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264 ABA Journal Utah articles.

A midwife gets jail time in newborn’s death

A Utah midwife has been sentenced to six months in jail for a delivery that ended with the death of twin baby who was born prematurely.

Vickie Sorensen, 57, was…

Estate representative can sue herself for causing decedent’s wrongful death

A woman who lost control of her vehicle, causing the death of her common-law husband, is authorized as representative of the estate to sue herself for negligence, the Utah Supreme…

Louisiana can’t withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, 5th Circuit rules

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s injunction against Louisiana’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. A three-judge appellate panel said the health…

Chemerinsky: Has the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Fourth Amendment?

In the recently completed Supreme Court term, Utah v. Strieff was the only major decision where the conservatives prevailed in an ideologically divided case. The court held that evidence gained…

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

A new lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union alleges that the state of Utah so drastically underfunds its indigent-defense system that it’s failing to meet its constitutional obligations to…

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

A Utah lawyer who yelled obscenities as bailiffs escorted him from the courthouse and complained about a “sham” ethics hearing should not have been disbarred, the Utah Supreme Court has…

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

When tenants in a Salt Lake City apartment building discovered an unusual lease addendum taped to their doors last week, a number were irked.

It said they had to “friend”…

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

The Utah Supreme Court has struck down an attorney fee schedule for workers’ compensation cases and the law that authorized it.

The court ruled on Wednesday in a case challenging…

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

After a Utah family and their plural marriages became the subject of a TLC reality television show in 2010, local authorities in Lehi opened an investigation to see whether the…

Utah is first state with registry for white-collar criminals

Convicted white-collar criminals in Utah who want to remove their names from a new state registry will have to pay court-ordered restitution in full.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says…

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

The chief judge of the federal court in Washington, D.C., told the White House on Wednesday that he is retiring in a letter that didn’t mention allegations of coerced sex…

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

After nearly two months of trial and three days of deliberation, on Monday a federal jury in Phoenix found that two adjacent towns dominated by a polygamous sect have violated…

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

Approximately 100 people on 15 teams, including a number of self-proclaimed nerds, gathered in Salt Lake City over the weekend for the first justice system hackathon ever held in Utah.

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

The mother of a 22-year-old man shot to death in 2014 by police in a Utah city is bound by her oral agreement to a $900,000 settlement, a federal judge…

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

The Utah juvenile court judge who made headlines when he ordered a baby removed from a married same-sex couple’s home has retired, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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