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News: Rebecca Hill & Bryson Brown win summary judgment motion in insurance coverage case
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.  The Court agreed that instances of molestation, supplying alcohol to a minor, and workplace harassment were not "accidents" requiring coverage under the offender's insurance policy.

Central to the Court's decision was the definition of an "occurrence" under the policy language.  The Court decided that harm is the natural and probable consequence of those actions.  The decision references the "inferred intent" doctrine used by other courts to show how intent to molest infers intent to harm, regardless of the offender's subjective intentions. 

Read more: Encompass Indem. Co. v. J.H., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73085 (D. Utah May 12, 2017)
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C&J obtains $500,000 settlement for Nurse Alex Wubbels
Wubbels will use part of the settlement to help others pay the cost of obtaining their own body cam footage.  Christensen & Jensen will provide free legal services to help people request footage, and appeal denials when appropriate.
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Nine Attorneys from C&J named 2017's "Utah's Legal Elite" by Utah Business Magazine
Nine of Christensen & Jensen's own were among those selected for inclusion in Utah Business Magazine's list of "Utah's Legal Elite" for 2017.  When you contact the attorneys at C&J, you can know that you're getting elite legal advocacy from an experienced and respected attorney at "Utah's #1 medium-sized litigation firm" - Thomson-Reuters/Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015.  Recipients of this honor were selected in the following practice areas: 

Arbitration/Mediation:

Geoffrey Haslam
Stephen Keslon

Civil Litigation:

Nathan D. Alder
George Burbidge
Sarah Spencer

Family Law: 

Mary Corporon

Insurance Law: 

Phillip Ferguson

Up and Coming:

Tyler Snow
Jeremy S. Stuart

Congratulations, and kudos to each attorney listed and for all of the skilled work on behalf of clients tthat this award recognizes.
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C&J represents nurse who was assaulted after abiding by hospital policy against allowing police blood draw on an unconscious accident victim
Alex Wubbels, was assaulted and arrested after explaining to police that she couldn't draw a blood sample from an unconscious person at University Hospital. A Salt Lake City police detective asked for a blood sample. After explaining to the detective that the police needed a warrant, consent from the unconscious patient, or that the patient needed to be under arrest before the blood sample could be drawn, the officer grabbed the nurse, twisted her arm back, dragged her outside, and left her handcuffed in a hot patrol car.
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Three of C&J's attorneys have been selected by their peers for 2018's Best Lawyers in America awards
Sarah Spencer, Phil Ferguson and Karra Porter have all been named by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America's  2018  publication.  Each of these three is a legal star in their own right and these recognitions are further proof that we have the best attorneys in the state working for C&J.
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