ABA Journal

Utah

274 ABA Journal Utah articles.

January 17, 1977

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…

Church Leader, Polygamy on Trial in UT Rape Case

Opening arguments are expected to begin today in a Utah teen-rape case that is widely seen as putting on trial not only the defendant, Warren Jeffs, but the polygamist practices…

Ballard in CA, Competitor’s MP at Helm

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll is opening an office in Los Angeles with the expectation that it will help the 500-lawyer Philadelphia-based law firm strengthen its flagship real estate and…

Polygamy Cases Fizzle; Religious Bias?

After two years, criminal cases brought in Arizona against eight men in the same polygamous sect for allegedly marrying underage girls are nearing an end.

Three have been convicted—and sentenced…

Canada to Review Polygamy Ban?

In a case that could have an effect on United States law enforcement, a prominent Canadian criminal attorney serving as a special prosecutor has recommended that his country reconsider its…

Judges Get Huffy When Motives Questioned

An effective lawyer challenges court opinions without impugning the character or motives of the judges who wrote them. But should lawyers who don’t follow this rule be penalized?

More often,…

Lawyer’s Conviction Stands Despite Prosecutor Error

A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Utah attorney who assured investors in a pyramid scheme that their investment was safe.

Despite improper comments by a prosecutor…

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