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Recent Decisions From the Utah Supreme Court

Carter v. State
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 12
Docket Number: 20170641
State v. Honorable Ann Boyden  
Date: March 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 11
Docket Number: 20170936

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action brought by the State seeking to overturn a conviction it recently obtained, the Supreme Court vacated the order of the district court denying the State’s Utah. R. Civ. P. 60(b) motion in the underlying cri...

Pilot v. Hill  
Date: March 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 10
Docket Number: 20180523

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving the tree-tier structure established by Utah R. Civ. P. 26, the Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the district court and court of appeals rejecting Petitioner’s motion for post-trial amendment...

Belnap v. Howard  
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 9
Docket Number: 20170628

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s decision denying Dr. LeGrand P. Belnap discovery as to allegedly defamatory statements made by Drs. Ben Howard and Steven Mintz in peer review meetings, holding that there...

C.R. England v. Swift Transportation Co.  
Date: February 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 8
Docket Number: 20170561

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court declined to overturn a rule established in St. Benedict’s Development Co. v. St. Benedict’s Hospital, 811 P.2d 194 (Utah 1991), in which the Court held that to prevail on a claim for intentional interfe...

Utah Stream Access Coalition v. VR Acquisitions, LLC  
Date: February 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 7
Docket Number: 20151048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court striking down the Public Waters Access Act (PWAA), Utah Code 73-29-101 to 73-29-208, under “public trust” principles set forth in Utah Const. art. XX, 1, hold...

Salt Lake City v. Josephson  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 6
Docket Number: 20150980

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of one count of stalking and one count of threat of violence, holding that neither issue raised by Defendant on appeal was preserved nor...

State v. Trujillo  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 5
Docket Number: 20170615

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction under Utah’s witness retaliation statute, Utah Code 76-8-508.3, holding that the statute does not criminalize threats a person makes regarding a witness outside the witne...

Salt Lake City v. Kidd  
Date: January 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 4
Docket Number: 20150280

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for offering escort services without a valid license, holding that Defendant’s constitutional claims were either inadequately briefed or not properly raised in the distri...

Noor v. State  
Date: January 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 3
Docket Number: 20160797

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s decision denying Appellant’s amended petition under the Post-Conviction Remedies Act (PCRA) seeking relief from his convictions, holding that the district court erred in co...

EnerVest v. Utah State Engineer  
Date: January 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 2
Docket Number: 20160394

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal for lack of jurisdiction, holding that the district court’s certification of its summary judgment ruling as final under Utah R. Civ. P. 54(b) was improper, and therefore, the Court...

State v. Van Huizen  
Date: January 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 UT 1
Docket Number: 20170304

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals vacating the juvenile judge’s bindover order in this case involving a juvenile’s criminal conduct, holding that it was error to excuse Defendant from preser...

State v. Burr
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 63
Docket Number: 20160176
HealthBanc v. Synergy
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 61
Docket Number: 20170591
Salt Lake City Corp. v. Jordan River Restoration Network  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 62
Docket Number: 20160098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court ruling in favor of Salt Lake City Corporation (City) in this dispute over whether the City’s denial of Jordan River Restoration Network’s (JRRN) fee waiver r...

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