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 July 17-24, 2017

CRIMINAL Lopez v. Ogden City, 2017 UT App 122 (July 20, 2017) (Christiansen, J.) The defendant pleaded guilty to retail theft but later filed a petition for post-conviction relief seeking to vacate his conviction because his defense attorney failed to inform him of...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released July 10-14, 2017

CRIMINAL State v. Trujillo, 2017 UT App 116 (July 13, 2017) (Orme, J.) The defendant was arrested for aggravated assault. After the arrest, the defendant began arguing with police officers about a group of neighbors, and the officers told the defendant to stay away...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released June 26-30, 2017

CRIMINAL State v. Mooers and Becker, 2017 UT 36 (June 27, 2017) (Himonas, J.) Two defendants entered a plea in abeyance, and a condition of that plea was payment of restitution. The defendants objected to the restitution amounts and filed a notice of appeal. The Utah...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released June 19-23, 2017

ADMINISTRATIVE Utah Physicians for a Health Environment v. Executive Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 2017 UT 32 (June 19, 2017) (Lee, A.C.J.) The petitioners raised a question parallel to the one resolved in Utah Physicians for a Healthy...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released June 12-16, 2017

CRIMINAL State v. Sanchez-Granado, 2017 UT App 98 (June 15, 2017) (per curiam) Police officers, who had experience investigating drug transactions, observed the defendant’s car parked in a store’s parking lot. The officers saw the defendant and a passenger use cell...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released June 5-9, 2017

CONTRACT ASSIGNMENTS Eagle Mountain City v. Parsons Kinghorn & Harris, P.C., 2017 UT 31 (June 7, 2017) (Durrant, C.J.) A city purchased a legal malpractice claim from a water association. The city commenced the action in its own name, but the district court...

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Utah Appellate Cases Released May 29-June 2, 2017

CRIMINAL State v. Taylor, 2017 UT App 89 (June 2, 2017) (Roth, J.) A police officer observed a car that matched a description given by a confidential informant who said that the driver would be transporting drugs. The police followed the car, pulled the car over for a...

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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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