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Eye On Boise lawsuit archive

FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017


Former workers sue Idaho dairy, claiming human trafficking

A group of veterinarians from Mexico is suing an Idaho dairy in federal court, contending that the dairy lured them under false pretenses and then forced them to work in poor conditions as low-wage general laborers as part of a human trafficking scheme. The lawsuit against Funk Dairy Inc. in the small southern Idaho town of Murtaugh was filed...

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016

Judge OKs preliminary settlement in Idaho Medicaid lawsuit

A federal judge has approved a preliminary settlement between developmentally disabled Idaho residents and the state Department of Health and Welfare, the ACLU-Idaho announced Monday. The settlement requires the state to develop a new tool for determining some Medicaid benefits, to give participants more information about budget changes...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016

Idaho school district settles ACLU lawsuit

An Idaho school district has settled a lawsuit by agreeing to change policies that a former student called discriminatory. The Times-News reports that the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho sued the Cassia County School District on behalf of Sierra Norman this spring...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

Forest Service plans new study for N. Idaho salvage logging

The U.S. Forest Service will do another analysis after a federal judge halted a northern Idaho wildfire salvage logging project following a lawsuit by two environmental groups, officials say. The agency earlier this month gave notice that it plans to do a supplemental environmental impact statement for the project near the Selway and Middle Fork...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016


James Piotrowski, attorney for a union that’s challenging a provision of Idaho’s right-to-work law. Piotrowski also is the Democratic candidate running against Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho's 'right-to-work' law faces court challenge over fees 

If a lawsuit now pending in federal court succeeds, non-union workers in Idaho could be required to pay some fees to unions that represent them, for the first time since Idaho enacted its right-to-work law in 1985. The lawsuit, one of several pending in three states, argues that it’s unconstitutional to require unions to spend money and time...

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016


Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin 

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit filed by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies on Monday in Portland, Oregon, names the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation...

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016


State sues small eastern Idaho town over ambulance 

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is suing a small town in eastern Idaho for refusing to hand over an ambulance. The Post Register reports that fire officials in Swan Valley purchased an ambulance in 2012 using roughly $113,500 from a state grant, but the town has since lost its ambulance contract. Now the state says...

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Idaho dental contract award on hold amid public records lawsuit, $50M a year at stake; full story 

A $50 million-a-year state contract to provide dental insurance coverage for Idaho’s poor is on hold amid complaints of unfair bidding competition. Blue Cross had held Idaho’s Medicaid dental contract since 2010, but lost its hold on the program serving 277,000 people to Florida-based MCNA Dental, which has been winning similar contracts...

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Lawsuit challenges Idaho wolf killings

Five conservation groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Idaho seeking to stop a federal agency from killing wolves in the state until a new environmental analysis is prepared. Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and four other groups in the 27-page federal lawsuit say the 2011 analysis by the USD's Wildlife Services is outdated...

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