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DHW v. Jane Doe  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 46230

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother Jane Doe appealed a magistrate court’s termination of her parental rights to her child T.G.E. At the time she gave birth, Mother had pending felony drug charges and an active warrant for her arrest; the child’s um...

Greenwald v. Western Surety  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 45404

Justia Opinion Summary: At the summary judgment stage, the district court found that an employee of Greenwald Neurosurgical, P.C. caused over $100,000 in losses to the P.C., while he was acting in the ordinary course of the P.C.’s business. The...

Aguilar v. Idaho ISIF  
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 45581

Justia Opinion Summary: Arturo Aguilar appealed the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Order of the Idaho Industrial Commission in which it concluded the Idaho Industrial Special Indemnity Fund (ISIF) was not liable to him for worker’s...

DHW v. Jane Doe  
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 46476

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother Jane Doe appealed a magistrate court’s judgment terminating her parental rights to her minor children. The judgment also terminated the parental rights of the children’s father, who appealed in a separate action....

DHW v. John Doe  
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 46482

Justia Opinion Summary: Father John Doe appealed a magistrate court’s judgment terminating his parental rights to his minor children. The judgment also terminated the parental rights of the children’s mother (she appealed in a separate action)....

DHW v. Jane Doe & John Doe  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Numbers: 46440, 46441

Justia Opinion Summary: John Doe (“Father”) and Jane Doe (“Mother”) appealed a magistrate court's judgment terminating their parental rights to two children (“D.E.” and “T.E.”). The magistrate court terminated Mother and Father’s parental right...

DHW v. Jane Doe  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 46457

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe (Mother) appealed a magistrate court order terminating her parental rights to her child. The child was born with methamphetamine in her system and was declared in imminent danger, with the Idaho Department of He...

Jackson v. Crow  
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 45450

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Kermit Jackson filed a complaint against Jennifer Crow arising from a 2008 automobile collision. No substantive action took place in the trial court until 2016 when Crow moved for summary judgment. In the interi...

Verity v. USA Today, et al  
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 45530

Justia Opinion Summary: The Idaho Supreme Court considered a permissive appeal that presented a case of first impression regarding whether the tort of defamation by implication existed in Idaho. Respondent James Verity was a school teacher in O...

St. Lukes v. Bd of Commissioners of Gem Co  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 45614

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd. accepted an indigent patient suffering from meningitis, seizures, and brain lesions. The patient was ready for transfer to another medical facility by February 18, 2016, but was re...

SilverWing v. Bonner County  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 45052

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from a dispute between SilverWing at Sandpoint, LLC (“SilverWing”) and Appellant Bonner County, Idaho (the “County”). SilverWing sought to develop a residential hangar and taxiway adjacent to the Sand...

Colafranceschi v. Moody  
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 45554

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the administrative order entered by Administrative District Judge Melissa Moody for the Fourth District declaring appellant, Mark Colafranceschi, a vexatious litigant pursuant to Idaho Court A...

T3 Enterprises v. Safeguard Business Sys  
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 45093

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, T3 Enterprises entered into the Distributor Agreement with Safeguard Business Systems (SBS). In 2014, T3 filed suit alleging SBS had breached the Distributor Agreement by failing to prevent other SBS distributor...

Mulberry v. Burns Concrete  
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 45184

Justia Opinion Summary: Burns Concrete, Inc., and Canyon Cove Development Company, LLP, (Canyon Cove), appealed a district court judgment in favor of Nora Mulberry and TN Properties, LLC, (collectively, Mulberry) regarding the extinguishment of...

Thurston and T3 v. Safeguard  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 45092

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose in the context of Safeguard Business Systems, Inc.’s (“SBS”) alleged breach of its distributorship agreement with Thurston Enterprises, Inc. (“Thurston”). After a jury trial Thurston was awarded approxi...

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