The battle to unseat Jon Doak as bankruptcy attorney for Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative Inc. continued Friday, with a creditor in the case and member of the Southern Montana co-op claiming it’s Doak’s fault that its trustee was disallowed from an October meeting.
Beartooth Electric Cooperative’s trustee, Arlen Boyd, wasn’t allowed to participate “upon Doak’s recommendation” that three other trustees vote against her participation, Beartooth said in court documents.
The board of trustees is composed of a representative from each of the six members of the Southern Montana co-op, and Boyd was appointed to represent Beartooth. But on Oct. 21, when Southern Montana declared bankruptcy, she wasn’t allowed to attend the meeting, the objection said.
Two trustees representing Yellowstone Valley Cooperative Inc. and the city of Great Falls, Mont., left the meeting in protest, saying the three members who voted against allowing Boyd to participate were “acting illegally,” Boyd said in a sworn statement.