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Recent Decisions From the Idaho Supreme Court - Civil

Ada Co Hwy Dist v. Brooke View, Inc.  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 43452

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ada County Highway District (“ACHD”) appealed a district court judgment awarding $148,390.21 plus prejudgment interest and attorney’s fees to Brooke View, Inc. d/b/a The Senator (“Brooke View”) as just compensation f...

Arnold v. City of Stanley  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 43868

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether the Stanley City Council erred in denying a building permit application submitted by Thomas and Rebecca Arnold. The Arnolds own property in Stanley. From 2009 to 2011, the Arnolds and...

Quigley v. Kemp  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 43725

Justia Opinion Summary: Idaho discovery rules require a testifying witness to disclose the basis and reasons for all opinions and all of the data and information considered by the witness in forming the opinions. The issue central to this case...

Harmon v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins Co.  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 43802

Justia Opinion Summary: The Idaho Supreme Court concluded the district court erred in determining that the insurer did not breach its insurance contract with its insureds, and in dismissing the insureds’ bad faith claim that resulted from that...

Salinas v. Bridgeview Estates  
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 44186

Justia Opinion Summary: Leticia Salinas injured her back while working for Bridgeview Estates (“Employer”). After receiving medical treatment for roughly six weeks, her workers’ compensation benefits were temporarily denied by Old Republic Insu...

Deiter v. Coons  
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 42634

Justia Opinion Summary: Plainitffs appealed when their claims against a person who sold a steer for slaughter were dismissed. The steer was later found to be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Patty Anderson agreed to sell a 4-H steer for her...

American Semiconductor v. Sage Silicon Solutions  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 43011

Justia Opinion Summary: American Semiconductor, Inc. sued to recover damages arising out of Zilog, Inc., contracting with Sage Silicon Solutions, LLC, to perform engineering services for it, where that entity was formed by, and the services wer...

Tucker, et al v. Idaho  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 43922

Justia Opinion Summary: Sovereign immunity is inapplicable when constitutional violations are alleged. Appellants brought a class action suit against the State, alleging Idaho’s public defense system was inadequate under federal and state const...

Fisher v. Garrison Property & Casualty Ins  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 44117

Justia Opinion Summary: The faulty, inadequate, or defective work exclusion did not apply to the loss in this case. At issue in this appeal was the dismissal of Plaintiff’s action seeking to recover under an insurance policy for the loss of her...

Medical Recovery Svcs v. Siler  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 44139

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court erred in affirming the magistrate’s decision that Medical Recovery Services, LLC (MRS) was estopped from requesting attorney fees under Idaho Code section 12-120(5). MRS attempted a garnishment of Penn...

Joki v. Idaho Bd of Education  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 43907

Justia Opinion Summary: The Idaho Supreme Court concluded the district court did not err in dismissing the State Defendants under the Constitutionally Based Educational Claims Act (“CBECA”). This appeal arose from Russell Joki’s action challeng...

Westover v. Cundick  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 44046

Justia Opinion Summary: Val and LaRee Westover appealed the district court’s judgment and denial of their request for writs of mandate and prohibition against Franklin County Assessor Jase Cundick. The dispute arose when the Westovers granted a...

Lopez v. Vanbeek Herd Partnership  
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 44160

Justia Opinion Summary: Enrique Lopez appeals an order of the Idaho Industrial Commission (“Industrial Commission”) declining to award him additional workman’s compensation income benefits for binaural hearing loss he sustained as a result of a...

Griffith v. JumpTime Meridian, LLC  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 44133

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, seventeen-year-old plaintiff Seth Griffith was seriously injured when he attempted a triple front flip into a pit filled with foam blocks at an indoor trampoline park owned and operated by JumpTime Meridian, LLC...

Dept. of Health & Welfare v. Jane Doe (2016-32)  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 44408

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (Mother) appeals the Bonneville County magistrate court’s termination of her parental rights to her two minor children, K.J.M. and K.M.M. (Children). The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) became invo...

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