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Nate v. Denney  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 45001

Justia Opinion Summary: House Bill No. 67 passed the Idaho State House on February 2, 2017, and it was transmitted to the Senate. The bill was amended twice in the Senate, and it passed the Senate, as amended, on March 22, 2017, and was returne...

Bailey v. Peritus I Assets Management  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 44357

Justia Opinion Summary: Shawn Bailey sued several parties, including Peritus I Assets Management, LLC (Peritus), for claims allegedly arising out of his employment at American Medical File, Inc. (AMF), doing business as OnFile. Bailey alleged c...

Kunz v. Nield, Inc.  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 43724

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of an agent contract dispute between Bret Kunz (“Bret”) and Nield, Inc. (“N.I.”) authorizing Bret to sell insurance on behalf of N.I. N.I. is owned by two brothers, Bryan Nield (“Bryan”) and Benjami...

Weymiller v. Lockheed Idaho Technologies  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 44109

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant-appellant Penny Weymiller, a former employee of Lockheed Idaho Technologies (“Lockheed”), appealed the Idaho Industrial Commission’s order that she was not entitled to additional medical care in relation to her...

Chandlers-Boise v. Idaho Tax Commission  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 44211

Justia Opinion Summary: Chandler’s-Boise, LLC (“Chandlers”), challenges a district court’s grant of summary judgment upholding the Idaho State Tax Commission’s (the “Commission”) deficiency determination. Chandlers owned and operated a restaura...

Krinitt v. Idaho Dept of Fish & Game  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 44326

Justia Opinion Summary: Perry Krinitt, Sr. appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the State of Idaho and the Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). Perry Krinitt, Jr. (“Perry”) was a pilot for Leading Edge Aviation. He...

Idaho Independent Bank v. Frantz  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 44252

Justia Opinion Summary: Marty and Cindy Frantz executed a series of commercial guaranties so that Idaho Independent Bank (“Bank”) would lend money to Eagle Ridge on Twin Lakes, Inc. (“Eagle Ridge”), a closely held corporation in which the Frant...

Swafford v. Huntsman Springs  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 44240

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Ronald and Margaret Swafford challenged a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Respondent Huntsman Springs, Inc. The action stemmed from the Swaffords’ claim that Huntsman Springs essentially...

Ellefson v. Palmer  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 43712

Justia Opinion Summary: Ashley Palmer (Palmer) and Stephen Palmer appealed a district court’s order granting Lisa Ellefson’s motion for a new trial under Idaho Rule of Civil Procedure 59(a)(6). Ellefson was involved in an automobile accident ca...

McCall v. Silva Dairy  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 43547

Justia Opinion Summary: This was a companion case to Green River Ranches, LLC v. Silva Land Company, LLC, Docket No. 43548. In an appeal arising out of Twin Falls County, Appellant Silva Dairy, LLC (“Silva Dairy”), challenged a district court’s...

Fuquay v. Low  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 44155

Justia Opinion Summary: John Fuquay, Clinton Fuquay, and Hailey Fuquay (the Fuquays), appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Gilbert King, as Trustee of the Heart K Ranch Trust, the Estate of Gordon King, Rose King (the Kings)...

H & W v. Jane Doe (2017-3)  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 44764

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was previously before the Idaho Supreme Court in In Matter of Doe (2016-14), 389 P.3d 141 (2016). There, the Court vacated the judgment terminating Jane Doe’s parental rights to her son M.R. and remanded the ca...

H20 Environmental v. Proimtu MMI  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 44148

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented in this contract dispute was whether personal jurisdiction was proper over an out-of-state defendant. It centered on two out-of-state companies, one of which, H2O Environmental, Inc. (“H2O”), was regi...

Fletcher v. Lone Mountain Rd Assoc  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 43741

Justia Opinion Summary: Rocky and Delores Fletcher (“the Fletchers”) appealed a district court judgment in which they sought a declaratory judgment outlining the rights and responsibilities of property owners in the Twin Lakes Meadows Subdivisi...

Forbush & Hymas v. Sagecrest POA  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 44053

Justia Opinion Summary: Travis Forbush and Gretchen Hymas, individually and as natural parents of McQuen Forbush and Breanna Halowell (Appellants), appealed the grant of summary judgment to Respondents Sagecrest Multifamily Property Owners’ Ass...

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