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Ice ages, the atmosphere and what Trump thinks: Climate change judge questions it all

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has big questions regarding global warming for the private lawyers pushing lawsuits on behalf of California cities and counties – and about how President Donald Trump feels about blaming the energy industry for climate change.

First came fire, next water: Calif. city again sues Chevron, its largest employer/taxpayer

RICHMOND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Without Chevron, the California city of Richmond wouldn’t exist as it does today. But even though the company is sustaining Richmond's current economy, city officials say it is also destroying its future.

Oakland would pay 23.5% to private lawyers it hired for global warming lawsuit

OAKLAND (Legal Newsline) – The City of Oakland – one of eight California governments going big-game hunting by suing the energy industry over climate change – will pay private lawyers almost one-quarter of any recovery and says it does not have to disclose any communication with the firm it hired.

Fighting 'misguided' lawsuits, Chevron shows it can play the climate change blame game too

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron Corp. has filed a third-party complaint against Norway’s state-owned oil company Statoil, seeking to include it in lawsuits by California cities and counties over global warming.

Utah Supreme Court rules retailers not immune under Liability Reform Act

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has concluded that the state's Liability Reform Act does not create immunity for retailers and has reversed a district court's dismissal of a lawsuit.

Utah Supreme Court affirms part of Weber River as 'navigable water'

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's decision allowing navigable recreational waterway use on the Weber River.

State of Utah files for dismissal of suit over state guardianship law, says plaintiffs don't have a claim

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The state of Utah has filed a motion for dismissal of a discrimination suit that has been filed against it regarding H.B. 101 in federal court.

Judge rules for asbestos lawyers, trusts facing investigation from state AGs

A judge has dismissed a complaint from a number of states that the four biggest asbestos trusts failed to answer claims they were mismanaging the funds and failed to reimburse Medicare and Medicaid costs, Legal Newsline has found.

Utah files suit over alleged damages caused by Colorado gold mine blowout

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The state of Utah alleges it has been damaged by a blowout at a former gold mine in Colorado.

Utah Supreme Court rules against man whose dog was killed by cop

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has ruled against a man whose dog was shot and killed by a police officer during a search for a missing toddler.

Disabled plaintiffs sue over Utah guardianship law

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Legal Newsline) — Two individuals and a law center are suing the state of Utah, alleging discrimination and violation of federal law.

Utah SC upholds denial of Tesla UT to sell new vehicles

The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Utah Tax Commission to deny Tesla Motors UT a license to sell new motor vehicles.

Utah-based trucking company continues to fight class action lawsuit filed over alleged fraud

The suit, originally filed in 2011, alleges C.R. England Inc. fraudulently induced thousands of drivers to enroll in its training schools by promising them either employment or the ability to earn desirable income as independent contractors, even though positions with the company were largely unavailable.

Disruptive tech sector advised to self-regulate while policy makers and regulators try to catch up

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes laid out terms of an accord with innovators of the U.S. tech industry on Wednesday, advising them that self-regulation will go a long way in keeping law enforcers away.

Case of unconscious bus driver resolves insurance issue in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has decided Utah law overrules the common-law defense of sudden incapacity in a limited extent, doing so in a lawsuit regarding a bus driver who became unconscious transporting a high school band.

Wells Fargo wants plaintiffs in class action over sales practices to submit claims to arbitration

The bank filed its motion to compel and a 16-page memorandum in support in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, Nov. 23.

SEC files 868 enforcement actions in fiscal 2016, an all-time high

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the filing of 868 enforcement actions exposing financial reporting-regulated misconduct by companies so far in fiscal year 2016.

Stockholder accuses Utah corporation of violating federal law

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder is suing a Utah corporation, alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of federal law.

Stockholder alleges company, board violated federal law

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) — A shareholder is suing a company and its board, alleging they provided misleading information to public stockholders regarding the sale of the company. 

Utah law firm claims insurance companies owe money for services provided

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – A Utah law firm is suing two insurance companies over claims they refuse to pay for legal services rendered.