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Schoorl v. Guild Mortgage Co  
Date: February 2, 2017
Docket Number: 43902

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, the Plaintiffs filed this action seeking to quiet title in a strip of land that was 34.56 feet wide and 314.70 feet long. They alleged that they had satisfied the requirements for acquiring title to the property...

Union Bank, N.A. v. North Idaho Resorts  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 42467

Justia Opinion Summary: North Idaho Resorts (NIR) appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Union Bank, N.A. (Union Bank) in a mortgage priority dispute. The district court held that NIR did not possess a vendor’s lien...

Union Bank, N.A. v. JV L.L.C  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 42479

Justia Opinion Summary: JV, LLC (JV) appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Union Bank, N.A. (Union Bank) in a mortgage priority dispute. Union Bank sought to foreclose a mortgage on a property known as “Trestle Cre...

Molen v. Christian  
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 43755

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Michael Molen appealed the district court’s summary judgment dismissal of his legal malpractice action. The malpractice action stems from respondent Ronald Christian’s representation of Molen in a criminal case...

Green v. Green  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 42916

Justia Opinion Summary: Dwight Randy Green, Kathy Lefor, and Gary Green (collectively, “Siblings”), appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment and dismissal of their lawsuit against James Green (“James”). Siblings brought this acti...

Salladay v. Bowen  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 43603

Justia Opinion Summary: Eric and Kathryn Bowen purchased property in Caldwell through a tax deed sale conducted by the Caldwell Irrigation Lateral District (CILD). G. Lance Salladay brought suit arguing that the sale was void because the proper...

Lee v. Litster  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 43554

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeremy and Jessica Litster appealed a district court dismissal on summary judgment. The case concerned the enforceability of three promissory notes, which were prepared and issued by Jeremy to Jason Lee , Scott McNab, an...

Gallagher v. Best Wester Cottontree  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 43695

Justia Opinion Summary: Geralyn Gallagher appealed when her lawsuit against the Best Western Cottontree Inn (the Hotel) and Snake River Peterson Properties LLC (Snake River) was dismissed. The district court held that the amended complaint did...

Kemmer v. Newman  
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 42566

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Duane Kemmer, Karen Kemmer, and Tim Dolph appealed the district court’s decision that Respondents Bob Newman, Phyllis Miller, and Ruth Smith were properly elected as directors of New Life Missions, Inc. church...

Maravilla v. J. R. Simplot Co.  
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 43538

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Maravilla and J.R. Simplot Company both appealed the Industrial Commission’s (Commission) Order on Petition for Declaratory Ruling. Maravilla was injured in an industrial accident while working for Simplot, and Si...

Re: Termination of Parental Rights  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 44376

Justia Opinion Summary: The Lincoln County Sheriff took three children into shelter care in 2013 on the ground that the children were endangered in their surroundings and that prompt removal was necessary to prevent serious physical or mental i...

Hammer v. City of Sun Valley  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 43079

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, plaintiff Sharon Hammer began working as the City Administrator for the City of Sun Valley (City) pursuant to a written employment agreement. In 2011, DeWayne Briscoe defeated the incumbent mayor, Wayne Willich...

Hoffman v. Bd of Local Improvement Dist No. 1101  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 43295

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants appealed the district court's denial of their motion for summary judgment and the grant of summary judgment in favor of the Board of the Local Improvement District No. 1101 and the Ada County Board of Commissi...

Garcia v. Absolute Bail Bonds  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 43315

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an appeal of a judgment against a bail bondsman who revoked a bail bond for an illegal alien at the request of an agent of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The district court awarded damages in...

Schmidt v. Huston  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 43620

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an appeal of a judgment denying a claim for contribution on equitable principles in an action by one co-guarantor against another co-guarantor. One of two independent grounds for the district court’s decision wa...

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