Idaho Supreme Court News

Idaho Supreme Court Rules ‘Defamation by Implication’ Is Actionable

The Idaho Supreme Court says individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied – but didn’t outright say – something defamatory. The ruling was handed down Monday in a lawsuit brought by former teacher James Verity against …

Idaho Supreme Court Rules Wi-Fi Network Name Resulted in Defamation

The takeaway from a recent court decision – proceed cautiously when choosing the name of a home Wi-Fi network. The case arose when Jeffrey and Dona Hall changed their home wireless internet name to read “Dennis & Wanda Irishes stocking …

Idaho Woman Wants Insurer to Pay for Leveled Home

An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it. Shammie Fisher is fighting in court to get compensation for her ruined Boise home. Idaho Supreme Court sided with Fisher …

Idaho Supreme Court Affirms $3.8M Verdict in Liposuction Death

The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a jury verdict for $3.8 million against a southwest Idaho doctor following the death of a woman who underwent a liposuction procedure. The court ruled Thursday in the wrongful death and medical malpractice case …

Idaho Court Rejects PTSD Appeal in Worker’s Fryer Accident

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a former Idaho cook who tripped and fell into a deep fat fryer can’t claim worker’s compensation for psychological trauma he claims to have suffered in the accident. Thirty-six-year-old Matthew Mazzone was working …