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Legal Update

Dewhirst & Dolven’s Legal Update is a quarterly summary of some of the most recent legal developments in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas provided as a free service by our firm.

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Legal Update – Winter 2010

IN BRIEF UTAH Developer Awarded $20.7 Million in Claims Against City for Alleged Obstruction of Development Supreme Court Clarifies Utah Construction Defect Law; Recognizes New Cause of Action for Breach of Implied Warranties WYOMING Defense Verdict in Low [...]

Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming|

Legal Update – Summer 2010

IN BRIEF COLORADO Dewhirst & Dolven Wins Defense Verdict on Plaintiffʼs $1.5 Million Construction Defect Claim; Jury Awards $33,000 in Counterclaim Against Plaintiff Auto Insurers to Accept Service of Process for Incidents that May Be Covered by a [...]

Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming|

Legal Update – Fall 2009

IN BRIEF Utah Verdicts Plaintiff Awarded Costs and Fees as Sanction for Defense Counselʼs Trial Cross Examination of Plaintiff About Drug Use in Violation of Order. Jury Awards $380,935 to Paraplegic Who Fell From Wheelchair and Aggravated Back [...]


Legal Update – Summer 2009

IN BRIEF Utah Verdicts  $331,146 Verdict for Elevator Malfunction with Inner Ear Injury Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Death Case where Sleeping Pills were Prescribed to Depressed Anorexic Who Became Pinned Down by a Dresser Minor Rear-End Accidents [...]


Legal Update – Spring 2009

IN BRIEF Defense Verdict in Case of Catastrophic Damages Plaintiff sued manufacturer of wheel lock for semi-trailer after wheel assembly came loose and caused accident resulting in Plaintiffʼs severe burns, brain and orthopedic injuries, and 98% impairment requiring [...]