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Gardner v. Gardner, 2019 UT 28 (June 27, 2019)

The district court reduced the amount of alimony awarded to the wife based on wife’s “fault” that “substantially contributed” to the demise of the marriage.  The Utah Supreme Court interpreted the statutory requirement that the fault “substantially contributed to the…

Wilson v. Sanders, 2019 UT App 111 (June 26, 2019)

The appellants sought to challenge the trial court’s denial of their Rule 60 motion to vacate a judgment that was entered after a jury trial.  The court of appeals concluded that it lacked jurisdiction to consider the appeal because the…

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Recent Utah Appellate Decisions June/July 2019

Case summaries are authored by members of Snow Christensen & Martineau’s Appellate Practice Group.  For more information, visit our Appellate Highlights page.  Utah Supreme Court State v. Hon. Ann Boyden, 2019 UT 11 (March 20, 2019) The State convicted Bela Fritz…

State v. Squires, 2019 UT App 113 (June 20, 2019)

The defendant was convicted of four communications fraud counts and one count of pattern of unlawful activity related to enticing his uncle to post property as collateral on a real estate investment hard money loan with the collateral ultimately lost. …

Ross v. Ross, 2019 UT App 104 (June 13, 2019)

Intending to move from Salt Lake County to Uintah County with her two children, the appellee filed a notice of relocation pursuant to Utah Code § 30-3-37.  After a two-day evidentiary hearing, the district court granted the relocation request, which resulted…