News: George Burbidge's Client Granted Clemency by President Obama
// Aug 8, 2016
C&J attorney George W. Burbidge II recently obtained a significant reduction in his client's prison sentence after filing a clemency application on his client's behalf. George's client, who was serving a life sentence on methamphetamine-related charges, was granted clemency by President Barack Obama last week as part of the President's ongoing efforts to commute the sentences of certain non-violent drug offenders. As a result of George's efforts, George's client will be released from prison on August 3, 2018. According to George, his client "seemed a little subdued and a little surprised [after hearing hearing he had been granted clemency], but [that his client was] also very grateful that he's going to be given another chance. All of a sudden there's hope. All of a sudden this isn't something where he's going to die in prison without ever having a chance to spend time with his family and get back and be productive again." Congratulations George on obtaining this life-changing result for your client. Read more about George's tremendous efforts here and here.
Nate Alder champions design innovation to help basic consumers get through the legal system
// Jul 6, 2017
As Governing Council for the ABA's Center for Innovation, Nathan Alder comments that BYU's LawX's program, combining a high-tech approach with the goal of building fairness in the law was both timely and noble.
Rebecca Hill & Bryson Brown win summary judgment motion in insurance coverage case
// Jun 23, 2017
Rebecca Hill and Bryson Brown recently won summary judgment in United States District Court on behalf of an insurance company which was relieved of any duty to defend an insured for intentional and/or criminal acts.
After Experience with the Tribune, Karra Porter offers antitrust insight on the Chicago Sun Times purchase
// Jun 23, 2017
Karra Porter was interviewed today by Global Competition Review in Washington, D.C., about the antitrust implications of competing bids to buy the Chicago Sun Times. Karra was lead counsel in the antitrust lawsuit that facilitated last year’s purchase of the Salt Lake Tribune by local owners.