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Pipkin v. Acumen, 2020 UT App 111 (July 30, 2020)

The allegedly defamatory emails and social media posts at issue in this lawsuit critiqued the propriety of a Bylaw which allowed the Utah Republican Party to expel party members who made it onto the primary ballot via a signature-gathering route….

In re Adoption of B.B., 2020 UT 52 (July 28, 2020)

This is the second appeal from the adoption proceedings involving a child whose unmarried biological parents are members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.  The Utah Supreme Court reversed the district court’s grant of motions filed by the biological father…

In re Adoption of B.B., 2020 UT 52 (July 23, 2020)

In this challenge to an adoption proceeding, the Utah Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of the child’s biological father’s motion to revoke his relinquishment of the child.  The Court rejected the father’s argument that Utah Code Section 78B-6-112(a)(5),…

Matter of Adoption of K.T.B., 2020 UT 51 (July 21, 2020)

The district court struck a filing by a mother seeking to intervene in an adoption proceeding due to a procedural deficiency in the filing, and then excluded her from participating in the adoption proceedings because she had failed to intervene…