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Diversified Concepts LLC v. Koford, 2021 UT App 71 (July 1, 2021)

The plaintiffs sued a construction company for allegedly installing defective retaining walls on their property, but they hired other contractors to completely dismantle and replace the walls before filing suit. The district court denied the construction company’s motion to dismiss…

doTERRA Int’l, LLC v. Kruger, 2021 UT 24 (July 1, 2021)

In this personal injury action, the district court concluded that Utah law does not permit waiver of punitive damages prior to the injury. Affirming under a different rationale, the supreme court held that, as a matter of first impression, even…

In re Estate of D.A. Osguthorpe, 2021 UT 23 (July 1, 2021)

In this estate dispute, the district court granted a motion to dismiss appellant’s claim for intentional interference with inheritance finding that Utah law did not recognize that claim. In reversing the order, the supreme court held that Utah law recognizes…

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SCM Lawyers John Gates and Ruth Shapiro included in The Best Lawyers® Employment Law Issue

According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an uptick in Employment Law related class action suits. This 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.