Commercial Litigation Articles

7 Tips for Utah Employers on Firing Employees

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Owning a business is a rewarding and challenging experience. Perhaps one of the most challenging responsibilities for business owners is hiring quality employees and—when necessary—knowing when and how to fire employees. This …

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Specific Performance: Forcing a Party to Sell Land or Perform Other Contract Duties

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com After a party breaches a contact and fails to perform the contract terms, you might be able to force him to perform through what is known as “specific performance.” This doctrine usually …

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Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19

Many contracts include what is commonly known as a “Force Majeure” clause. “Force Majeure” translates literally as “superior strength.” Force majeure clauses may also be known as “Act of God” clauses. A force majeure clause …

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When Disaster Strikes, What Are My Contract Rights?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com This is a unique and disconcerting time. Challenges arising from the COVID-19 have created incredible uncertainty for society’s physical, emotional, and economic health. As this pandemic pushes on with no clear end in sight, …

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Contractors and Subcontractors – What Does COVID-19 Mean for Your Contracts?

We suddenly find ourselves in a much different business atmosphere in April of 2020.  Much of what we are experiencing is, of course, uncharted territory.  The COVID-19 precautions and shutdowns are likely to impact every …

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Repairman’s Liens in Utah: The Right to Keep Property Until Paid in Full

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com A car owner hires a mechanic to install new brakes on his car and make some general repairs, but the car owner refuses to pay. Perhaps the owner claims he did not …

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How to Pierce Through the Corporate Veil to Hold Individuals Personally Liable

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com It might be argued that the American Dream—the opportunity and right to pursue prosperity and financial success—is based upon the corporate structure. To avoid much of the personal liability associated with running a …

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Anticipatory Breach of Contract in Utah: What Are My Rights?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com It’s January 1, and you hire a general contractor to remodel your kitchen for $20,000, which you think is a great deal. You pay a $10,000 deposit and agree that construction will …

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The General Contractor (or Subcontractor) Didn’t Pay My Company—What Interest Rate Applies?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com A general contractor or subcontractor hires your company to do work on a construction project. Your company provides the goods, services, and other work requested and sends an invoice. Weeks pass, and …

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