Idaho Supreme Court - Civil Decisions 2024

ISB v. John Doe  
Date: June 12, 2024
Docket Number: 50747

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves an individual, referred to as "John Doe," who repeatedly applied for admission to the Idaho State Bar. Doe's applications were denied due to concerns about his character and fitness, including his…

Barton v. Board of Regents  
Date: June 7, 2024
Docket Number: 50756

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Laurie Barton, a third-year law student at the University of Idaho, was accused of violating the university's honor code by committing academic misconduct during a final examination. Despite denying the…

Hill v. Blaine County  
Date: June 5, 2024
Docket Number: 50088

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a dispute over a permit application to repair and maintain Imperial Gulch Road (IGR), which provides access to the property of the appellant, Jeffrey "Jae" Hill. The respondent, Blaine County,…

Oksman v. City of Idaho Falls  
Date: June 4, 2024
Docket Number: 49904

Justia Opinion Summary: Michelle Oksman sued the City of Idaho Falls after slipping and falling on a wet surface in the lobby of the West Deist Aquatic Center, a facility owned and operated by the City. Oksman alleged negligence on the part of…

White v. ITD
Date: June 3, 2024
Docket Number: 50746
Kelso v. Applington  
Date: May 8, 2024
Docket Number: 50039

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a dispute over the ownership of funds in a joint checking account following the death of one of the parties named on the account. Karon “Kelly” Kelso was originally a joint owner of a checking…

Axelrod v. Reid Limited Partnership  
Date: April 25, 2024
Docket Number: 49628

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a dispute between two neighboring landowners, David W. Axelrod, as Trustee of the David W. Axelrod Family Trust, and Reid Limited Partnership (RLP), over real property and easement rights. Axelrod…

Hastings v. IDWR  
Date: April 24, 2024
Docket Number: 50273

Justia Opinion Summary: A landowner in Blaine County, Idaho, John Hastings Jr., made unauthorized alterations to the Big Wood River. The Idaho Department of Water Resources (the Department) issued a notice of violation to Hastings and ordered…

Axelrod v. Reid Limited Partnership  
Date: April 17, 2024
Docket Number: 49628

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, David W. Axelrod, as Trustee of the David W. Axelrod Family Trust, and Reid Limited Partnership (RLP), along with Michael Reid, an individual, were neighboring landowners in Teton County, Idaho. Axelrod…

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare v. Beason  
Date: April 11, 2024
Docket Number: 50302

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's (the Department) action to set aside a transfer of real property from two Medicaid recipients, Robert Gilbert and Juanita Gilbert, to their five…

BABE VOTE v. McGrane  
Date: April 11, 2024
Docket Number: 51227

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the plaintiffs, BABE VOTE and the League of Women Voters of Idaho, challenged two amendments to Idaho's election laws, House Bills 124 and 340, which modified the forms of identification voters can use to…

Lands v. Sunset Manor, LP  
Date: April 10, 2024
Docket Number: 49916

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a premises liability claim filed by Diane Lands against Sunset Manor, LP, and Bingham County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. Lands tripped on an uneven sidewalk outside her apartment building,…

Thompson v. Burley Inn, Inc.  
Date: April 2, 2024
Docket Number: 49940

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of the State of Idaho upheld a decision by the Idaho Industrial Commission that required an employer and its insurance company to pay the full amount of a medical invoice for an employee's workers'…

Medical Recovery Services v. Moser  
Date: March 25, 2024
Docket Number: 49755

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a medical debt collection claim between Medical Recovery Services, LLC (MRS), a debt collection service representing Franklin County Medical Center (FCMC), and Cierra Moser, a former FCMC employee. MRS…

Blasch v. HP, Inc.  
Date: March 21, 2024
Docket Number: 50703

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho was tasked with answering a certified question of law from the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The question centered on the appropriate point of…

Renaissance Project Development, LLC v. Twin Falls  
Date: March 5, 2024
Docket Number: 50197

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of the State of Idaho affirmed a lower court's decision upholding the denial of a preliminary plat application by Renaissance Project Development, LLC for phases two through five of the Shoshone Heights…

Millard v. Talburt  
Date: February 27, 2024
Docket Number: 49773

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a property dispute between neighbors Robert and Debra Talburt and Miles and Leanne Millard in Idaho. The Millards sought to establish their rights to a disputed tract of land and two easements, as well…

Pickering v. Sanchez  
Date: February 22, 2024
Docket Number: 49801

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a dispute between Melissa Sanchez, a tenant, and Chris and Jennifer Pickering, her landlords, over the terms of a lease agreement for a mobile home owned by the Pickerings. Sanchez believed the…

Snap! Mobile v. Vertical Raise  
Date: February 2, 2024
Docket Numbers: 49418, 49483

Justia Opinion Summary: Two online fundraising companies, Snap! Mobile, Inc. ("Snap") and Vertical Raise, LLC ("Vertical Raise"), were involved in a dispute. Snap accused Vertical Raise and its CEO, Paul Landers, of poaching its sales…

Whittaker v. Idaho Department of Water Resources  
Date: February 2, 2024
Docket Number: 50000

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arises from a water rights dispute in Idaho. The McConnells sought to transfer their water rights to a new point of diversion on Lee Creek. Their upstream neighbor, Whittaker, protested the application, arguing…

Nipper V. Wootton  
Date: February 1, 2024
Docket Number: 49915

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of the State of Idaho affirmed the judgment of the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the State of Idaho, Washington County, in a medical malpractice action brought by Vivian Nipper…

Idaho State Athletic Commission v. Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator  
Date: January 29, 2024
Docket Number: 51211

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Idaho State Athletic Commission and the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses sought a declaratory ruling that provisions of the Idaho Administrative Procedure Act (APA) requiring…

IDHW v. John Doe & Jane Doe
Date: January 18, 2024
Docket Number: 50795
Miller v. Rocking Ranch No. 3  
Date: January 12, 2024
Docket Number: 49371

Justia Opinion Summary: In an appeal from a property dispute in Ketchum, Idaho, the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho affirmed the lower court's judgment, in part, and vacated and remanded the case, in part, for further proceedings. The…

South Valley Ground Water v. Idaho Dept of Water Resources  
Date: January 12, 2024
Docket Number: 49632

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of the State of Idaho held that the Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) had the authority under Idaho Code section 42-237a.g. to initiate administrative proceedings to curtail the…

GSN Capital, LLC v. Shoshone City & Rural Fire District  
Date: January 11, 2024
Docket Number: 49279

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of the State of Idaho affirmed the lower court's judgment dismissing a negligence claim filed by GSN Capital, LLC and Dave Zortman against the Shoshone City & Rural Fire District. GSN's sawmill property…

TCR, LLC v. Teton County  
Date: January 11, 2024
Docket Number: 49487

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of the State of Idaho ruled on a dispute between TCR, LLC, a developer, and Teton County. The developer had sought to record a condominium plat for a planned unit development, but the County refused to…

Skehan v. ISP  
Date: January 3, 2024
Docket Number: 49547

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case before the Supreme Court of Idaho, Michael W. Skehan appealed a decision affirming the Idaho Central Sex Offender Registry's ruling that he must register as a sex offender in Idaho. Skehan had been convicted…

Worthington v. Crazy Thunder  
Date: January 3, 2024
Docket Number: 49976

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case before the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, the plaintiffs, Dallen and Rachel Worthington, filed an expedited unlawful detainer action against the defendant, Carlene Crazy Thunder, for failure to pay…

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