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State ex rel. M.L., 2017 UT App 61 (Mar. 30, 2017)

The central issue here was whether the juvenile court had subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate parentage after the mother had voluntarily relinquished her parental rights.  The court of appeals denied the State’s petition, concluding that the juvenile court’s jurisdiction extended to…

Judd v. Bowen, 2017 UT App 56 (Mar. 30, 2017)

In this appeal of a dispute arising out of the use of a driveway in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the court of appeals held that the district court correctly awarded the claimant a prescriptive easement for the purpose of using the…

Stanley v. Gallegos, 842 F.3d 1210 (10th Cir. Mar. 17, 2017)

This appeal presented the question of whether a state employee who acts without state authority can nevertheless be entitled to qualified immunity in a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  In this divided opinion, the three judges agreed that the district court’s…

Lindsey v. Lindsey, 2017 UT App 38 (Mar. 2, 2017)

In this divorce case, the district court concluded, on summary judgment, that husband’s business interests were separate property.  Surveying the exceptions to the general presumption that separate property will not be divided, the court of appeals affirmed, holding that wife’s maintenance…