Idaho News

Idaho Insurance Department Pulls Producer License for Policy Fabrication

The Idaho Department of Insurance has issued an order to revoke the license of Meaghan A. Ruether, Meridian, and Rangewood Insurance LLC. The department alleged that Ruether misrepresented or fabricated information on 25 insurance policies. The department was reportedly alerted …

Idaho Women Sue Doctor over Counterfeit Implant Claim

Four women are suing a southern Idaho doctor because they say they were given counterfeit breast implants and knock-off Botox without their knowledge. The women filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on last week, contending that Dr. Temp Patterson, …

Idaho Ski Park Developer Settles with EPA Over Asbestos Violation

A Boise, Idaho, ski and snowboard park developer has agreed to pay the federal government $10,000 to settle a claim that it violated asbestos removal regulations. The Idaho Statesman reports that Gateway Parks LLC was accused of not giving the …

President Signs Disaster Declaration Following Idaho Windstorm

President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Idaho due to a powerful windstorm in the northern part of the state in November and ordered federal aid. The money can be used by state, tribal, local governments and some private …

Idaho Shop Owner Ordered to Pay 100K to Worker Fired After Safety Report

A judge ordered a northern Idaho gas station owner to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired after reporting safety violations, including exposed wiring near water leaks and a lack of first aid equipment. U.S. District Judge B. …

Idaho Workers’ Comp Rates to Increase Slightly For 2016

The Idaho Department of Insurance has received a proposal for an overall rate increase of 0.2 percent to workers’ compensation insurance for 2016 by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. NCCI collects information about the workers’ compensation system in Idaho …

Lawsuit over Beer Cup at Idaho Arena Moves Forward, Fraud Claims Dropped

An Idaho judge has tossed out portions of a lawsuit against the owner of a Boise area, where a handful of hockey fans contend they were victims of a beer scam. According to KBOI-TV, Ada County Judge Deborah A. Bail …

Idaho Court Allows Boy Scout Suit to Move Forward

Idaho’s highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of …

Wildfire Threatens Idaho Town, Evacuations Ordered

Residents in west-central Idaho near the town of Riggins were told to flee due to a wildfire that expanded to 40 square miles Thursday, an 11-square-mile jump. Fire managers say the fire made runs through the tops of trees and had …

Family of Boy Hit by School Bus Files Claim against Idaho District

The family of a Nampa, Idaho grade school student who was hit by a bus in March has filed a claim against the city and others. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the family of 7-year-old Connor Wright filed a tort …