News: Sarah Spencer selected to speak at ALFA PLCT seminar
// Aug 1, 2019
Sarah Spencer has been selected to present at ALFA's 2019 Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar. The Seminar will be held September 25-27 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. Sarah will present on a recent Third Circuit case which created a circuit split and held that Amazon.com can be held liable under a strict liability theory as a "seller," even for products it never owned, controlled, or physically possessed, and which were sold on its marketplace by third-party independent vendors.
This ruling could have significant "slippery slope" implications for the definition of a seller in the internet age, and goes well beyond online marketplace operators like Amazon. Register to attend here.
Todd Weiler interviewed regarding "fringe gambling" in Utah
// May 1, 2019
People say they’ve gambled away tens of thousands of dollars at a Utah laundromat. A new law will go into effect to crack down on shops using legal loopholes to get away with what’s called “fringe gambling.”
Heather Thuet Re-Elected as Bar Commissioner for the 3rd Division
// Apr 16, 2019
Heather is another example of Christensen & Jensen's committment to giving back to the legal community through service with the Utah State Bar. Our sincerest congratulations to Heather, and to Michelle Quist who won the other 3rd Division Commission seat as well as Heather Farnsworth, our 2019-2020 Bar President-Elect.
Stephen Kelson Selected as Keynote Speaker at Utah State Bar Spring Convention
// Mar 8, 2019
Stephen Kelson was the keynote speaker at the Utah State Bar Spring Convention in St. George this week. He presented findings on his ongoing study focusing on "Violence in the Legal Profession and a Study of Our Colleagues Nationwide."