CDA Dairy Queen, Inc. v. State Insurance FundAnnotate this Case
CDA Dairy Queen, Inc. and Discovery Care Centre, LLC of Salmon (collectively, Dairy Queen) filed a class action against the Idaho State Insurance Fund (SIF) seeking a declaratory judgment that SIF violated Idaho Code section 72-915 by failing to distribute premium rate readjustments on a pro rata basis. The district court granted SIF's motion for summary judgment, finding that the Idaho Legislature's retroactive repeal of section 72-915 was constitutional and that Dairy Queen's action was thereby barred. Dairy Queen appealed and argued that the retroactive repeal violated article I, section 16 of the Idaho Constitution. Dairy Queen the Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the district court and remand for further proceedings consistent with the determination that the retroactive repeal was unconstitutional. Upon review, the Supreme Court agreed with Dairy Queen and reversed.