A Look at Securities Fraud

A Look at Securities Fraud

Securities fraud affects everyone from shareholders to corporate employees. Over the years many laws have been enacted to combat the occurrence of securities fraud. Despite all the legislation and regulation, instances of fraud persist. Most people find it difficult to understand this area of law.…

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New Utah Republican Chairman Deciding Whether to Continue Divisive Lawsuit

New Utah Republican Chairman Deciding Whether to Continue Divisive Lawsuit

The AP has reported that Rob Anderson, the newly appointed Republican chairman who defeated two incumbent candidates in May, would like for the Republican party to end its long term legal case over a law which changes how political candidates are nominated. However, he hasn’t taken any action to end the lawsuit until he can garner more support from party members.…

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Probate is Not Always so Difficult

Probate is Not Always so Difficult

You may have heard from many individuals, television ads, as well as your personal attorney that the probate process is something to be avoided at all costs. They may have heard that the potential exorbitant cost of hiring a probate lawyer, numerous delays, multiple probate hearings, and lots of aggravation are more than most people can bear.…

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A Look at Judgment Liens on Real Property

A Look at Judgment Liens on Real Property

When a party loses a civil lawsuit he or she may be liable for monetary damages. But what happens when the losing party cannot afford to pay the judgment award outright? In most cases the court will allow the other party to obtain a judgment lien against property. Therefore, the winning party will retain the right to receive money if the property is ever sold, refinanced or mortgaged. Continue reading to find out how judgment liens on property work in the state of Utah.…

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Dealing With an Eviction in Utah

Dealing With an Eviction in Utah

Every tenant has certain rights in regard to the property they rent. Thus, when they face eviction from a landlord they are not without legal recourse. Landlords must successfully prove their case in order to carry out a legal eviction. Getting help from a real estate attorney is the best way to challenge a landlord's case. Under Utah law, tenants have several defenses to an eviction action.…

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What Are Deceptive Trade Practices?

What Are Deceptive Trade Practices?

The laws regarding deceptive trade practices deal with business scams and false advertising. This area of law was created to protect consumers in the state of Utah. The laws ensure that the citizens of the state can safely engage in fair business dealings. The laws cover a wide range of business activities from car sales to the sale of counterfeit goods. This will be a brief introduction into the Utah statutes dealing with deceptive trade practices.…

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Why You Might Need a Living Will

Why You Might Need a Living Will

Living wills are a different creature than the traditional notion of a will. These devices are sometimes referred to as advance health care directives. Their main purpose is to instruct what type of care a person should receive during incapacitation. Clearly, this contrasts with a traditional will's purpose of distributing assets after death. Many people use the two devices together as part of a comprehensive estate plan. This article will explain why you might need a living will as part of your end of life law plan.…

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What Homeowners Need to Know About Adverse Possession

What Homeowners Need to Know About Adverse Possession

Many people think owning a home guarantees uninterrupted possession of the property. Yet, in some states a complete stranger can get title to a property without the owner's consent. Adverse possession allows a trespasser to obtain ownership of land under certain circumstances. Here, we'll take a brief look at Utah's version of the law.…

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