Utah

Public Defenders

Utah’s indigent defense system is underfunded and unconstitutional, ACLU suit alleges

Legal Ethics

Disbarment was too harsh for lawyer who caused courthouse disturbance, Utah Supreme Court says

Contracts

Telling tenants to ‘friend’ landlord Facebook page in 5 days or lose lease was mistake, lawyer says

Attorney Fees

Utah Supreme Court strikes down attorney fee schedule in workers’ comp cases

Constitutional Law

10th Circuit reverses bigamy-law win for ‘Sister Wives’ family

White-Collar Crime

Utah is first state with registry for white-collar criminals

Judiciary

Suit accuses DC federal judge of coerced sex; he says retirement is due to disability

Constitutional Law

Jury says towns dominated by polygamous sect put religion above the law; awards $2.2M to 6 people

Legal Technology

Utah hosts first ‘CourtHack’ event, seeking solutions to court technology issues

Trials & Litigation

Woman who OK’d $900K settlement in phone call with her lawyer is bound by it, federal judge rules

Judiciary

Utah judge who ordered baby removed from same-sex couple’s home retires

Paralegals

Utah Supreme Court backs licensed paralegal practitioners

Careers

Once a homeless teen herself, lawyer now offers pro bono advice to others

Family Law

Judge in lesbian foster-parent case steps aside from further involvement

Family Law

Judge backpedals on controversial order removing foster child from married same-sex couple

Family Law

Judge amends order that foster child be removed from married lesbian couple

First Amendment

Judge temporarily preserves federal funds flowing to Planned Parenthood in Utah

Labor & Employment

Wal-Mart employees fired for standing their ground against customers can sue, Utah court rules

Labor & Employment

Leader of fundamentalist church employed 1,400 in violation of wage law, feds say

Family Law

Federal judge tells state to put same-sex spouses on birth certificate