News: 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. Her clients are mostly bars and restaurants, and she helps them navigate Utah’s complicated alcohol regulations. “Everything from getting their licenses, whether that’s a bar or an educational permit,” she said. “Sometimes there are violation issues. Navigating that with the Attorney General’s office.”.
According to the article, Utah may be at the forefront of a movement to lower legal blood alcohol levels as it moves from .08 percent to .05 percent. A significant dip in DUI's has even been attributed to many thinking that the legislation had already gone into effect. Instead of splitting a bottle of wine, many are choosing to have a glass each instead.
Once small legislative victory for bars and restaurants allows them to sell alcohol at a slightly earlier hour on weekends and holidays, and beer can be sold an hour later. Lenart also commented on liquor laws designed for strip clubs which hounded Utah's own Brewvies establishment for allowing patrons to drink while watching an R-rated movie. Brewvies was frustrated when it wished to show the acclaimed movie Deadpool but was stymied by Utah laws aimed at strip clubs to prohibit the sale of nudity in combination with alcohol.
The full article and audio from the interview can be found here.
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer presented during a plenary session of the Utah State Bar’s Spring Convention
// May 27, 2022
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer presented during a plenary session of the Utah State Bar’s Spring Convention on March 17, 2022. She was joined in her presentation by Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Petersen, University of Utah Professor Anna Carpenter, prominent Utah solo practitioner Virginia Sudbury, and moderator Michelle Oldroyd. The topic was “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution and the Rule of Law in Times of Change.” Sarah was honored to speak alongside such prominent members of Utah’s legal community.
Christensen & Jensen is a longstanding member of ALFA International
// May 27, 2022
Christensen & Jensen is a longstanding member of ALFA International, a preeminent, global network of law firms and attorneys. Sarah Elizabeth Spencer will be speaking at the ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Torts Seminar on June 2, 2022, in San Diego, California. Sarah will be speaking on the main stage during the “hot topics” presentation. Sarah will be speaking about cutting-edge trends in spoliation of evidence.
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Anna P. Christiansen won a motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged sale of contaminated diesel fuel
// May 27, 2022
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Anna P. Christiansen won a motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged sale of contaminated diesel fuel by their client’s gas station. Sarah and Anna successfully demonstrated why their client was not liable for the plaintiff’s negligence or breach of contract claims, arguing there was no evidence their client sold contaminated fuel. The court agreed. The court found that the claims were factually and legally unsupported and dismissed them in total.