When both sides in a case win…who is the “prevailing party”?
In Utah, as in most states, we follow the “American rule” regarding attorney fees – the party incurring the fees bears the cost of their own legal counsel. There are exceptions to this general rule when a statute or contract provides that attorney fees may be shifted from one party to the other. In disputes…Read More
Electronic Signatures and Electronic Transactions in Utah: Can They Always Replace a Paper and Pen?
Do Utah laws always allow you to use an electronic signature instead of physically signing a piece of paper? How about electronic transactions – will those suffice in lieu of physical documents and physical deliveries (such as mail or hand-delivery)? The answer, in summary, is: often, but not always. The Utah Code contains a set…Read More
How Utah Courts Interpret Ambiguous Language in Contracts
Contracts – we “sign” them all the time (does the phrase “I agree to these terms and conditions” sound familiar?), or more correctly – “click” the button. But how often do we really take a good look at the terms that we become bound by. Sometimes this works toward our detriment. For example, a contract…Read More
Importance of Hiring the Right Attorney
When you need an attorney you probably don’t want to just take the first name that pops up when you Google “lawyer.” On the contrary, you want to do your homework and make sure that the lawyer you choose has the qualifications, the experience, and the knowledge to quickly and effectively represent you. The choice…Read More
Hire the Right Attorney for Your Needs
The decision of which attorney you are going to hire to assist your legal needs can be a complicated one. Not only do you need to ensure that you have counsel that is competent, you need counsel that is compassionate and cares about you and what is important to you. The most capable, skilled attorney…Read More