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Lanham v. Fleenor  
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 45488

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Lanham appealed the dismissal of his legal malpractice action against his former attorney, Douglas Fleenor. Fleenor represented Thomas in a will contest regarding Thomas’s father. After the magistrate court ruled...

Valiant Idaho v. VP Inc.  
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 44585

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of a failed golf course development project known as “The Idaho Club” undertaken by Pend Oreille Bonner Development, LLC (“POBD”). POBD took out several loans to finance the development of The Idaho...

H20 Environmental v. Farm Supply  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 45116

Justia Opinion Summary: The underlying dispute in this case involved a commercial transaction between H2O Environmental, Inc. (H2O) and Farm Supply Distributors, Inc. (Farm Supply). Following a bench trial, H2O was awarded $7,354.64 for Farm Su...

Valiant Idaho v. JV, LLC  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 44584

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stems from the foreclosure and lien priority case arising out of the failed Idaho Club golf course and residential housing development project. The developer, Pend Oreille Bonner Development, LLC (“POBD”), took...

Valiant Idaho v. No. Idaho Resorts  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 44583

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an action arising out of a failed golf course and residential development project known as the “Idaho Club.” North Idaho Resorts, LLC (“NIR”) appealed an award of discretionary costs and costs as a matter of ri...

Idaho First Bank v. Bridges  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 44532

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a dispute regarding Idaho First Bank’s (“IFB”) efforts to collect on a note secured by a deed of trust. IFB appealed a district court order granting summary judgment in favor of debtors Maj-Le and...

Seward v. Musick Auction, LLC  
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 44543

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal related to a purported agreement resolving a lawsuit between Kevin Seward and Musick Auction, LLC (“Musick”). Seward claimed that the parties entered into a binding oral settlement agreement and he moved to e...

IDHW v. Jane Doe (2018-24)  
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 46020

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (2018-24) (“Mother”) appealed a magistrate court’s decision to terminate her parental rights over her daughter (“K.O.”) on grounds of neglect after finding it was in K.O.’s best interest. On appeal Mother contes...

Sparks v. Idaho Dept of Labor  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 45420

Justia Opinion Summary: Carla Sparks appealed an Idaho Industrial Commission decision, which affirmed an Idaho Department of Labor (“IDOL”) finding that she was not entitled to unemployment benefits after being discharged by her employer, Laura...

Health & Welfare v. John Doe (2018-17)  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 45884

Justia Opinion Summary: John Doe was the biological father of minor child, J.G. J.G. was conceived in Oklahoma about a month before Doe began serving a thirty-five year prison sentence. J.G. was born in 2011. Doe saw J.G. one time when she was...

Hart v. Idaho Secretary of State  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 46304

Justia Opinion Summary: Phil Hart appealed a district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing his action contesting the results of a primary election for a State legislative seat. The district court ruled Hart had failed to demonstrate tha...

Western Community Ins v. Burks Tractor  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 44372

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal concerned the guardianship of a ten-year-old child, Jane Doe II (“Jane”), whose parents passed away in 2017. A family friend petitioned for guardianship; Jane's aunt (twin sister of her mother) also petitione...

Herrett v. St. Luke's Magic Valley RMC  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 44567

Justia Opinion Summary: St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center appealed a jury verdict awarding Rodney and Joyce Herrett $3,775,864.21 in a medical malpractice action wherein St. Luke’s admitted liability. On appeal, St. Luke’s argued...

Westover v. Idaho Counties Risk Mgmt Program  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Numbers: 44722, 45368

Justia Opinion Summary: This litigation followed an earlier dispute between Val Westover and Jase Cundick, the Franklin County Assessor. That dispute came before the Idaho Supreme Court, where Westover advanced claims for slander of title and i...

Boswell v. Steele  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 45454

Justia Opinion Summary: The humans in the events giving rise to this lawsuit were related by blood or marriage: Stephen Boswell was married to Karena Boswell; Karena is Mary Steele’s daughter; Amber was Mary Steele’s granddaughter and owned a S...

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