Category archive: Idaho

Insured Ordered to Pay Attorney’s Fees to Insurer for Prosecuting Frivolous Appeal

Summary: Homeowners David and Kristina Parks, brought an action against Safeco Insurance Company alleging breach of contract and bad faith in handling the claim after a wildfire destroyed their house. Safeco then hired an appraiser to determine the actual cash value (“ACV”) of the destroyed house who determined the ACV to be $169,000. Safeco paid…

Curing the Title Defect Through Litigation Defeated Bad Faith Claims

Summary:  DAFCO, LLC, the insured, filed suit against Stewart alleging bad faith. The Supreme Court of Idaho affirmed the Idaho District Court’s granting of Stewart’s Motion for Summary Judgment for fulfilling its contractual duties in good faith while also denying DAFCO’s motion to file an amended complaint to add multiple claims, including an amended breach…


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