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Peck v. Peck, 2020 UT App 14 (Jan. 24, 2020)

In this divorce action, husband’s attorney in the trial court did not object to a proposed order that incorrectly identified the length of the marriage for a QDRO calculation.  Husband filed a Rule 60(b) motion relying on the residual clause,…

Wallingford v. Moab City, 2020 UT App 12 (Jan. 24, 2020)

This appeal arose from a lawsuit filed by a group of citizens challenging Moab City’s modification of a previously approved land development project.  The City initially classified the modification as “major changes” which required a public hearing under a local…

State v. Hatfield, 2020 UT 1 (Jan. 9, 2020)

Defendant entered a Sery plea in the trial court to four counts under Utah’s Sexual Exploitation Act.  The court of appeals affirmed two counts but dismissed two finding that as to the dismissed counts, the materials in defendant’s possession did…

State v. Hutchinson, 2020 UT App 10 (Jan. 9, 2020)

Citing efforts to reform probation statutes in recent years, the defendant argued the trial court lacked authority to revoke his probation.  While the legislature’s adoption of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative changed the probation landscape in 2015, district courts retain statutory…