Utah

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

International Law

Travelers beware: Tourist excesses are sparking new laws and stricter enforcement

Criminal Justice

Charges change against former Utah AG Shurtleff; pay-to-play, law firm counts are dropped

Criminal Justice

Murderer who sent razor blade to judge won’t be charged; it was an accident