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After mine closure, Hecla faces lawsuit from investors (access required)

When the Lucky Friday mine in Mullan shut down earlier this year due to safety concerns and recent deaths, mine owner Hecla Mining Company’s stock tumbled. Now shareholders have filed a class action securities lawsuit. The shareholder and other law ...

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Idaho can still get rough and tumble collecting taxes (access required)

From 2006 to 2008, Hayden resident Scott Grunsted made more than $100,000 per year without filing state income taxes, the Idaho State Tax Commission contends. After more than a year of correspondence, the Tax Commission has asked a judge to ...

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Idaho Supreme Court rules on loan transfer (access required)

The Idaho Supreme Court has weighed in on the nationwide mortgage banking industry’s system of registering and tracking loans. The court, in a Jan. 25 decision, found the system to be valid in an instance involving a Coeur d’Alene homeowner whose loan ...

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Idaho Supreme Court: Legal malpractice claim abated upon client’s death (access required)

The estate of a client could not proceed with a legal malpractice lawsuit commenced by the client before her death, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment. The client received workers’ compensation benefits for catastrophic injuries suffered in ...

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In workers’ comp case, a question of time (access required)

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court recently considered just when injured claimants are entitled to compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Worker’ Compensation Act – the date a disabled worker was injured or the date when the worker receives an ...

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Tax Commission prepares for Boise County lawsuit (access required)

The Idaho State Tax Commission is preparing to be sued by Boise County over a judge’s order that the county raise its property taxes above the state’s 3 percent cap.The county was ordered by Judge B. Lynn Winmill to raise its ...

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Hoku wants to stay powered, lower its rate (access required)

A dispute has deepened between Idaho Power and Hoku Materials, which is building a polysilicon production facility in Pocatello. Hoku, already late on an almost $1.9 million electricity bill from November, filed a complaint with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission ...

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Controversial TIF is the core of Nampa redevelopment (access required)

At the heart of Nampa’s economic development efforts is a tax incentive that city leaders say is integral to rebuilding the historic downtown area. But critics call it a misleading tax mechanism that shorts existing businesses. It’s called tax increment ...

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