible error because the Court’s de novo standard of review of summary judgment decisions allows it to review the record and make its own determination.
Chapman v. Maxwell, 2014 MT 35,
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