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 Thuett to present on Principled Negotiations - When to Hold 'em and When to Fold 'em
// Jan 29, 2018
On February 9th, C&J's own Heather Thuett will be presenting at the 4th Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference. Heather will speak on the subject of negotiations and "when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em."
There are some 200 cold cases of murders or missing persons in Utah, yet the state has no comprehensive up-to-date database that would help law enforcement bring perpetrators to justice. A new organization, the Utah Cold Case Coalition, says agencies could be doing a much better job sharing information and solving old homicides and disappearances.
Tanner Lenart featured on KUER on liquor laws in Utah
// Dec 20, 2017
Tanner Lenart, C&J's premier attorney specializing in liquor laws, was featured on KUER this week. Learn how a law designed for strip-clubs complicated the showing of the movie Deadpool at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. Tanner's clients are mostly bars and restaurants, she helps them navigate Utah’s complicated alcohol regulations.