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United States v. Ramon, 958 F.3d 919 (10th Cir. May 1, 2020)

May 1, 2020

At a probation revocation hearing based on possession of a firearm, the government asserted it may indict Ramon on a new charge resulting from the subsequent possession. The district court, therefore, revoked probation, imposed the maximum 24-month sentence, and ordered…

State v. Gallegos, 2020 UT 19 (April 29, 2020)

Apr 29, 2020

A divided panel of the court of appeals denied the defendant’s rule 23B request to investigate the extent to which he was prejudiced by his counsel’s failure to call witnesses and lack of preparation. Affirming, the supreme court held the…

Davis County v. Purdue Pharma, 2020 UT 17 (Apr. 23, 2020)

Apr 23, 2020

In this interlocutory appeal, the supreme court held that district courts have the inherent authority to transfer cases to a different jurisdiction for pretrial proceedings, and § 78B-3-309 does not limit that authority. In granting in part and denying in…

Issertell v. Issertel, 2020 UT App 62 (Apr. 16, 2020)

Apr 16, 2020

In this divorce proceeding, the court of appeals affirmed the district court’s order modifying the husband’s child support and alimony obligations. Approximately a year after the initial divorce decree was entered, the husband lost his job at which he had…

State v. Sisneros, 2020 UT App 60 (Apr. 9, 2020)

Apr 9, 2020

The court of appeals reversed denial of a motion to dismiss and held that two cases – one in Weber County and one in Utah County – were part of the same criminal episode. Sisneros stole a car in Weber…