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Biesele v. Mattena, 2019 UT 30 (July 10, 2019)

Jul 10, 2019

In this appeal from a jury verdict involved tort claims arising out of an inheritance, the court held that, absent a request for apportionment of fault by a party, the Liability Reform Act does not preclude the district court from imposing joint and several liability.  The court also held that bifurcation punitive damages is not required in a case in which no party sought to introduce evidence of wealth or financial condition.