Boyle v. Clyde Snow & Sessions P.C., 2017 UT 57 (August 29, 2017)

On a petition for certiorari from the Utah Court of Appeals in a case previously mentioned in these appellate highlights, the Utah Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals’ decision that it lacked jurisdiction to divide fees between a lawyer and his former law firm because the law firm had failed to properly intervene in the case.  The supreme court assumed the law firm had failed to properly intervene, but held the lawyer had waived any objection to the propriety of the intervention by “essentially acquiescing in the litigation over the merits of the firm’s fee claim and by actively advancing his own competing claim to an award of fees.”