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Idaho Supreme Court uncaps attorneys' fees in gas station cleanup case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 31, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled a court abused its discretion when it capped attorneys' fees in a breach of contract dispute between two companies over the cleanup of a spill at a Boise gas station in 2014.

Hospital loses appeal of $3.7 million medical malpractice award in Idaho Supreme Court

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 19, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A hospital's appeal of a $3.7 million award in a medical malpractice suit was unsuccessful in the Idaho Supreme Court.

Idaho attorney general reaches settlement with magazine company to refund advertisers

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The owners of an Idaho Falls, Idaho-based company that published lifestyle magazines has reached a settlement agreement with the state's attorney general over claims the magazine took funds for advertising space from businesses and never published.

Idaho SC revives Rug Doctor slip-and-fall case against Walmart

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A judgment by the Fourth Judicial District Court of Idaho absolving Walmart of any liability related to an accident in one of its stores was vacated by the Idaho Supreme Court, according to a ruling filed July 30.

Idaho: Clock repairman shut down business without returning items to customers

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 11, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced June 1 that Steven J. Hernandez, a clock repairman in Boise, will settle allegations he allegedly closed his business while still in possession of consumer property.

OSHA cites C & D Technologies for alleged unsafe lead levels

By Mark Iandolo | May 29, 2018

MILWAUKEE, WI (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that it cited C & D Technologies Inc. for allegedly exposing its employees to lead and failing to implement an effective lead management program.

Idaho Supreme Court decision solidifies grocery tax

By Chandra Lye | Aug 7, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A group of Senators and Representatives in Idaho have failed in their efforts to force the Secretary of State to declare Bill 67 a law.

Idaho SC affirms decision in helicopter pilot's wrongful death appeal; Discarded clipboard had caused crash

By David Hutton | Jul 19, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a district court order granting summary judgment to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the state of Idaho in a family’s wrongful death lawsuit in the 2010 death of their son in a helicopter accident.

Idaho Supreme Court overturns dismissal of lawsuit between two companies

By Sara McCleary | Jul 5, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated a district court’s dismissal of a contract dispute between two out-of-state companies.

Idaho Supreme Court rules against man injured in smock accident during Mormon cleanup project

By Dee Thompson | Jun 14, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Idaho has affirmed a ruling for the Corporation of President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in a case of a Mormon man who sued the church over his knee injury, incurred when his smock caused him to fall down a hill during a cleanup project.

Idaho Supreme Court affirms malpractice decision, clarifies statute of limitations rule

By John Revak | Jun 14, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Earlier this month, the Idaho Supreme Court affirmed a district court decision on a legal malpractice case in favor of a lawyer.

Trampoline park wins case over flipping injury

By Dawn Geske | Apr 27, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a trampoline park in a case filed by a then 17-year-old boy over allegations he was injured while performing a triple front flip.

Idaho AG won't oppose the sale of St. Joseph hospital to for-profit firm

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 10, 2017

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will not oppose the proposed sale of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Lewiston, to a for-profit subsidiary of Tennessee-based health care provider.

Asbestos 'double-dipping' reform bill nixed by Idaho statehouse committee

By Christopher Knoll | Mar 21, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – An attempt by the Idaho House of Representatives to vet the claims of asbestos victims against the availability of trust funds set up two decades ago has been shot down.

Iowa SC reinstates slip-and-fall after proper defendant found

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Feb 21, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – On Jan. 19, the Idaho Supreme Court vacated a lower court's dismissal of a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Snake River Peterson Properties by Geralyn Gallagher.

Idaho attorney general settles with boat builder who allegedly deceived consumers

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 21, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) — Christopher Bohnenkamp, owner of the now-defunct Bohnenkamp’s Whitewater Customs Inc. and Treasure Valley Marine Inc., has agreed to settle allegations of failing to deliver custom-built boats and trailers to clients as promised, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said.

PCPC to pay $9,000 in restitution after allegations of deceiving consumers in Idaho

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 14, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Private Client Payment Corp. (PCPC) has agreed to settle allegations of misleading state businesses, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. PCPC will pay $9,000 in restitution to business owners who filed complaints.

U.S. files brief in Idaho case regarding criminal defendant's right to attorney

By Mark Iandolo | May 13, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced it has filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court of Idaho in Tracy Tucker et al v. state of Idaho, et al.

FanDuel, DraftKings to stop offering paid daily fantasy sports contests in Idaho

By Mark Iandolo | May 9, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced that executives at FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., two companies offering paid daily fantasy sports contests, agreed to stop providing those contests to consumers in Idaho.

New owners of Soldier Mountain Ski Area will distribute $13,400 in charitable goods

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 2, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden came to an agreement with the Soldier Mountain Ski Area Inc. during an ownership transition that will see the new owner distribute $13,400 in charitable goods over the next four years.

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