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IN BRIEF UTAH In an appeal which sought abandonment of Utah’s Open and Obvious Danger Rule, the Utah Supreme Court affirmed adoption of the rule. The Court upheld the rule despite Plaintiff’s argument that it undermined the comparative [...]
IN BRIEF UTAH Dewhirst & Dolven Attorneys Kyle Shoop and Rick Haderlie successfully obtained judgment in favor of their client, insurer PLM, in a coverage and bad faith lawsuit. Plaintiff sued PLM seeking coverage, and the court held [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]