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Utah Federal Jury Awards HRT Breast Cancer Plaintiff $5.1 Million Compensatory Verdict
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by Tom Moylan

SALT LAKE CITY - (Mealey's) A Utah federal jury on Sept. 7 awarded a hormone replacement therapy plaintiff $5.1 million in compensatory damages after finding that her breast cancer was caused by Premarin, Provera and Prempro and that manufacturer... Read More

Michigan Federal Judge Is 6th To Strike Down Prohibition On Same-Sex Marriage In Wake Of United States v. Windsor
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 21, Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan struck down MCLS Const. Art. I, § 25 , an amendment to the Michigan Constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage, Deboer v.... Read More

Utah Appellate Court Permits Plaintiff To Sue Herself
Posted on 24 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Utah Third District Court, Salt Lake Department, recently considered the case of Bagley v. Bagley , 2015 UT App 33, 2015 Utah App. LEXIS 32 (Utah Ct. App. 2015) , where an heir and personal representative filed a survival and wrongful death lawsuit... Read More

Texas Federal Court Is Latest To Strike Down State Prohibitions On Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the Western District of Texas struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. This ruling was the latest in a series of federal rulings handed down in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision... Read More

Judge Grills Feds On Pulling Utah Drilling Leases
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in Utah. A U.S. Justice Department lawyer maintained... Read More

Hair Braider Sues, Saying Utah Cosmetology Law Is Unfair
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A part-time hair braider sued Utah on Tuesday, claiming the state's requirements to obtain a cosmetology license are irrelevant to her job and an unconstitutional infringement on her right to earn a living. Jestina Clayton learned... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Utah Tour Bus Crash
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) The driver for a group of Japanese tourists had little sleep after an 11-hour work day and was dozing off when the shuttle bus rolled on a southern Utah highway and killed three passengers, according to a lawsuit filed by two of... Read More

Utah Sued By Groups Over Immigration Law
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Two national organizations are suing Utah to halt a new immigration law they claim encourages racial profiling. The National Immigration Law Center says an enforcement measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert in March is just as unconstitutional... Read More

In Lawsuit, Escorts Say Utah Law Makes Acting Sexy Illegal
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Two escort services have filed a federal lawsuit to halt a Utah solicitation law they fear could lead to the arrest of strippers or escorts who are simply acting sexy. Utah defines solicitation as a person agreeing to sex in exchange... Read More

State Immigration Laws May Never Be Constitutional
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Utah legislators passed an immigration law that they were confident wouldn't end up the same way Arizona's version did last year: tangled up in the courts. But 14 hours after Utah's law went into effect this week, it... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy... Read More

'Sister Wives' Family To Challenge Utah Bigamy Law
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A polygamous family made famous by the reality TV show "Sister Wives" plans to challenge the Utah bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal, a Washington-based attorney said Tuesday. In an email to The Associated Press... Read More