No. 14659.

604 P.2d 86 (1979)

Joseph CORDIER and Jo Cordier, husband and wife, Plaintiff, v. STETSON-ROSS, INC., a Washington Corporation, Defendant, STETSON-ROSS, INC., a Washington Corporation, Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff, v. CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, a Corporation, Third-Party Defendant.

Supreme Court of Montana.

Decided November 28, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Williams Law Firm, Missoula, Richard Ranney, argued, Missoula, for Stetson-Ross, Inc.

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, Missoula, Larry E. Riley, argued, Missoula, for Champion International.

McClelland Law Office, Goldman Law Firm, Missoula, for Cordier.

SHEEHY, Justice.

The Hon. Russell E. Smith, United States District Judge for the District of Montana, has certified to us for decision three questions, the adjudication of which by the Montana Supreme Court would materially advance ultimate termination of federal litigation:

"1. Does a third party, sued by an injured employee, have any right to indemnity or contribution from a negligent employer if the employer and the employee are covered by the Montana...


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