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Monitor Finance v. Wildlife Ridge Estates  
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 45517

Justia Opinion Summary: Monitor Finance, L.C., and First Capital Funding, L.C., (collectively referred to as the Beneficiaries) were the holders of a deed of trust, which encumbered the real property claimed to be owned in fee simple by Wildlif...

Idaho Power and IPUC v. Tidwell  
Date: December 29, 2018
Docket Number: 45644

Justia Opinion Summary: Kiki Leslie Tidwell appealed an Idaho Public Utility Commission order denying her request for intervenor funding. The underlying administrative proceeding involved an application by the Idaho Power Company for a Certific...

No ID Bldg Cont Assoc v. City of Hayden  
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 45181

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was brought by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association, Termac Construction, Inc., and other class members (collectively, “NIBCA”), to declare a sewer connection/capitalization fee the City of Hayden e...

Crawford v. Guthmiller  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 45613

Justia Opinion Summary: Nearly two years after their car was rear-ended by the Guthmillers, the Crawfords filed a complaint seeking to recover against the Guthmillers. In the six months following the filing of the complaint, the Crawfords attem...

John and Jane Doe I v. Jane Doe  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 45995

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (“Mother”) appealed a magistrate court’s termination of her parental rights to her minor children, Jane Doe II (“T.T.”) and John Doe II (“D.T.”). The magistrate court found: (1) Mother had neglected her children...

Bergeman v. Select Portfolio Svc  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 45338

Justia Opinion Summary: Darin Bergeman appeals the district court’s dismissal of his action against Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (SPS) and Mohamed Elabed. This case arose from disposition of a home and acreage owned by Bergeman’s mother, Ka...

Overholser (Taylor) v. Overholser  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 46021

Justia Opinion Summary: A mother placed her twelve-year-old son in the care of his grandparents on a full time basis in August 2017. Three months later the father petitioned the magistrate court to modify custody to grant him residential custod...

Gomez v. Crookham  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 45542

Justia Opinion Summary: The family of Mrs. Francisca Gomez (the Gomezes) appealed a district court decision granting Crookham Company’s (Crookham) motion for summary judgment on all claims relating to Mrs. Gomez’s death. Crookham is a wholesale...

In the Matter of Adoption by Step-Parent  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 45580

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the Idaho Supreme Court in this case was a magistrate court decision to deny a motion by Jane Doe (Mother), the biological mother of an adult, mentally-incapacitated child (Son) to set aside a decree of a...

DHW v. Jane Doe  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 46182

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (Mother) appealed a magistrate court judgment terminating her parental rights to her three minor children: PG, KG, and BG. Near the end of February 2017, Mother, who was thirty-five weeks pregnant with BG, went...

Smith v. Smith  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 45313

Justia Opinion Summary: Victoria H. Smith was nearly 100 years old when she died on September 11, 2013. During her life she married Vernon K. Smith Sr., a lawyer who died of a heart attack in 1966. Victoria and Vernon Sr. accumulated substantia...

State v. Gibson
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 45449
Westover v. Idaho Counties Risk Mgmt  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Numbers: 44722, 45368

Justia Opinion Summary: Val Westover filed this action seeking a declaration that the existence of the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP) violated Idaho law. This litigation followed an earlier dispute between Westover and Jase Cund...

Lee v. Willow Creek Ranch Est.  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 45390

Justia Opinion Summary: Dale and Kathi Lee appealed a district court’s decision granting summary judgment in favor of Willow Creek Ranch Estates No. 2 Subdivision Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (the HOA). The dispute between the Lees and the HOA...

Idaho v. Jane Doe  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 46041

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (Doe) appealed a magistrate court order in which protective custody of Doe’s three nieces and three nephews was awarded to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Department). Following an adjudicatory heari...

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