Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 18,400+ case briefs...

Estate of Collins v. Geist

Supreme Court of Idaho
143 Idaho 821, 153 P.3d 1167 (2007)


Michael Collins, at the request of his father, E.A. Collins, formed CBS of Idaho, LLC (CBS). Michael and Russell Purcell were the two managers of CBS. A year later, Michael filed articles of amendment, changing the name of CBS to Kanaka Rapids Ranch, LLC (Kanaka Rapids), removing Purcell as a manager, and adding E.A. as a manager. The evidence is not clear as to whether E.A. was also a member of Kanaka Rapids. However, E.A. lived in Nevada and was not involved in the operation of Kanaka Rapids. Michael signed off on a number of land conveyances from Kanaka Rapids to Geist, et al. (defendants). E.A. passed away the next year, and his estate (plaintiff) brought suit, seeking to set aside the land conveyances to the defendants on the ground that Michael did not have the authority to convey the land on behalf of Kanaka Rapids. The estate claimed that no operating agreement existed that named Michael as manager of Kanaka Rapids, and thus he was not a valid manager and could not bind the LLC. Michael filed an affidavit in which he stated that he and E.A. had agreed that Michael would be the manager of Kanaka Rapids. The district court granted the defendants summary judgment. The estate appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Eismann, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 497,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 497,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 18,400 briefs, keyed to 985 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial