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State v. Bridgewaters, 2020 UT 32 (May 28, 2020)

As a matter of first impression, the supreme court held that the “properly served” requirement of Utah Code § 76-5-108(1), which criminalizes violation of a protective order, requires that the protective order be served in accordance with Utah R. Civ. P….

State v. Newton, 2020 UT 24 (May 14, 2020)

In this appeal of a conviction for aggravated sexual assault and aggravated assault, the defendant argued that the State violated his constitutional rights under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) by failing to conduct a forensic evaluation of the…

Taylorsville City v. Mitchell, 2020 UT 26 (May 14, 2020)

On certiorari, the supreme court rejected the appellant’s constitutional challenges to Utah Code § 78A-7-118(8), which provides for a hearing de novo in the district court on justice court convictions, but forecloses further appeal unless the district court rules on the…

Taylor v. University of Utah, 2020 UT 21 (May 8, 2020)

On certiorari, the supreme court held that expert testimony in a medical malpractice case was inadmissible under Rule 702, where the expert relied on “logical deduction” as the method for opining on medical causation, and where the opinion was based…