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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...

Silver Creek Seed v. Sunrain Varieties  
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 43078

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review was a contract dispute between Silver Creek Seed, LLC and Sunrain Varieties, LLC, arising from the development of Bacterial Ring Rot (“BRR”) in two of the pota...

Eagle Equity Fund v. TitleOne Corp  
Date: November 25, 2016
Docket Number: 42850

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from an allegedly improper reconveyance of a junior deed of trust (the “EEF Deed of Trust”) held by Appellant, Eagle Equity Fund, LLC (“EEF”). The reconveyance, which was executed by Respondent, TitleOne...

Inclusion, Inc v. Id. Dept. of Health & Welfare  
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 42245

Justia Opinion Summary: Inclusion, Inc., Inclusion North, Inc., and Inclusion South, Inc., (collectively Inclusion) provided residential rehabilitation support services to Idahoans eligible for Medicaid. In September 2012, Inclusion filed a com...

Sallaz v. Rice  
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 42698

Justia Opinion Summary: Dennis Sallaz owned a 1954 Cadillac Eldorado that he had purchased in 1964. In 1991, Sallaz granted Eugene “Roy” Rice a lien on the Cadillac, and a new certificate of title was issued in 1991, showing that Roy Rice had a...

Wolford v. Montee  
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Numbers: 42719, 43007

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Shawn and Heather Montee, Shawn Montee, Inc., and ABCO Wood Recycling, LLC appealed, among other things, the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Respondent Robert Wolford. Appellants argued...

Marek v. Hecla, Limited  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 43269

Justia Opinion Summary: Patricia Marek, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Larry "Pete" Marek, and Pete's surviving children Michael, Jodie and Hayley, all appealed when the district court granted summary judgment in f...

Barrett v. Hecla Mining Co  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 43639

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Ronnel Barrett, Gregg Hammerberg, Eric Tester, and Matthew Williams were injured in a rock burst in 2011, and sued Hecla Mining Company, owner and operator of the Lucky Friday Mine. Appellants contended that H...

David & Marvel Benton Trust v. McCarty  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 43326

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Dorothy McCarty appealed the grant of summary judgment holding that a quitclaim deed granting certain real property to McCarty was unenforceable as a matter of law because it did not contain an adequate descrip...

Smith v. Treasure Valley Seed Co.  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 42596

Justia Opinion Summary: Vernon Smith appeals the district court’s award of attorney fees to Treasure Valley Seed Company, LLC and its owner Don Tolmie (collectively TVSC). This case arose out of a contract for the sale of lima beans between Vic...

CNW, LLC v. New Sweden Irrigation Dist.  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 43005

Justia Opinion Summary: CNW, LLC owned an office building in the Taylor’s Crossing business subdivision in Idaho Falls. In mid-June of 2012, a sinkhole developed under the parking lot of CNW’s building. It was later determined that the sinkhole...

Drug Testing Compliance Grp v. DOT Compliance Service  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 43458

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants DOT Compliance Service (“DOT Compliance”), Jeff Minert, David Minert, and Ryan Bunnell appealed a jury verdict finding that DOT Compliance and Bunnell tortiously interfered with Respondent Drug Testing Complia...

Slavens v. Slavens  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 43473

Justia Opinion Summary: After the death of James Kenneth Slavens (Jim), James Adam Slavens, Alexa Slavens, Tanner Slavens, Twin G Holdings, LLC, and Jim’s Estate (Respondents) sought a declaratory judgment as to the parties’ rights in Twin G Ho...

John Doe v. Idaho State Bar
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 44219
Re: Termination of Parental Rights  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 44268

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned a Mother’s parental rights to her two children, M.S. and I.P. Jane Doe I and John Doe I (Respondents) were the paternal great-grandparents of M.S. and I.P. Respondents started caring for M.S. and I.P....

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