Poole v. DavisAnnotate this Case
Randy and Trudi Poole filed an action against Darin Davis, dba Darin Davis Construction (Davis), alleging breach of contract, breach of warranty, and fraud. Davis counterclaimed for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and promissory estoppel. The jury found that the Pooles had prevailed only on the fraud claim and that Davis had not proved any of his counterclaims. The district court entered judgment in favor of the Pooles for damages on the fraud claim. The Pooles moved for attorney fees and costs, claiming that as the prevailing party in a dispute over a commercial transaction, they were entitled to fees pursuant to Idaho Code 12-120(3). The court determined that there was no prevailing party and denied the motion. The Pooles timely appealed, asking the Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the district court and find, as a matter of law, that the Pooles were the prevailing party and are entitled to attorney fees. Finding no error, the Supreme Court affirmed.