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Highway Safety in the Gem State

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AAA recently reported that the Idaho death rate for vehicle crashes increased in 2015 to 16.1%, more than two times the national average. Studies indicate that in many cases, aggressive motorists who think they can outperform others on the road create dangerous driving conditions. Also, another known contributing factor in…

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Punitive Damages Awards in Idaho

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt Idaho law defines punitive damages as “damages . . . over and above what will compensate the [suing party] for actual personal injury and property damage.” They are extra damages that serve the public policies of punishing a wrongdoer and deterring future, similar behavior. For example, if a…

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