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The 2017 Legislative Session is Over: What You Need to Know

The 2017 Utah legislative session has come to an end. Many of Utah’s potentially new laws passed by the Utah legislature made national news. While some of the controversial bills that made headlines were not signed into law by Governor Herbert, some controversial bills were. That being said, the legislature… Read more →

Trial Begins When You File Your Complaint: What to Know About Utah’s Tier System

With minimal exceptions, all lawsuits begin with the filing of a complaint.  It is the first time that a plaintiff gets to tell his or her story, set forth the claims he or she wants a jury to consider, and what damages he or she seeks.  Regarding damages, many complaints… Read more →

Family Mourns Toddler Who Was Run Over By Relative In Driveway

LEHI, Utah – A family is mourning the death of a 15-month-old girl who was hit with a van at a Lehi home Thursday night by a relative in the driveway. According to officials, the toddler was playing in the yard when a family member driving away from the home… Read more →

Utah Traffic Deaths Rise As Arrests Fall

SALT LAKE CITY – According to recent statistics, the number of traffic deaths in Utah caused as a result of impaired driving have gone up but the number of DUI arrests in the same period have dropped. The state report was recently published which stated that the number of fatalities… Read more →

Lori W. Nelson Sworn In As The Incoming Chair Of American Bar Association Family Law Section

Last month, Lori W. Nelson, a veteran litigator with Salt Lake City-based Jones Waldo, was sworn in as the incoming chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. Nelson will manage the association’s governing body and more than 10,000 lawyers, associates and student members all over the globe. For… Read more →

Mother Accused Of Putting Her Day-Old Daughter In Trash Appears In Court

On Wednesday 10 September, a mother accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in a trash can appeared in court as her attorneys asked a judge for more time to understand what the reason was. 23-year-old Alicia Marie Englert made her first appearance in court in Salt Lake City,… Read more →

Utah Makes Final Plea For US Supreme Court To Hear Its Same-Sex Marriage Case

SALT LAKE CITY – On Wednesday, Utah made its last plea for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its same-sex marriage case, saying it’s the best way to solve the problem nationwide and that the appellate court ruling is not right. In a briefing, the Utah Attorney General’s Office said… Read more →

Utah Mom To Be Evaluated For Leaving New Born In Trash Can

SALT LAKE CITY – Lawyers for a Utah woman, who left her baby to die in a trash, are saying that her mental state is the main problem in the incident. The child, who was found in serious condition, is now in state custody. On Wednesday, 23-year-old Alicia Marie Englert… Read more →