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Anderson v. Fautin, 2016 UT 22, (May 31, 2016)

In this boundary dispute case, the Utah Supreme Court held that Utah’s boundary by acquiescence doctrine does not require a claimant to prove occupancy on both sides of a visible line, so the non-claimant’s occupancy is “immaterial to the occupation element.“…

State v. Pham, 2016 UT App 105 (May 19, 2016)

Defendant appealed his conviction for discharging a firearm causing serious bodily injury. The victim of the gunshot wound testified at a preliminary hearing but left the country prior to trial. The Court of Appeals held the admission of victim’s preliminary…

USA Power, LLC v. PacifiCorp, 2016 UT 20 (May 16, 2016)

After first assisting USA Power in obtaining water rights for its bid for a contract to build a power plant, a lawyer later assisted PacifiCorp in obtaining different water rights for its own bid, and PacifiCorp was ultimately awarded the…

State v. Garcia, 2016 UT App 96 (May 12, 2016)

In this criminal case, the defendant appealed a denial of a motion to set aside an order of restitution entered by the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. The Court of Appeals held that Utah Code § 77-27-6(4) does not give…