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249 ABA Journal Utah articles.

Texas Ranch Raid Sparks Senate Leader’s Call for Federal Task Force

Sparks flew in Arizona, Nevada and Utah last week after the Senate majority leader criticized prosecutors in those states for not being as aggressive as Texas authorities in pursuing claimed…

Utah AG Mulled Texas-Style Raid on Polygamous Group

In the wake of a controversial raid by Texas authorities on a ranch at which multiple teens allegedly may have been sexually abused by a…

Ranch Run by Warren Jeffs Followers Raided in Texas Child Abuse Probe

In what may be the largest child abuse investigation in Texas history, state workers have removed nearly 200 children and a number of women from a ranch run by followers…

Med-Mal Plaintiffs’ Suit Against Their Own Expert Survives Appeal

A federal appeals court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by medical malpractice plaintiffs who claim their expert witness breached his duty to them when he changed his mind.

The…

DA Fires Veteran Utah Prosecutor Who Opposed Her in Election

A county district attorney in Utah has reportedly fired a veteran prosecutor who was an opposing candidate in the primary of her 2006 election campaign.

Prosecutor Kent Morgan says he…

Oops. Lost Passbook Costs Utah Lawyer Up to $832,000

Back in the day when a savings account required a passbook in which the bank manually entered each deposit and withdrawal, a client of Ogden, Utah, attorney George B. Handy…

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Gary Gilmore Executed

Injured Utah Skiers Can Sue, Despite Waivers

Skiers who hurt themselves as the result of negligence by Utah ski resorts can sue for damages, even if they sign agreements waiving any right to damages.

That’s the ruling…

Celebrity Case re Bad Grass Day

Because of international publicity, the judge has exponentially expanded the jury pool. The defense team includes famed celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. The issue: whether 70-year-old Betty Perry violated a municipal…

Bombing Conspirator’s Statements Used to Bolster Deposition Request

A Salt Lake City lawyer claims the government does not want to turn over documents about the death of his brother in prison after questioning about the Oklahoma City bombing…

Judge Axes Verdict Due to Racist Remarks

A federal judge in Utah has thrown out a guilty verdict in an assault case against an American Indian defendant because of jurors’ racist remarks during deliberations.

Rather than focusing…

Jeffs Prison Sentence: Five-to-Life x 2

The controversial leader of a fringe Mormon sect in Utah that advocates polygamy was sentenced today to two consecutive terms of five years to life, following his conviction earlier this…

Phone Transcripts Released in Jeffs Case

Formerly sealed documents detailing jailhouse phone calls made by the leader of a controversial fringe sect of the Mormon church that advocates polygamy were released Tuesday by a Utah court.

Guilty Verdict in Church Leader Trial

Updated: A Utah jury has reached a guilty verdict in the case of a controversial church leader accused of accomplice rape for using his religious influence to pressure a 14-year-old…

Jury Starts Over in Church Leader Case

After one day of deliberations, a jury in a high-profile Utah accomplice-rape trial against the leader of a fringe Mormon group reportedly was near a verdict on at least one…

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