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Utah Appellate Decisions, September 2019

Case summaries are authored by members of Snow Christensen & Martineau’s Appellate Practice Group.  For more information, visit our Appellate Highlights page.    Utah Supreme Court Thomas v. Hillyard 2019 UT 29 (July 2, 2019) As a matter of first impression,…

Utah Supreme Court Strikes Down State Medical Malpractice Law

The Utah Supreme Court ruled a state law requiring medical malpractice plaintiffs to obtain a “certificate of compliance” from a state agency is unconstitutional. A suit that accused a hospital of negligently causing a patient’s death was reinstated. The hospital…