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United States of America v. Arron B. Jereb

Salt Lake City, UT - Jury Convicts Jereb of Assault on a Federal Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine, Heroin

Arron B. Jereb, age 34, of Wyoming, was convicted of assault on a federal officer, possession of methamphetamine and heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia by a federal jury following a four-day trial in federal court last week. The jury made a specific finding as a part ... More...
   $0 (05-03-2016 - UT)

United States of America v. Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox

Salt Lake City, UT - r. Wilcox Sentenced to 100 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Oxycodone Convictions

Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox, age 60, of Las Vegas, who was found guilty in January of one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of distribution of oxycodone following a trial in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, will serve 100 months in federal prison.
... More...
   $0 (05-10-2016 - UT)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GEORGE BADGER

The government appeals only the district court’s ruling that it cannot proceed on
its reverse-piercing alter-ego theory.1 The court essentially ruled that the government had
failed to state a claim, regardless of the truth of its allegations. For the purposes of this
appeal, we therefore take the allegations of the government’s complaint (the Complaint)
as true, see Gee v. Pa... More...
   $0 (03-26-2016 - UT)

United States of America v. Lorenzo Verduzco-Benitez

Salt Lake City, UT - Head of Utah Heroin, Meth Distribution Organization Sentenced to 144 Months in Federal Prison

Lorenzo Verduzco-Benitez, age 28, of West Jordan, Utah, head of a drug organization which sold heroin and methamphetamine in Utah, will serve 144 months in federal prison.

Verduzco-Benitez, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy t... More...
   $0 (02-26-2016 - UT)

United States of America v. Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox

Salt Lake City, UT - Jury Finds St. George Doctor Guilty Of Narcotics Trafficking Offenses After Eight-Day Federal Trial

A jury concluded an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court by finding Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox, age 60, of Las Vegas, guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of distribution of oxycodone. The jury acquitted Wilcox on three counts of distri... More...
   $0 (02-01-2016 - UT)

United States of America v. Jonathan Brett Wood

Salt Lake Ciyt, UT - Salt Lake City Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography; Agreement Includes Stipulated 156-Month Sentence

Jonathan Brett Wood, age 49, of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in U.S. District Court. The plea agreement reached with federal prosecutors includes a stipulated 156-month sentence. The case is a part of ... More...
   $0 (01-31-2016 - UT)

Jones v. Norton

This case arises from the death of Ute Tribe member Todd R. Murray on
April 1, 2007, following a police pursuit. Murray’s parents Debra Jones and
Arden Post, on behalf of themselves and Murray’s estate, brought a 13-count
complaint in the district court alleging various constitutional violations under 42
U.S.C. § 1983, conspiracy to violate civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1985, and... More...
   $0 (12-29-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Travis Javier Cruz

Salt Lake City, UT - Cruz Sentenced To 198 Months In Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty To Possession Of Methamphetamine - 73.8 Pounds Of Meth Were Intended For Distribution In Utah

Travis Javier Cruz, age 38, of the Salt Lake City area, who traveled to California in October 2014 to pick up 73.8 pounds of methamphetamine from a supplier destined for distribution in Salt Lake City, will ... More...
   $0 (11-19-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Steven Seth Hansen

Salt Lake City, UT - Hansen Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Porngraphy

A Salt Lake City man who admitted he had more than 600 images of child pornography in his possession, including images depicting young children being sexually assaulted by adults, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Steven Seth Hansen, age 36, of Salt L... More...
   $0 (11-10-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Travis Javier Cruz

Salt Lake City, UT - Cruz Sentenced To 198 Months In Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty To Possession Of Methamphetamine - 73.8 Pounds Of Meth Were Intended For Distribution In Utah

Travis Javier Cruz, age 38, of the Salt Lake City area, who traveled to California in October 2014 to pick up 73.8 pounds of methamphetamine from a supplier destined for distribution in Salt Lake City, will ... More...
   $0 (11-19-2015 - UT)

State of Utah v. Bond


A jury convicted Martin Bond of several heinous crimes, including aggravated kidnapping and aggravated murder. Mr. Bond challenges his convictions on three grounds. First, he argues the prosecutor committed misconduct by calling Benjamin Rettig, Mr. Bond’s codefendant, to testify when Mr. Rettig had indicated an intention to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and,... More...
   $0 (10-14-2015 - UT)

Pang v. International Document

On appeal from a motion to dismiss, we must accept the factual allegations in the complaint as true1 and view all reasonable inferences from them in the light most favorable to the plaintiff.2 We outline the pertinent facts consistent with this standard. ¶4 Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Pang worked as a compliance officer for Internal Document Services (IDS) and Progressive Finance. Resource Managem... More...   $0 (09-20-2015 - UT)

Ray, et al. v. Wal-Mart

This case arises out of two separate incidents involving WalMart employees and shoplifters.2 Each of the Employees was tasked with, among other things, investigating, documenting, and preventing the theft of merchandise by customers and employees from Wal-Mart stores. The Employees were fired for violating WalMart‘s Policy AP-09, which provides, If the Suspect is believed to possess a weapon, the... More...   $0 (09-18-2015 - UT)

Utley v. Mill Man Steel

Mill Man Steel fired Kendall Utley on suspicion that he had misappropriated steel from the company. In so doing, Mill Man refused to pay Utley the commissions he claimed to have earned, asserting a right to withhold the commissions as an offset against the value of the allegedly misappropriated steel. Utley filed this suit, claiming that Mill Man had violated the Utah Payment of Wages Act (UPWA). ... More...   $0 (09-14-2015 - UT)

Helf v. Chevron

Chevron operates an oil refinery near Salt Lake City. The refinery contains a concrete-lined, open-air pit that is used to process various liquid and solid waste products from the refinery. One of the liquid waste products collected in the pit is mildly acidic steam condensate from the refining process, which continuously flows into the pit. Before the pit is emptied, workers ensure that the pH le... More...   $0 (09-14-2015 - UT)

Raymond L. Zisumbo v. Ogden Regional Medical Center

Within a month after Raymond Zisumbo complained to his supervisor at Ogden
Regional Medical Center (ORMC) about alleged race discrimination in the workplace,
2
ORMC investigated Zisumbo for submitting apparently fraudulent letters to his
supervisor months earlier. After confirming that at least one of the letters was falsified,
ORMC terminated Zisumbo’s employment. Zisumbo sued... More...
   $0 (09-04-2015 - UT)

Helf v. Chevron,

Chevron operates an oil refinery near Salt Lake City. The refinery contains a concrete-lined, open-air pit that is used to process various liquid and solid waste products from the refinery. One of the liquid waste products collected in the pit is mildly acidic steam

Cite as: 2015 UT 81 Opinion of the Court

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condensate from the refining process, which continuously f... More...
   $0 (09-04-2015 - UT)

Innosys v. Mercer






¶4 In January of 2008, immediately following Amanda Mercer‘s graduation from the University of Utah, InnoSys hired her as an engineer. Per its standard practice, InnoSys had Mercer sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). By signing, Mercer promised not to ―copy, transm... More...
   $0 (09-01-2015 - UT)

Utley v. Mill Man Steel

Mill Man Steel fired Kendall Utley on suspicion that he had misappropriated steel from the company. In so doing, Mill Man refused to pay Utley the commissions he claimed to have earned, asserting a right to withhold the commissions as an offset against the value of the allegedly misappropriated steel. Utley filed this suit, claiming that Mill Man had violated the Utah Payment of Wages Act (UPWA). ... More...   $0 (08-22-2015 - UT)

Salt Lake City v. Carrera

In December 2010, in response to a call reporting a potential crime, Salt Lake City Police Officer Jonathan Dew began a search of the house where Mr. Carrera rented a room. During his search, Officer Dew identified himself as a police officer and asked Mr. Carrera to come out of his bedroom. After being asked several times, Mr. Carrera finally joined Officer Dew in the living room. ¶3 Upon enterin... More...   $0 (08-17-2015 - UT)

Pang v. International Document

On appeal from a motion to dismiss, we must accept the factual allegations in the complaint as true1 and view all reasonable inferences from them in the light most favorable to the plaintiff.2 We outline the pertinent facts consistent with this standard. ¶4 Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Pang worked as a compliance officer for Internal Document Services (IDS) and Progressive Finance. Resource Managem... More...   $0 (08-12-2015 - UT)

Robinson v. Paul Ray Taylor, M.D. et al.

Dr. Taylor began treating Mr. Robinson in 2003 for chronic back pain and degenerative disc disease. Over the next three years, Dr. Taylor prescribed various pain medications to treat Mr. Robinson’s pain, including methadone, Lortab, and Demerol. Mr.
1 Dr. Taylor also challenges the trial court’s decision allowing the jury to consider punitive damages and its refusal to apply the health car... More...
   $0 (08-12-2015 - UT)

UTA v. Greyhound

We have long strictly construed contractual provisions that call for one party to indemnify another, requiring that such provisions clearly and unequivocally manifest the intent to do so. In this case, we are asked to consider whether we should also strictly construe a contractual provision requiring one party to procure insurance for the benefit of another. ¶2 We conclude that while an agreement... More...   $0 (07-31-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Justin Andrew Adams

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Justin Andrew Adams, age 32, of Roy, charged in a federal indictment returned in November 2014 with three Weber County robberies and three firearms violations, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Friday morning to one robbery and one firearms violation.

Adams admitted that he committed an Oct. 30, 2014, robbery of a Walmart located at 4848 South 900 We... More...
   $0 (06-19-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. John Huggins

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – John Huggins, 48, of Tremonton, Utah, who pleaded guilty in February to possession of an unregistered destructive device, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison. According to the plea agreement, Huggins admitted that in July 2014 he possessed a partially assembled explosive device. He also agreed that he had the knowledge and the materials necessary, including an expl... More...   $0 (06-11-2015 - UT)

R. Wayne Klein v. William R. Cornelius

This is an appeal from the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the
court-appointed receiver for Winsome Investment Trust, a business entity whose
founder, Robert J. Andres, caused it to illegally distribute funds as part of a Ponzi
scheme. The court found that Andres had fraudulently transferred funds from
Winsome to William T. Cornelius and his law firm, Cornelius & Sa... More...
   $0 (05-27-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Travis Javier Cruz

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Travis Javier Cruz, age 38, of the Salt Lake City area, who traveled to California in October to pick up 73.8 pounds of methamphetamine from a supplier destined for distribution in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in U.S. District Court.

As a part of the plea agreement reached with federal prosecut... More...
   $0 (05-20-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Michael E. Pettit

In 2013, Defendant-Appellant Michael E. Pettit was indicted on one count
of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C.
§ 841(a)(1), after police discovered 2.5 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a vehicle
he was driving. Mr. Pettit filed a motion to suppress, which the district court
denied following an evidentiary hearing. United States v. Pettit, No.<... More...
   $0 (05-13-2015 - UT)

Gary Stokes v. TLCAS, LLC, et al.

¶1 TLCAS, LLC, together with Gary Gee, Marva Gee, and Nancy Gee (collectively, TLCAS) appeals from the trial court’s ruling that TLCAS engaged in deceptive and unconscionable practices under the Utah Consumer Sales Practices Act (the UCSPA) and is liable to Auto-Owners Insurance Company (Auto-Owners) for costs related to a dealer’s bond and reasonable attorney fees under the terms of an indem... More...   $0 (04-23-2015 - UT)

State of Utah v. Stephen Dale Bingham

¶1 After a bench trial, Stephen Dale Bingham was convicted of stalking, a class A misdemeanor. The trial court sentenced Bingham to nine months in jail and imposed a fine of $1,000. Bingham appeals his conviction. We affirm.
State v. Bingham
20130782-CA 2 2015 UT App 103
BACKGROUND1
¶2 The trial court relied on three separate incidents to find Bingham guilty of stalking. The firs... More...
   $0 (04-23-2015 - UT)

J. Canute Barnes v. Curtis H. Harris

This appeal follows on the heels of a bank failure, the Barnes Banking Company
(the “Bank”) having been placed into Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”)
receivership in 2010. Three shareholders in Barnes Bancorporation (the “Holding
Company”), parent of the failed bank, brought suit against the Holding Company and its
officers and directors. The district court... More...
   $0 (04-22-2015 - UT)

Monica Cecilia Cook v. Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and Board of Nursing

¶1 Monica Cecilia Cook challenges the Department of Commerce’s decision to revoke her Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license, revoke her license to prescribe and administer controlled substances, and fine her $5,000 for unprofessional conduct. We approve the decision as to the unprofessional-conduct determination and the fine, but we set aside the Department’s revocation of her lic... More...   $0 (03-19-2015 - UT)

Zagg, Inc. v. Lorence A. Harmer

¶1 Zagg, Inc. appeals from the district court’s interlocutory
order denying its request for an injunction to prevent Lorence A.
Harmer from selling shares of Zagg stock under the terms of a
settlement agreement between the parties. We reverse that order
and remand the matter to the district court for further proceedings.
Zagg, Inc. v. Harmer
BACKGROUND
¶2 Harmer is ... More...
   $0 (02-26-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Michael Loren Dunn

Defendant-Appellant Michael Loren Dunn was convicted of possession of
child pornography, 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) (Count I), receipt of child
pornography, 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2) & (b) (Count II), and distribution of child
pornography, 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2) & (b) (Count III). 1 R. 583–85. The
district court sentenced Mr. Dunn to 144 months’ imprisonment and a 25-year
... More...
   $0 (02-10-2015 - UT)

State of Utah v. Richard Arghittu

¶1 The State charged Richard Arghittu with distribution of a
controlled substance analog, money laundering, and participating
in a pattern of unlawful activity. The charges stemmed from his
alleged distribution of a form of synthetic marijuana known as
AM-2201. After Arghittu’s preliminary hearing, a district court
judge, acting as a magistrate, concluded that AM-2201 was no... More...
   $0 (01-29-2015 - UT)

Linda Rand v. KOA Campgrounds

¶1 Plaintiff Linda Rand appeals the trial court’s order
dismissing her claims against Defendants KOA Campgrounds,
1. The Honorable Pamela T. Greenwood, Senior Judge, sat by
special assignment as authorized by law. See generally Utah R. Jud.
Admin. 11-201(6).
Rand v. KOA
Victoria Orme, Doug Robinson, Don Boothroyd, Marlene
Boothroyd, J-J Bakd LC (collectively, KOA), a... More...
   $0 (10-17-2014 - UT)

Chadwick S. Law v. Department of Workforce Services

¶1 Chadwick S. Law petitions for review of the Workforce
Appeals Board’s (Board) order affirming the denial of unemployment
benefits. We decline to disturb the Board’s decision.
¶2 An agency’s factual determinations will not be disturbed if
they are supported by substantial evidence. Murray v. Utah Labor
Comm’n, 2013 UT 38, ¶ 19, 308 P.3d 461. The denial of benefits ... More...
   $0 (10-23-2014 - UT)

David J. Mulholland v. Department of Workforce Services

¶1 David J. Mulholland petitions for review of the Workforce
Appeals Board’s (the Board) decision denying him unemployment
benefits. We decline to disturb the Board’s decision.
¶2 The Board’s decision on a request for unemployment
benefits is a mixed question of fact and law that is more fact-like
because “the case does not lend itself to consistent resolution by aMore...
   $0 (11-14-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Robert Damien Thornton

¶1 Robert Damien Thornton appeals from his conviction of
three counts of rape of a child, three counts of sodomy on a child,
three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and one count
of witness tampering, all of which resulted from his alleged sexual
abuse of his roommate’s twelve-year-old daughter (Child).
Thornton argues that the district court erred by excluding e... More...
   $0 (11-14-2014 - UT)

Daniel James Sheeran v. Paul Thomas

¶1 Paul Thomas appeals from a civil stalking injunction entered
against him. We affirm the injunction, with two important
clarifications.
¶2 Daniel James Sheeran, who petitioned for the civil stalking
injunction against Thomas, had worked for several years with
Thomas’s girlfriend. Thomas thought that Sheeran was harassing
and annoying his girlfriend at work and made ef... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - UT)

 
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