News: Dave Richards and Tanner Strickland Lenart Obtain Summary Judgment on Opposition's "Unreasonable Use" Claim
// Jun 30, 2016
C&J water law attorneys David C. Richards and Tanner Strickland Lenart recently prevailed on summary judgment in a case involving a dispute over the alleged flooding of a property bought and developed by the plaintiff. The plaintiff had alleged an “unreasonable use” claim against C&J’s client, an irrigation company. However, Dave and Tanner successfully argued that the plaintiff presented no evidence that their client irrigation company was responsible to monitor the diversion and use of water from a private lateral by one of the other defendants, and that the plaintiff was not a third-part beneficiary to the contract between C&J’s client and the defendant city. Congratulations to Dave and Tanner on obtaining summary judgment for their client. Read C&J’s Motion for Summary Judgment memo here, and its Reply memo 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.