Idaho News

Idaho Worker Awarded Damages for Reporting Safety Violations

A northern Idaho jury has awarded $56,000 to an excavation crew foreman who said he was fired for reporting safety violations on the Sand Creek Byway. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported the Bonner County jury on Friday voted 9-3 …

Idaho Principal Who Got Axed Files Notice Of Lawsuit

A fired northern Idaho high school principal who says she was discriminated against because of her race has filed a notice of her intentions to bring a lawsuit against the Kamiah School District. The Lewiston Tribune reported in a story …

Proposal To Raise Speed Limits In Idaho Clears Senate

A bid to increase speed limits on Idaho roads raced to a victory on the Senate floor, as lawmakers voted 30-4 to send it on to the House. Legal speeds would jump from 75 to 80 mph on the interstate …

AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire

Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

Former Idaho Councilman Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

A former Nampa City Council member in Idaho has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 12 years of supervised probation for insurance fraud. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that terms of the sentence given to Bob Schmidt on Tuesday in …

Former Idaho Councilman Gets Jail Time For Insurance Fraud

A former councilman from the eastern Idaho town of Rigby has been sentenced to 150 days in jail and 10 years of probation for insurance fraud. The Post Register reported Lawrence Blackburn was sentenced on Monday. Prosecutors said he defrauded …

Idaho Lawsuit Is Latest Claim Against Remington

Remington Arms Co., maker of one of America’s most-popular hunting rifles, is in court again, this time with an Idaho lawsuit filed by a man who says he was shot through the foot by a defective weapon. Loren Korpi, an …

Two Legacy Network Executives in Idaho Sentenced

The former founder and chairman of the board of The Legacy Network, an insurance brokerage agency in Rexburg, Idaho, and his son were sentenced on Wednesday in United States District Court in Pocatello. The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney …

Idaho Parents Sue Football Helmet Company

The family of a northern Idaho teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game is suing the school district and the maker of the football helmet. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported that Robert Clark II and …

Idaho Fly Shop Owner Gets Jail Time On Workers’ Comp Law

A state judge has ordered a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho fly shop owner to serve five days in jail for violating a court order stemming from allegations he failed to provide workers’ compensation insurance. The Idaho Industrial Commission announced the penalty …