Utah

249 ABA Journal Utah articles.

Double-Dipping Government Lawyer Gets 36 Months of Probation

Two government agencies were pleased with the work that attorney Richard David Wyss did for them.

But because Wyss told both the Utah Department of Public Safety and the federal…

Receiver Seeks Clawback of Legal Fees Paid to Paul Hastings & Fulbright Firms

Asked by a federal judge in Utah to recover money on behalf of investors allegedly fleeced by a claimed Ponzi scheme operator, Val Southwick, a receiver has focused on two…

BYU Law Prof with ALS Gets Baseball to Raise Money for Cure

A law professor with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has spurred Major League Baseball to raise money for research in an event on July 4, the…

Judicial Diversity is Lacking, But Here’s What to Do to Improve, Report Says

Women and minorities are still underrepresented on the state trial and appellate court bench, regardless whether the judges are elected or appointed to their positions.

But there are things that…

Ex-TSA Counsel Accused of Hiding Full-Time State Job

A former legal counsel for the Transportation Security Administration has been charged with making a false statement by hiding a second full-time job with the state of Utah.

Prosecutors claim…

Utah Federal Judge’s $300 Obama Donation Won’t Lead to Sanction

The chief federal judge for Utah won’t face a misconduct complaint for donating $300 to the election campaign of Barack Obama.

U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell has apologized and agreed…

Utah Supremes: Lack of Qualified Lawyers Could Force Death Penalty Reversals

The Utah Supreme Court has refused to impose Rule 11 sanctions against two capital defense lawyers for raising “unwarranted and unjustifiable” claims in a habeas appeal. But the court’s opinion…

Utah Lawyer Who Didn’t Pay $197K in Taxes Takes Misdemeanor Plea

A Utah lawyer has pleaded to three misdemeanors in what was originally a felony tax case.

According to charging documents in the state court case, Robert Bradley Neff, 48, failed…

AG’s Sanctions Request Called ‘Personal Attack’ on Capital Defense Lawyers

Lawyers for a death-row inmate told the Utah Supreme Court yesterday that a prosecutor’s attempt to obtain sanctions against them had put them at odds with the interests of their…

Why the Happy Sumo Is Happier Now

A Utah sushi restaurant is undergoing a remodeling after a federal judge ruled its décor copied that of a competitor.

The Yapona restaurant located in American Fork, Utah,…

Utah AG’s New Website Posts Suspect Video, Sparks ACLU Complaint

In a move that has raised the hackles of the ACLU, the attorney general of Utah has publicly posted on his newly redesigned website additional photographs and other documentary material…

Sect Leader’s Daughter Tells Attorney Ad Litem to Step Aside

The daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has told her attorney ad litem in an e-mail to step aside. She sent a copy of the missive to the

Meet Polygamous Sect Lawyer Rod Parker

The man who served as both spokesman and lawyer for the polygamous sect that fought to regain its children got the job by happenstance.

Rod Parker, a lawyer with Snow,…

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Accused Kidnapper’s Forcible Medication Appeal

An accused kidnapper will be forcibly medicated to make her competent to stand trial after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear her case this week.

The defendant, Wanda Barzee,…

Judge Rules Utah Tribe Is Phony, Throws Out Arbitration Awards

A federal judge has ruled that an Indian tribe formed during a meeting at an Arby’s restaurant in Provo, Utah, is a “complete sham” and the judgments awarded to the…

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