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Young v. Hagel, 2020 UT App 100 (June 25, 2020)

In this custody case, the court of appeals held that the district court abused its discretion in denying a motion under Rule 60(b)(1) to set aside a default order that had been entered because the mother failed to appear within…

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The Investigations are Coming:

By: Robert B. Cummings

Following the drastic steps implemented by governments nationwide following Covid-19 reaching our shores, the United States’ economy suffered a substantial loss.  To bolster the economy, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a massive 335-page piece of legislation that allocated $2 trillion dollars for economic relief.

State v. Bell, 2020 UT 38 (June 23, 2020)

The court affirmed the court of appeals’ ruling that a criminal defendant was not entitled to a limited review of the victim’s privileged mental health therapy records, because he failed to establish that the victim had a condition that was…

In Interest of B.T.B., 2020 UT 36 (June 22, 2020)

In this termination of parental rights case, the supreme court held that the court of appeals properly disavowed prior case law that suggested that termination almost automatically followed a determination that the statutory grounds had been met.  The court also…

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Michael McKinley Joins SC&M as a Summer Law Clerk

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Michael McKinley to Snow Christensen & Martineau. As one of our Summer Clerks, Michael is assisting our attorneys with case preparation, discovery, research, and more for the firm. A third-year law student…

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Mountain States Super Lawyers Includes 16 SC&M Attorneys

We are pleased to announce that 13 attorneys at Snow Christensen & Martineau have been recognized as 2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers®.  This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Three attorneys…