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Litigants, beware: Losers may be on hook for winner’s attorney fees

Litigation, expensive as it is, can be doubly so if you lose your case and the judge orders you to pay the other side’s attorneys for their trouble, on top of your own. In Idaho, “loser pays” has been uncommon for almost 40 years, except where a statutory exception shifts fees and costs to the prevailing party. Now, without action by the Legislature, this will change.

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Boiseans honor Marilyn Shuler with words and song

Hundreds of friends and family members gathered to remember and honor Marilyn Shuler, longtime human rights leader, at a service at Boise State University. Shuler was director of the Human Rights Commission for 20 years.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Boiseans honor Marilyn Shuler with words and song 4:32

Boiseans honor Marilyn Shuler with words and song

California sinkhole swallows two cars with passengers inside 1:09

California sinkhole swallows two cars with passengers inside

All-woman officials crew makes Idaho history at 5A state basketball final 2:32

All-woman officials crew makes Idaho history at 5A state basketball final

Centennial storms the court for its first girls basketball state title since 2006 1:28

Centennial storms the court for its first girls basketball state title since 2006