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Utah Appellate Report

  • Attorney Discipline | An Attorney faced criminal charges for failing to properly file withholding tax returns, remit withholding taxes, and submit monies collected from his employees in payment of their income tax obligations. In response to these charges, the OPC

  • Workers’ Compensation | Israel Velasco seriously injured while working. His finger was eventually amputated after he was cleared to begin working again. Velasco held various jobs before his finger required amputation, but he requested temporary permanent disability from the date

  • Property; Civil Procedure | In a case with a complex backstory, Appellants sued various parties, seeking to set aside the sale of Property, which had been sold at a trustee’s sale. The district court granted a motion to dismiss and

  • Municipal Law | Plaintiff appealed for a conditional use permit to operate a public parking lot. The town council denied his application, the town’s Appeal Authority affirmed, and the district court upheld the Appeal Authority’s decision.

  • Criminal Law | On appeal, Defendant argued that after he pleaded guilty to sexual offenses, his counsel provided ineffective assistance in failing to object to the sentencing court’s consideration of a psychosexual evaluation from a previous sexual offense.

  • Property Law; Statutory Interpretation; Civil Procedure | Cougar Canyon acquired an interest in Property that was encumbered by a lien held by Zion and sought to partition the property. In Zion’s answer, it asserted it had a lien but it

  • Contract Law (Insurance) | M.A. sued Regence, alleging among other things that the company had breach the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing when it denied her pre-authorization request for insurance coverage for a course of treatment. The