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Bivens v. Salt Lake City Corp., 2017 UT 67 (Sept. 26, 2017).

The plaintiffs in this suit all received parking tickets from Salt Lake and brought suit alleging that the notice provided was insufficient to apprise them of the right to challenge the ticket. Affirming dismissal, the Utah Supreme Court held that, although…

Scott v. Scott, 2017 UT 66 (Sept. 21, 2017).

In this case, Husband sought termination of alimony because Wife had cohabited with her boyfriend, although she was not cohabiting with him at the time of filing of the motion to terminate. Utah Code § 30-3-5(10) provides, “alimony to a former spouse…

McElhaney v. City of Moab, 2017 UT 65 (Sept. 21, 2017).

This appeal arose from a city council’s denial of a conditional use permit to operate a bed and breakfast in a residential neighborhood.  The plaintiff appealed the council’s decision to the district court, which reversed it, and the council sought…

Wyoming v. Zinke, 871 F.3d 1133 (10th Cir. Sept. 21, 2017).

This case arose out of a challenge to fracking regulations promulgated by the Bureau of Land Management.  The Tenth Circuit abstained from exercising its jurisdiction based on the prudential ripeness doctrine because (a) the current administration had announced its intent to rescind…

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Charge dropped in July 4th firework blaze

Charges were dismissed against Richard Otterstrom who was wrongly accused of causing a July 4th fire that badly damaged a home in Cottonwood Heights.  “We feel that a redaction should be issued as an apology to my client who was wrongly accused, “ said Otterstrom’s lawyer, Nathan A. Crane.