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Mota v. Mota, 2016 UT App 201 (Sept. 22, 2016)

In this appeal from the denial of an ex-husband’s motion to dismiss a protective order that his ex-wife had obtained against him, the Utah Court of Appeals considered whether the ex-husband had properly preserved his arguments for appeal. The ex-husband…

Holmes v. Cannon, 2016 UT 42 (Sept. 8, 2016)

The court overruled Panos v. Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, Inc., 913 P.2d 363 (Utah Ct. App. 1996), and held that a dismissal for failure to prosecute under Utah R. Civ. P. 41(b) is with prejudice unless the judge specifies…

Federated Capital Corp. v. Libby, 2016 UT 41 (Sept. 6, 2016)

In this consolidated case, the Utah Supreme Court held that an enforceable forum selection clause does not preclude application of Utah’s borrowing statute. The forum selection clause required that the case be governed by all of Utah’s law, both procedural…

State v. Sanchez, 2016 UT App 189 (Sept. 1, 2016)

In an appeal from convictions for murder and obstruction of justice, defendant argued the lower court erred in excluding portions of a police interview in which defendant stated he fought with victim based on victim’s statements about an affair with…