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September 2022 – November 2022 Appellate Highlights

Snow Christensen & Martineau Appellate Group Highlights As seen in the Utah Bar Journal Oct-Nov’22 By Rodney R. Parker, Dani Cepernich, Robert Cummings, Nathanael Mitchell, Adam Pace, and Andrew Roth Utah Court of Appeals Jordan Credit Union v. Sullivan 2022 UT…

SCM’s Annual Utah Tort and Insurance Seminar

Our annual Utah Tort and Insurance Seminar will be held Friday, October 14, 2022. We will address topics such as pro-active defense practice, updates to premises law, how to defend the indefensible, and low-impact, big damages claims. We will be…

Vanlaningham v. Hart, 2021 UT App 95 (Sept. 2, 2021)

The district court excluded plaintiff’s special damages-related evidence from trial because her initial disclosure of a “specific sum” of $130,000 in special damages failed to provide “a mathematical computation” or the “methodology” behind the amount. On an interlocutory appeal, the…

State v. Ruiz, 2021 UT App 94 (Sept. 2, 2021)

Odin, a drug detection K-9, leapt through a partially open window into the car during a drug sniff of the exterior of the car. Applying the test articulated by the Tenth Circuit, the court held Odin’s entry was lawful. Under…

OPC v. Bowen, 2021 UT 53 (Sept. 2, 2021)

Attorney used upfront flat fee agreements with clients that declared the fee was “earned upon payment,” and deposited the retainers directly into his operating account. OPC sued attorney claiming the agreements violated Utah Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15(c), which requires…

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Utah Tort and Insurance Seminar, Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Join us for the Annual Tort and Insurance Law Seminar. This year Snow Christensen & Martineau the seminar live in our newly remodeled offices as well as virtually for those who are unable to attend in person. Come and enjoy our newly remodeled office in the historic Newhouse building.