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Ballard v. Kerr, M.D.  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 42611

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Ballard filed suit for wrongful death and medical malpractice against Silk Touch Laser, LLP (“Silk Touch”) and its owner Dr. Brian Kerr. In 2010, Charles’ wife Krystal Ballard underwent a liposuction and fat tran...

Gearhart v. Mutual of Enumclaw Ins Co  
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 42859

Justia Opinion Summary: In early 2011, Trent Gearheart was severely injured in an automobile accident caused by an underinsured motorist (“UIM”). After the accident, Trent’s parents, Ronald Gearhart and Brandi L. McMahon, who were divorced, eac...

Spectra Site Communications v. Lawrence  
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 43082

Justia Opinion Summary: Douglas and Brenda Lawrence (“the Lawrences”) challenged a district court judgment enjoining them from interfering with, impeding, or preventing Spectra Site Communications, Inc. (“Spectra”) from using or maintaining Blo...

Parks v. Safeco Ins Co of Illinois  
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 43376

Justia Opinion Summary: A wildfire destroyed David and Kristina Parks’ house, which was insured by Safeco Insurance Company (“Safeco”). The Parks purchased an existing house, and Safeco paid the Parks a total of $255,000, the cost of the replac...

Morrison v. St. Luke's RMC  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 42625

Justia Opinion Summary: On December 26, 2011, Mitchell Morrison arrived at the emergency department of St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Ltd. (“St. Luke’s”), in Meridian, complaining of chest pains. The emergency room doctor determined Mr. Mo...

Searcy v. Idaho Bd of Correction  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 43019

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Barry Searcy was an inmate in the custody of the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC). In 2011, he filed a civil complaint naming as defendants the Idaho State Board of Correction, IDOC, and various...

Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare v. John Doe (2016-09)  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 44010

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, John Doe (“Father”) and Mother were the parents of three minor daughters who were approximately 5, 6, and 7 years of age. A federal grand jury in Idaho issued an indictment charging Father with hiring someone fr...

English v. Taylor  
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 42947

Justia Opinion Summary: Carol and Eric English appealed the dismissal of the their medical negligence claims against James Taylor, D.O., and Eastern Idaho Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (collectively, the Res...

Wright v. Ada County  
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 42999

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Wright was hired in 2006 by Ada County as the Public Information Officer. In 2008, Wright became the Director of Administrative Services, a position he held until 2009 when it was reclassified to Director of the...

Stiles v. Amundson  
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 43289

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from a premises liability action brought against Walter Amundson, the owner of a piece of property in Kuna (the “Property”), by David Stiles, a social guest of one of Walter’s tenants. The district cour...

Capstar Radio v. Lawrence  
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 42326

Justia Opinion Summary: This was the fourth time this case has been up to the Idaho Supreme Court. Following the last remand, the district court conducted a six-day bench trial, after which it entered its Memorandum Decision and Order granting...

Kugler v. Nelson  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 42690

Justia Opinion Summary: John Kugler appealed the grant of summary judgment in his suit against Ron Nelson, David Powers, Steven Kenison, William Armstrong, and Powers Candy Co., Inc. (collectively “the Defendants”). Until mid-2010, Kugler, Nels...

H-D Transport v. Pogue  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 42921

Justia Opinion Summary: Vint Hughes and H-D Transport, an Idaho partnership, appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Michael Pogue and Lawson & Laski, PLLC (collectively Pogue) in a legal malpractice action. Hughes and H-D Transport...

Bryan Trucking v. Gier  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 43461

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Bryan Trucking, Inc., sued Respondent Terry Gier for fraud, based on statements and representations Gier allegedly made to Bryan Trucking that induced Bryan Trucking to purchase a used commercial truck from a t...

Tiller White, LLC v. Canyon Outdoor Media, LLC  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 43482

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2003, Glen and Rachel Knapp entered into a written lease agreement with Lockridge Outdoor Advertising Agency to place a billboard sign on their property in exchange for annual rental payments. The lease was f...

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