Utah Appellate Report

The Utah Appellate Report provides free, concise summaries of all the cases released by the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals the prior week. To have these summaries delivered to your inbox: Sign up at utappellatereport.com

Utah Appellate Cases Released May 15-19, 2017

CRIMINAL State v. Robertson, 2017 UT 27 (May 15, 2017) (Durrant, C.J.) A defendant was convicted by the federal government for possession of child pornography. The State then charged with the defendant with sexual exploitation of a child, based on the same conduct...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released May 8-12, 2017

CONTRACT / LLC Thomas v. Mattena, 2017 UT App 81 (May 11, 2017) (Christiansen, J.) A lender loaned money to a limited liability company, but the promissory note did not clearly include language about the members’ individual liability. The lender commenced a lawsuit,...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released May 1-5, 2017

ARBITRATION Edwards v. Carey, 2017 UT App 73 (May 4, 2017) (Roth, J.) The plaintiff and the defendants were members of board of directors and a company’s operating officers. The plaintiff sued the defendants, and the defendants moved to compel the plaintiff to pursue...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released April 24-28, 2017

ATTORNEY FEES Express Recovery Services Inc. v. Olson, 2017 UT App 71 (Apr. 27, 2017) (Voros, J.) A company sued an individual for breach of an agreement, and the individual couterclaimed seeking a setoff but not seeking additional damages. Neither party proved its...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released April 3-7, 2017

CRIMINAL State v. Rushton, 2017 UT 21 (Apr. 7, 2017) (Himonas, J., majority) (Lee, A.C.J., concurring) The defendant, who had been previously convicted of tax crimes, argued that the State’s prosecution of him for wage crimes violated the mandatory joinder statute,...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released March 20-24, 2017

CRIMINAL State v. Edgar, 2017 UT App 54 (Mar. 23, 2017) (Voros, J.) (affirmed) State v. Edgar, 2017 UT App 53 (Mar. 23, 2017) (Voros, J.) (affirmed) State v. Edgar, 2017 UT App 52 (Mar. 23, 2017) (Voros, J.) (affirmed) State v. Ricketts, 2017 UT App 51 (Mar. 23, 2017)...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released March 13-17, 2017

ADMINISTRATIVE Friends of Great Salt Lake v. Utah Department of Natural Resources, 2017 UT 15 (Mar. 15, 2017) (Lee, A.C.J.) A group sought to halt a mining lease granted by a State agency. The State agency dismissed the group’s challenge, and the district court...

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