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.
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.