Tread Carefully – An Ethics Reminder

Zack (Zachary) Peterson January 2018 In State v. Ellis, 2018 UT 02, Justice Himonas wrote a separate, concurring opinion that provides a reminder of an attorney’s ethical obligations as an officer of the Court and of candor to the tribunal.  Before the district court, the prosecutor requested to use a preliminary hearing transcript at trial… Read more »

An Epic Battle of Blockbuster Proportions Underscores the Importance of Protecting your Trademarks from Genericide, Part I

January 2018 In December 2017, the epic trademark infringement battle pitting San Diego’s long-running “Comic-Con” versus Salt Lake City’s upstart “Comic Con,” reached what appeared to have been at least a temporary lull when a federal jury in California found that contrary to Salt Lake Comic Con’s claims, the San Diego group’s trademark is valid…. Read more »

Law is Stranger Than Fiction Episode 4: Peep Show on the Dead

Do the dead have privacy rights? This is as bizarre as it gets! Watch the entire video now!     Law is Stranger than Fiction is a humorous weekly vlog series presented by the Salt Lake City law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson that focuses on the absurd, the outrageous, and the hard-to-imagine aspects… Read more »

Law is Stranger Than Fiction Episode 3: Legal Dueling in Utah

Did you know that in Utah that some forms of dueling is legal? Listen in on this episode of “Law is Stranger than Fiction” to see what’s legal and what’s not! Law is Stranger than Fiction is a humorous weekly vlog series presented by the Salt Lake City law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson… Read more »

Law is Stranger than Fiction Episode 2: Argentina Boat

Why does a hedge fund need its own navy?     Steven:            [00:06] Good Afternoon, welcome to Law is Stranger than Fiction. I am one of your co-hosts, Steven Bergman.   Barry:              [0:12] And I am your other co-host, Barry Scholl.   Steven:            [0:14] We’re shareholders in the law firm of Richards Brandt Miller… Read more »

Law is Stranger Than Fiction Episode 1: “Dirty” Soda

Listen in on what happens when one soda company sues another one over the word “dirty” Law is Stranger than Fiction is a humorous weekly vlog series presented by the Salt Lake City law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson that focuses on the absurd, the outrageous, and the hard-to-imagine aspects of law and the… Read more »

Contracting 101 – Choice of Law and Borrowing Statutes

Steven Bergman November 2017 This is another in a series of posts about negotiating, executing, performing, and enforcing contracts, whether commercial or individual. This installment focuses on choice of law issues and how choice of law can affect your right to pursue a remedy on a contract default or the defenses available to you or… Read more »

Growing Use of Blockchain in the Insurance Industry

Gary L. Johnson October 2017 Gary Johnson’s new article, Blockchain Technology and the Insurance Industry, published in the most recent issue of In-House Defense Quarterly, provides an in depth overview of the growing use of blockchain technology in the insurance industry, including discussions of security, privacy and smart contracts. Read more 16J1065-GLJ – BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY_

Contracting 101 – Introduction

Steven Bergman October 2017 Business and individuals enter into contracts on a regular basis. When entering into a contract, it is important to make sure you know and understand every term in the contract, not just the major provisions, such as the parties, the price, the terms and conditions of performance, and the time and… Read more »

Website Hack? What are the legal issues?

Someone is trying to hack your site. In fact, if your site is built on WordPress, which more than 75 million websites are, there are bots constantly trying to gain access to your site – perhaps even as you read this post. This isn’t because WordPress has security flaws.  It is because most sites are… Read more »