Powers Farley provides personal, responsive, and high-quality legal services to clients in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.

Year: 2020

May 2022

Don Farley successfully defended a local credit union against a proposed class action based on bank transaction and insufficient fund fees. In response to the credit union’s motion for summary judgment, which alleged the action was untimely and the proposed...

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February 2022 – Part 2

Jim Thomson, II, successfully defeated a plaintiff’s attempt to include a defamation claim against a motorist. The motorist successfully argued that the defamation claim was futile as plaintiff would be unable to show the motorist made statements amounting to...

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February 2022

Jim Thomson, II, prevailed on a motion for summary judgment to dismiss a claim for insurance fraud brought against a motorist. The motorist successfully argued that Idaho does not recognize a private cause of action for insurance fraud and that the plaintiff...

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January 2022

Jim Thomson, II, obtained a voluntary dismissal of a case alleging construction defect against a general contractor based on an unopposed motion for summary judgment. The general contractor argued in the summary judgment motion that the claims for breach of contract...

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September 2021

Dustin Charters prevailed on a motion for reconsideration, arguing the plaintiff failed to timely serve the defendants under Idaho Rule of Civil Procedure 4(b). The Court ultimately agreed with the defense and determined that service was untimely, dismissing all...

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August 2021

Jim Thomson, II obtained a voluntary dismissal of a claim for personal injury against a road maintenance company based on an unopposed motion for summary judgment. The plaintiff claimed he sustained injuries due to a fall stemming from inadequate snow and ice removal....

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July 2021

Don Farley prevailed on an appeal to the Supreme Court after the district court dismissed a European manufacturer in a products liability case brought by an Idaho resident. The resident successfully argued that Idaho Court’s had jurisdiction over the foreign...

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May 2021

Dustin Charters prevailed on behalf of an insurance carrier at arbitration over a roofing dispute. The claimant alleged both slopes of his roof had been damaged in a windstorm and, in the alternative, the insurance policy covered the replacement of the entire roof....

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January 2021

Jim Thomson, II, prevailed on a motion for summary judgment defending a road construction company against a plaintiff claiming she sustained injuries due to an improperly maintained work site. The construction company successfully argued that the plaintiff could not...

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December 2020 – Part 2

Ray Powers and Portia Rauer successfully defeated a motion to dismiss brought by a large Idaho hospital in a wrongful death case. The hospital claimed that the plaintiff’s claims were for medical malpractice, thereby requiring dismissal of the case due to the...

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