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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...

State v. Beverly  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 60
Docket Number: 20160511

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of rape and forcible sexual assault of his wife, holding that a single error occurred below, and the error was not prejudicial. Specifically, the Court held (1) Defendan...

Baker v. Carlson  
Date: November 28, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 59
Docket Number: 20180717

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving two resolutions that would enable Ivory Development, LLC to develop land on which the old Cottonwood Mall once stood the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court that Resolution 20...

Utah State Tax Commission v. See’s Candies, Inc.  
Date: October 5, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 57
Docket Number: 20160910

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court finding that the language of Utah Code 59-7-113 was ambiguous and that section 113 did not permit the income allocation that the Utah State Tax Commission had...

Bank of America v. Sundquist  
Date: October 5, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 58
Docket Number: 20170014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that, as used in the National Bank Act, Congress’s use of the word “located” is ambiguous, and therefore, Chevron, U.S.A., Inc. v. National Resource Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984), requ...

EnerVest v. Utah State Engineer  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 55
Docket Number: 20160394

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from a contest over the state water engineer’s resolution of who owned the water rights to Minnie Maud Creek, holding that the Court lacked jurisdiction because the district court’...

Copper Hills Custom Homes, LLC v. Countrywide Bank, FSB  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 56
Docket Number: 20160803

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal from several orders related to the disposition of mechanic’s liens, holding that the Court lacked appellate jurisdiction because the Utah R. Civ. P. 54(b) certifications were flawed...

UDOT v. Kmart Corp.  
Date: September 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 54
Docket Number: 20160653

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) condemned an access point from Bangerter Highway to the West Point Shopping Center. At the time of the condemnation, the shopping center was owned by FPA West Point,...

Bryner v. Cardon Outreach  
Date: September 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 52
Docket Number: 20160818

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s interpretation of Utah’s Hospital Lien Statute, Utah Code 38-7-1, holding that the court correctly concluded that the Hospital Lien Statute does not require a hospital to p...

Discip of Brian Steffensen
Date: September 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 53
Docket Number: 20170058
Reperex, Inc. v. Coldwell Banker Commercial  
Date: September 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 UT 51
Docket Number: 20170354

Justia Opinion Summary: In this complaint alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty against Van Wagoner & Bradshaw, LLC, an accounting firm, and Coldwell Banker Commercial, the Supreme Court largely affirmed as t...

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