State v. Hunt, 2018 UT App 222 (Nov. 29, 2018)

Nov 29, 2018

Can you castrate a horse in self-defense?  The court of appeals isn’t exactly sure, but still decided to reject defendant’s claim that he had to counter a menacing stallion named Confetti Magic by neutering the horse once and for all….

Baker v. Carlston, 2018 UT 59 (Nov. 28, 2018)

Nov 28, 2018

Holladay City approved two resolutions to enable a developer to redevelop the land on which the old Cottonwood Mall once stood. A group of Holladay citizens petitioned to subject these resolutions to vote by public referendum.  Applying the test set…

Silva v. Silva, 2018 UT App 210 (Nov. 8, 2018)

Nov 8, 2018

Default judgment was entered against wife for failing to appear.  Husband had requested alternative service, which was approved by the district court and husband followed proper procedures for alternative service.  Wife brought a Rule 60(b)(1) motion, arguing for excusable neglect…

State v. Oryall, 2018 UT App 211 (Nov. 8, 2018)

Nov 8, 2018

The defendant argued that the district court erred in denying her motion to suppress, because the officer conducted a search of her driver’s license records without reasonable suspicion.  Affirming, the court of appeals held that there is no reasonable expectation…

State v. Hamilton, 2018 UT App 202 (Oct. 25, 2018)

Oct 25, 2018

In this securities fraud case, the State and defendant stipulated to $38,000 in restitution and a recommendation of no time in jail, based largely on defendant’s cooperation.  The district court ordered defendant to serve jail time and pay restitution in…