Compton v. Houston Casualty Co.
Date: March 23, 2017
2017 UT 17
Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the scope of the “covered profession” clause of a professional liability errors and omissions insurance policy issued to Utah County Real Estate, LLC (Prudential) by Houston Casualty Company....
Stichting Mayflower Mountain Fonds v. United Park City Mines Co.
Date: March 22, 2017
2017 UT 16
Justia Opinion Summary: At dispute in this case was a mining road built on Flagstaff Mountain over a century ago. Stichting Mayflower Mountain Fonds and Stichting Mayflower Recreation Fonds (collectively, Mayflower) asserted a right to use the...
Friends of Great Salt Lake v. Utah Department of Natural Resources
Date: March 15, 2017
2017 UT 15
Justia Opinion Summary: Friends of Great Salt Lake (Friends) challenged the decision of the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (Division) granting a mining lease covering a small portion of the Great Salt Lake. Friends made three simult...
Salt Lake City Corp. v. Haik
Date: March 13, 2017
2017 UT 14
Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Paul Haik argued before the federal district court that Salt Lake City and Alta’s refusal to extend adequate municipal water services to his undeveloped land in the Albion Basin Subdivision was a violation of eq...
State v. Prater
Date: March 7, 2017
2017 UT 13
Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated murder, obstructing justice, and five counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle. On appeal, Defendant asked that his convictions be set aside based on an ins...
Crapo v. Zions First National Bank
Date: February 24, 2017
2017 UT 12
Justia Opinion Summary: Shayne Crapo defaulted on a $250,000 loan from Zions First National Bank. After the expiration of a three-year period with no payments being made on the loan, Zions Bank issued Mr. Crapo a Form 1099-C - a reporting tool...
State v. Thornton
Date: February 21, 2017
2017 UT 9
Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of multiple counts of rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse of a twelve-year-old victim. The court of appeals reversed, concluding that the district court erred in admitting evidence of Defendant’s past...
Lancer Insurance Co. v. Lake Shore Motor Coach Lines, Inc.
Date: February 15, 2017
2017 UT 8
Justia Opinion Summary: Debra Jarvis was driving a bus owned by Lake Shore Motor Coach Lines, Inc. when she experienced a sudden and unforeseeable loss of consciousness. Her loss of consciousness caused the bus to roll over, injuring several pa...
Heslop v. Bear River Mutual Insurance Co.
Date: January 24, 2017
2017 UT 5
Justia Opinion Summary: Natalie Heslop overdosed on prescription drugs. The next day, Natalie rolled her truck down an embankment. Natalie informed the responding police officer, medical personnel, her family, and an insurance adjuster that the...
Snyder v. Hertzske
Date: January 18, 2017
2017 UT 4
Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was (1) how Utah Code 30-3-5(1)(e) should be interpreted in correlation with Utah Code 75-2-804, and (2) the proper interpretation of “express terms” in section 75-2-804(2). Tyler Hertzske and Linda...
Bank of America v. Adamson
Date: January 11, 2017
2017 UT 2
Justia Opinion Summary: Utah Code 57-1-21 requires the trustee of a nonjudicial foreclosure sale to maintain a physical office location within the state. In this case, Samuel Adamson refinanced his home through a deed of trust and then defaulte...