New Lawyers Struggling to Find Employment
Earning a law degree does not immediately translate to a high paying job—that is one of the first lessons Heidi Leithead instills in her law students attending the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
“W...February 19, 2013
A David and Goliath Legal Battle
Peggy Tomsic describes USA Power v. PacificCorp as a “real-life David versus Goliath story. You have PacificCorp, a huge utility, and then you have USA Power, which is essentially two people. It was clearly a big deal.”
A big de...February 19, 2013
A Proposed Golf Course Leads to the Courtroom
Wolf Mountain Resorts, L.C., and The American Skiing Company Utah—now a subsidiary of Canyons owner Talisker Corp.—signed a ground lease agreement in 1997. The agreement leased 4,000 skiable acres of land, known as “The Canyon...February 19, 2013
BYU Professor Stakes a Claim Against a Drug Giant
In 2006, Brigham Young University and Professor Daniel Simmons filed suit against the drug giant Pfizer. The legal dispute was big in the sense that it potentially involved billions of dollars—and it also had ramifications for how compani...February 19, 2013
Making a Difference for 37 Years
In a career that has spanned nearly four decades, few Utah attorneys have impacted as many lives and been involved in such high-profile cases as defense lawyer Ron Yengich, partner at Yengich, Rich & Xaiz in Salt Lake City.
For 37 years...February 19, 2013
A Lifetime of Achievement
From the classroom to the bench and many other capacities in between, William Bohling has an impressive list of accomplishments in the legal profession.
For more than 40 years, Bohling has earned praise and respect as an educator, trial att...February 19, 2013
Raising the Bar
One year offers a brief window for setting significant change in motion. Lori W. Nelson, recently appointed president of the Utah State Bar, aims to do her best.
Nelson is the 80th president of the Utah State Bar and the fourth woman in sta...February 19, 2013
Capital Access Network, Inc. (CAN) has announced plans to open a new office in Utah for itself and its subsidiary company, NewLogic Business Loans, Inc., bringing 108 new jobs to the state over the next five to seven years.
The company w...February 18, 2013
dōTERRA, a company that makes aromatic compounds, has announced plans to expand operations in Utah after entering a 10-year incentive agreement with the state. Over that time, the company is expected to pay roughly $83 million in new state tax ...February 18, 2013
Keystone Aviation has added a factory new Hawker 900XP private jet to its FAA Part 135 aircraft charter fleet.
“The Hawker 900XP is an ideal midsize jet for business or for leisure travel, offering superior comfort complete with sate...February 18, 2013
Home automation services company Vivint, has created the Vivint Innovation Center, which is intended to develop new products and technologies for the company. All technologies developed will be integrated into the company’s solutions in h...February 18, 2013
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development appointed HARVEY SCOTT director of the International Trade and Diplomacy Office (ITDO) within GOED. He has served as the ITDO regional director of the Americas since June 2012.
St. George...February 18, 2013
How Blendtec Won a Patent Infringement Battle Against an Industry Giant
Grant and Brett Foster were able to do some of the tastiest research in the history of lawsuits. The brothers, partners in Holland & Hart’s Salt Lake office, had the task of proving Vita-Mix infringed on K-TEC’s patent for a fiv...February 18, 2013
A Responsibility to Give Back to the Community
When seeking a career path to follow, Paul Durham didn’t have to look far to find inspiration.
“My dad was a lawyer,” says Durham, who serves as director and general counsel for the law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar. &ld...February 18, 2013
Social media "experts" are quickly becoming a dime-a-dozen, according to Tyler Copier, media strategist for Friendemic.com, a Salt Lake City-based company that creates unique social strategies for its clients.
“There are tho...February 15, 2013