News: Tenth Circuit Rules in Favor of C&J Client in Dave Richards and Sarah Spencer Case
// Jun 27, 2016
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of the client of C&J attorneys’ David C. Richards and Sarah E. Spencer in a case involving a claim arising under the Utah Constitution for “unnecessary rigor.” Dave and Sarah represented a police department whose officer was transporting an arrestee in the court parking lot when another vehicle backed into the transport van. The plaintiff prisoner claimed extensive damage as a result of the minor collision and sued the police department because she was not seat-belted at the time of the impact. The Tenth Circuit agreed that the failure to seatbelt the plaintiff did not expose the plaintiff to a substantial risk of serious injury, and that the facts of the case did “not establish objective conduct that was egregious, unreasonable, and necessarily subjected [the plaintiff] to a substantial risk of serious injury.” Fantastic work Dave and Sarah on successfully defending your client’s case on appeal. Read the Tenth Circuit’s opinion here, and Dave and Sarah’s appellate brief here.
Heather Thuet to speak on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession
// Apr 17, 2018
On Thursday April 19th, Heather will be speaking at the New Lawyer Ethics Course held at the Utah Law & Justice Center regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Heather's discourse will begin at noon.
Karra Porter represents parolee shot three times by parole agent charged with aggravated assault
// Apr 9, 2018
Karra Porter discussed the shooting of her client Joe Alvin Gomez at a press conference at the offices of Christensen & Jensen today. The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office announced today that it had filed a criminal charge against AP&P Agent Andrew O'Gwin,