“How long is it going to take before lawyers realize that the simple act of trying to repress something they don’t like online is likely to make it so that something that most people would never, ever see is now seen by many more people? Let’s call it the Streisand Effect.” –Mike Masnick, Tech Dirt
SCM NEWS & OPINIONS
SCM is pleased to announce that attorney Shirlene Bastar has joined the firm as ‘of counsel.” Shirlene brings a wealth of real world business experience to her practice, which focuses on customized estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and small business…
An employer and employee should consider the pros and cons of arbitration before entering into a pre-dispute arbitration clause. By agreeing to arbitration, the parties are waiving the right to have the dispute decided by a jury.
By: Keith A. Call
In order to avoid unexpected and delayed appeals and post-judgment motions (including by unexpected third parties), lawyers should start concluding every case with a final “Judgment”—a separate document that clearly and concisely states the disposition of the case.
By: Nathan R. Skeen
While some effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been unique to the transportation industry, one common struggle among all industries has been the impact of the virus on the workplace. In devising a plan for your business, keep in mind that safety is the top priority.
Ogden City attorney Heather White (Snow Christensen & Martineau) responds to lawsuit filed against four police officers in shooting death of Jovany Mercado.
Today Juan and Rosa Mercado filed a lawsuit in federal district court alleging Ogden City police officers wrongfully shot and killed their son, Jovany Mercado. Body camera recordings from the officers, as well as surveillance video from the Mercados’ home,…
Interpretation Tips for Insurers and Policyholders in Litigating Utah COVID-19-Related Business Losses
Businessowner policyholders seeking to establish COVID-19 contamination as a “direct physical loss” would be wise to focus on the decontamination and cleaning measures required for their business to reopen following a COVID-19-related closure.
By: Keith A. Call
As stated in proposed Standing Order No. 15, “the overarching goal of this reform is to improve access to justice.” Standing Order No. 15 (Draft), p. 5. The proposed Order cites formal studies showing that a high percentage of the public facing civil legal problems receives “inadequate or no legal help.”
These appellate cases of interest were recently decided by the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals, and United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The summaries have been prepared by authoring attorneys Rodney R. Parker, Dani Cepernich, Robert Cummings, Nate Mitchell, Adam Pace,…