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Recent Decisions From the Idaho Supreme Court - Civil

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...

Bright v. Maznik  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 44129

Justia Opinion Summary: Whitney Bright appealed the grant of summary judgment to Roman and Natalya Maznik. The Mazniks owned property who leased an apartment to James and Katherine Thomas, owners of a Belgian Shepherd. When Bright visited the T...

City of Blackfoot v. Spackman  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 44207

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bingham County District Court affirmed a ruling by the Idaho Department of Water Resources denying the City of Blackfoot’s (City) application for a water right to be offset by mitigation through another water right....

Martinez v. Carrasco  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 44622

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the modification of a default judgment requiring that the parents of a child rotate custody of their three-year-old child every three weeks. The father lived in Blackfoot; the mother lived out o...

Re: Termination of Parental Rights  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Numbers: 44795, 44796

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (“Mother”) and John Doe (“Father”) were married for twenty-five years and had eleven children between three years of age and twenty-two years of age. In March 2015, the family moved to Spirit Lake, Idaho, to bec...

Hauser Lake Rod & Gun Club v. City of Hauser  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 44095

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal originated from a claim for attorney fees under Idaho Code section 12-117. The district court held that Hauser Lake Rod and Gun Club, Inc. was not entitled to attorney fees under section 12-117 because, even...

Health & Welfare v. John Doe (2017-4)  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 44767

Justia Opinion Summary: John Doe appealed a magistrate court’s decision terminating his parental rights. The magistrate court terminated Doe’s rights on the statutory basis of Idaho Code section 16-2005(1), namely, that Doe was incarcerated and...

Jane Doe v. Jane Doe I  
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 44419

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue at the center of this case, presented for the Idaho Supreme Court's review, required it to resolve a custody dispute between Jane Doe I, Child’s natural mother, and Jane Doe, the natural mother’s former partner...

Greenfield v. Smith  
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 43831

Justia Opinion Summary: This was a legal malpractice case that addressed the statute of limitations applicable to professional malpractice claims, how a statute of limitations is calculated when the last day for filing a complaint falls on a Su...

Health & Welfare v. Jane Doe (2016-47)  
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 44704

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (“Doe”) appealed the magistrate court’s judgment granting the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s (“IDHW”) petition to terminate her parental rights. Doe claimed that the magistrate court erred by: (1) term...

Portfolio Recovery Assoc v. MacDonald  
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 43346

Justia Opinion Summary: After review of the documents and affidavits proffered in support of Plaintiff Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC’s (“PRA”) position, the Idaho Supreme Court concluded they did not contain adequate foundation and were no...

Christy v. Grasmick Produce  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 43968

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant-appellant Jimmy Christy, Jr. appealed an Idaho Industrial Commission that found him ineligible for unemployment benefits based upon a willful underreporting of earnings to the Idaho Department of Labor. The appe...

Henrie v. Church of Latter-Day Saints  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 44091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Idaho Supreme Court determined the district court did not err when it found that the Church did not have a special relationship with Henrie such that it had an affirmative duty to control or protect him, nor was ther...

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