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Dunn v. Idaho Tax Commission  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 44378

Justia Opinion Summary: Linda Dunn appealed a district court’s judgment affirming the Idaho State Tax Commission’s deficiency determination. The Commission issued a deficiency against Linda after determining that her one-half community interest...

Bedard & Musser v. City of Boise  
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 44171

Justia Opinion Summary: This is an easement dispute between two adjoining landowners and a claim to quiet title. Plaintiffs Bedard and Musser, and Boise Hollow Land Holdings, RLLP (collectively, Boise Hollow) filed suit against Boise City seeki...

Doe II v. Doe I  
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 44997

Justia Opinion Summary: John Doe I (“Father”) appealed a magistrate court’s order terminating his parental rights to Jane Doe I (“Child”). Father argued the court erred in concluding he neglected Child because Jane Doe (“Mother”) prevented Fath...

Jane Doe I v. Jane Doe II  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 44874

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe II (“Grandmother”) raised her two young granddaughters, VG and CG. Grandmother met Jane Doe I (“Former Girlfriend”) soon after CG’s birth. Grandmother and Former Girlfriend were involved in a romantic relationsh...

Taylor v. Riley  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 43686

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Idaho Supreme Court’s review centered on a judgment dismissing claims against an attorney and a law firm that he later joined based upon an opinion letter issued by the attorney in h...

Regan v. Owen  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 43848

Justia Opinion Summary: The Idaho Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether a prescriptive easement across a parcel of land was extinguished by operation of former Idaho Code section 63-10091 when that parcel was sold by tax deed. The Owens...

Watkins v. Watkins  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 44036

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved Arthur Watkins’ (Father) attempt to recover damages based on a default by his son, Arnold Douglas Watkins (Son or Doug), under a real estate installment contract. The question presented for the Idaho S...

Hill-Vu Mobile Home Pk v. City of Pocatello  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 44074

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was a judgment dismissing an action seeking to recover money unlawfully collected by the City of Pocatello from users of the City’s water and sewer systems. In 2005, the city government decided th...

Hammer v. Ribi  
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 44447

Justia Opinion Summary: Sharon Hammer appealed a district court’s order dismissing her complaint. Hammer’s action against Nils Ribi alleged that he assaulted her during a city council meeting on September 15, 2011. Hammer was employed as City A...

Krucker v. Idaho State Tax Commission  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 43832

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal presents a narrow question of law relating to state income tax liability. Zippora Stahl was an Idaho resident who died in 2010. At the time of her death, Stahl owned real property located in Chino, California...

Barrios v. Zing, LLC  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 44554

Justia Opinion Summary: While employed by Zing LLC, Josue Barrios (“Claimant”) was totally and permanently disabled as a result of an industrial accident when he fell about twelve feet from a ladder and hit his head face first on a concrete flo...

Nate v. Denney  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 45001

Justia Opinion Summary: House Bill No. 67 passed the Idaho State House on February 2, 2017, and it was transmitted to the Senate. The bill was amended twice in the Senate, and it passed the Senate, as amended, on March 22, 2017, and was returne...

Bailey v. Peritus I Assets Management  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 44357

Justia Opinion Summary: Shawn Bailey sued several parties, including Peritus I Assets Management, LLC (Peritus), for claims allegedly arising out of his employment at American Medical File, Inc. (AMF), doing business as OnFile. Bailey alleged c...

Kunz v. Nield, Inc.  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 43724

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of an agent contract dispute between Bret Kunz (“Bret”) and Nield, Inc. (“N.I.”) authorizing Bret to sell insurance on behalf of N.I. N.I. is owned by two brothers, Bryan Nield (“Bryan”) and Benjami...

Weymiller v. Lockheed Idaho Technologies  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 44109

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant-appellant Penny Weymiller, a former employee of Lockheed Idaho Technologies (“Lockheed”), appealed the Idaho Industrial Commission’s order that she was not entitled to additional medical care in relation to her...

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