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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...

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society v. Bd of Equalization of Ada County  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 43697

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Equalization of Ada County (Ada County) appealed a district court’s ruling granting Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (Society) a charitable property tax exemption. After review, the Supreme Court...

Kosmann v. Gilbride  
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 43296

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Leo Gilbride contended that the district court erred by refusing his request for attorney’s fees. The underlying dispute arose out of a sale of real property between Respondent David Kosmann and Gilbride, which...

Harrentsian v. Hill  
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 43627

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Antranick Harrentsian alleged that the district court erred in its enforcement of a constructive trust. Respondents, Gennieve and Frank Hill were the parents of Sarah Correa, who was Appellant's ex-girlfriend....

Prehn v. Hodge  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 42465

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants The Source Store LLC (“Source 1”), The Source LLC (“Source 2”), Michael L. Hodge (“Hodge”), George M. Brown (“Brown”), and Christopher Claiborne (“Claiborne”) appealed the district court’s order denying their...

Hoke v. NeYada, Inc.  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 43343

Justia Opinion Summary: NeYada, Inc., a Nevada corporation, appealed a district court’s order granting summary judgment to Respondent Marian Hoke, and declaring a lease (the “Lease”) and an option to purchase (the “Option”) between the parties...

Elliott v. Murdock  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 43410

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of statements made to a call-in radio show by Steve Murdock about his neighbor Candace Elliott. The show’s hosts were discussing a Bonneville County case that involved allegations of horse abuse and n...

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