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Recent Decisions From the Idaho Supreme Court - Civil

Shepherd v. Shepherd  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: 42938

Justia Opinion Summary: Nancy Shepherd appealed a district court decision affirming the magistrate court’s final decision granting in part and denying in part her motion to modify a decree of divorce. Nancy argued that the district court erred...

Hoffer v. Shappard  
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 42087

Justia Opinion Summary: This case related to J.H.’s developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Early diagnosis of DDH in children is important because early treatment is much easier, less invasive, less complicated, and more effective. Risk fact...

Jane Doe (2016-01) v. John Doe  
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 43774

Justia Opinion Summary: John Doe was involved in a fight with his sixteen-year-old daughter, C.G., resulting in C.G. sustaining a concussion and cervical strain. The magistrate court entered a civil protection order., which it subsequently modi...

Thornton v. Pandrea  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 42332

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant John Thornton, represented by his wife Val Thornton, sued sisters Mary Pandrea and Kari Clark to quiet title to an easement reserved in their names on real property he owned that was adjacent to real property t...

H&W v. Jane Doe (2016-11)  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 44064

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (“Mother”) appealed a magistrate court’s judgment terminating her parental rights as to her children, D.M., A.M., J.S., A.L., and R.L. She argued that the State failed to produce clear and convincing evidence su...

Kantor v. Kantor  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 41946

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an appeal of the district court’s dismissal of Sondra Kantor's claim that Robert Kantor breached a Property Settlement Agreement (PSA) as a sanction, its grant of summary judgment against her, and its award of a...

Estate of Kurt Aikele v. City of Blackfoot  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 42742

Justia Opinion Summary: Kurt Aikele worked as a firefighter for the City of Blackfoot for twenty-six years. In December 2008, Aikele was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, which caused his death four years later. Before his death, Aikel...

Kantor v. Kantor  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 42980

Justia Opinion Summary: The issues in this appeal related to a Property Settlement Agreement (PSA) and judgment of divorce that were both signed in April 2012. This dispute was initiated in the magistrate division of the district court in Octob...

Kirk v. Wescott  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 42593

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Supreme Court's review stems from a quiet title action filed by Appellants Andrew and Kimberly Kirk against Ann Wescott. The Kirks bought a plot of land in Blaine County, referred to as Lot 7...

Cummings v. No Title Co of Idaho  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 43081

Justia Opinion Summary: Northern Title Company of Idaho, Inc. (Northern Title) appealed the award of pre-appeal damages and attorney fees in favor of Steven Cummings (as the prevailing party). The Supreme Court reversed the underlying judgment....

Eyer v. Idaho Forest Group  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 43532

Justia Opinion Summary: Kenneth and Sally Eyer and Idaho Forest Group, LLC (IFG) entered into a Log Purchase Agreement in which IFG agreed to purchase timber harvested from the Eyers’ land. Before logging, IFG sent an agent to the Eyers’ proper...

Dept. of Health & Welfare v. Jane Doe / John Doe  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Numbers: 44174, 44175

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe I (Mother) and John Doe I (Father) each appealed the magistrate court’s judgment terminating their parental rights as to their two minor children, L.W. and J.W. Mother argued the magistrate court erred in severa...

Smith v. Smith  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 42621

Justia Opinion Summary: Stafford and Woodruff Smith (Woody) were brothers. Their father established Smith Chevrolet, and over the years the brothers have co-owned several auto dealerships, other businesses, and parcels of real property. The bro...

Medical Recovery Svcs. v. Olsen  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 43147

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Medical Recovery Services, LLC (“the Collection Agency”), filed this action against defendants Allison and Nathan Olsen to recover on two entities’ unpaid medical bills. In 2012, the parties stipulated that the...

Tasha Jeffcoat v. Idaho Dept of Correction
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 43161
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