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This case concerned an attempt by Jade Lee and Golden China, LLC, to appeal a magistrate court decision to the district court. The magistrate court awarded Brian Medrain dba Excellence Heating and Cooling (“Medrain”) damages in a breach of contract action against defendants Bing Lee, Jade Lee, and Golden China, LLC. Bing filed a timely pro se notice of appeal to the district court identifying all three defendants as the appellants; however, the notice of appeal was only signed by Bing as the appellant; neither Jade nor the attorney representing the defendants ever signed the notice of appeal. About ten months later the defendants retained new counsel who filed an amended notice of appeal on behalf of all three defendants. Medrain moved to dismiss the appeal. The district court granted Medrain’s motion in part and held that Jade and Golden China, LLC, did not timely appeal the magistrate court’s judgment. Finding no reversible error, the Idaho Supreme Court affirmed.