News: Geoff Haslam and Kristen Kiburtz Prevail in Slip and Fall Case Involving a Flashlight
// Jan 12, 2017
C&J attorneys Geoffrey C. Haslam, and Kristen C. Kiburtz recently prevailed on appeal in a premises liability case involving a slip and fall on a flashlight at a Megaplex Theater. On appeal, the plaintiff argued that the district court erred in granting summary judgment because he alleged their was a dispute over when the theater was inspected in relation to the time he slipped on the flashlight and fell. The Utah Court of Appeals disagreed, siding with the arguments made by the C&J attorneys. Ultimately, the court of appeals found that even if there was a dispute as to the exact time when the theater was inspected in relation to the fall, that fact was "not material to the resolution of the underlying legal issue in this case," which is whether the flashlight "had been [on the floor] for an appreciable time." Because the plaintiff could not present any evidence "about how the flashlight came to be on the floor or how long it might have been on the floor before the accident," the court of appeals said there was "no basis for a jury to determine the amount of time the flashlight was on the floor before the accident." As a result, the court of appeals concluded that the plaintiff had failed to demonstrate a genuine issue of fact as to the element of constructive notice, and denied the plaintiff's appeal. Congratulations to Geoff and Kristen on their victory for their client. Read the court of appeals' full opinion here,
Christensen & Jensen P.C. Included in the 2021 Edition of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States
// Nov 9, 2020
On November 5, 2020, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers jointly announced the Eleventh Edition of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States. C&J is proud to be included with the other elite and impressive law firms chosen for 2021.
C&J Attorneys, Amber Stargell & George Burbidge, to be panelists for ALFA International DAPP Webinar
// Nov 3, 2020
George Burbidge and Amber Stargell will be panelists for the upcoming ALFA International DAPP (Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program) Webinar on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. central time. They will speak about their involvement with Christensen & Jensen, the ALFA International member firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. This complimentary webinar will explore the importance of a diverse law firm, its significance, and its reflection of the firm’s culture and values. According to ALFA International, diversifying the workplace is vital for the firm’s bottom line.
George Burbidge is the former Managing Director of C&J and oversaw the firm’s DAPP involvement for the first year. He is an AV-rated trial lawyer and has represented businesses of all sizes.
Amber Stargell began her work at C&J as a summer clerk with the DAPP program in 2018. Since graduating from the University of Utah, Amber practices criminal, civil, personal injury, and probate litigation at C&J.
C&J attorney, Jeff Enquist, to serve on Salt Lake County Redistricting Commission
// Oct 27, 2020
Christensen & Jensen Attorneys would like to congratulate and announce that Jeff Enquist has been appointed to the Salt Lake County Redistricting Commission. Drawing electoral district boundaries is an important job and we are happy to have one of our own C&J attorneys selected for the task. The council appointed Jeff to the Commission on September 15, 2020. Congratulations, Jeff! We are proud to have you on our team.