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SC&M Lawyers John Gates and Ruth Shapiro included in The Best Lawyers® Employment Law Issue

Congratulations to John E. Gates and Ruth A. Shapiro who were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in America 2021 in the fields of Employment Law. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shares insights regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has caused an uptick in Employment Law related class action suits. This respected publication provides editorial content covering recent Employment Law litigation topics including multilevel marketing companies, vaccine liability for restaurant owners, workers’ compensation claims by employees who contracted COVID-19 on the job, a future with cryptocurrency and workplace harassment in 2021. The lawyers at Snow Christensen & Martineau are experts in their field and have earned this recognition through professionalism and excellence.

Nakkina v. Mahanthi, 2021 UT App 63 (June 17, 2021)

In this appeal from a divorce decree, the court of appeals held the district court abused its discretion in not awarding parent time equally between the mother and father, erred in its personal property determination, and that its attorney fee…

In re G.D., 2021 UT 19 (June 10, 2021)

In this case involving an appeal from a termination of parent rights based upon years of dysfunctionality, substance abuse, and criminal conduct, the appellant asserted error based upon the district court failing to apply a “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard…

Ohlsen v. United States, 998 F.3d 1143 (10th Cir. June 3, 2021)

Under a Cooperative Funds and Deposits Act (“CFDA”) agreement with the Isleta Pueblo Indian tribe, the United States Forest Service worked to thin and masticate forestland in the Manzano  Mountains of New Mexico. During these wildfire-reduction efforts, however, a substantial…

United States v. Suggs, 998 F.3d 1125 (10th Cir. June 2, 2021)

On appeal from denial of his motion to suppress, Suggs argued that evidence linking him to a road-rage shooting was obtained through unconstitutionally broad search warrants. The Tenth Circuit agreed, reversing the district court’s denial of the motion to suppress…