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Nielsen v. Retirement Board, 2019 UT App 89 (May 23, 2019)

In this administrative appeal, Nielsen argued that the Utah Retirement Board erred when it concluded that she could not continue participating in a non-contributory plan offered through Utah Retirement Systems, because she failed to make an election at the time…

State v. Lane, 2019 UT App 86 (May 23, 2019)

The court of appeals reversed the defendant’s conviction for assault and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person on the basis the district court applied the wrong standard in admitting prior act evidence under the doctrine of chances….

Willis v. Adams & Smith, Inc., 2019 UT App 84 (May 16, 2019)

The defendant argued that the testimony of plaintiffs’ non-retained expert on the issue of valuation should have been excluded at trial because the expert was not properly disclosed under Utah R. Civ. P. 26(a)(4)(E).  In rejecting this argument, the court…

Nave-Free v. Free, 2019 UT App 83 (May 16, 2019)

In this domestic case, the appellant argued that a post-decree reduction in medical expenses should result in a decrease of child support.  The court of appeals clarified that the statute at issue, which allowed an adjustment to child support based…

United States v. Loera, 923 F.3d 907 (10th Cir. May 13, 2019)

While executing a search warrant for evidence of computer fraud, federal agents discovered child pornography on certain disks in the defendant’s home. Setting those disks aside, the agents continued their search for evidence of computer fraud.  The Tenth Circuit affirmed…