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Commercial Drivers and Traffic Citations: Protecting Your Career

Everyone hates receiving traffic citations. For most of us it means paying a fine, an appearance in court, or maybe even traffic school. However, a moving violation or other traffic citation can have devastating consequences for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders as it could result in disqualification of a license and loss of jobs.  Understanding …

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What are My Rights if My Contract is Wrongfully Terminated?

People commonly associate “wrongful termination” with employment contracts. However, any contract is susceptible to wrongful termination. Depending on the type of contract and the facts of your circumstances, your remedy may vary. A wrongful termination of a contract is a termination of the contract without lawful justification. For example, a subcontractor performs concrete work on …

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Adoption: When is the biological father not entitled to notice?

Parental rights are some of the most protected rights in American law. It makes sense then that, in most cases, each natural parent must receive notice of an adoption petition and an opportunity to contest the adoption. However, under specific circumstances in Utah, a biological father is not entitled to receive notice of an adoption …

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Lien Worthy Restoration Work

In Utah, to lien, you must do more than clean. Restoration contractors often do more than clean up when disaster strikes a home or business. When a restoration contractor physically improves the structure, there may be a basis for a lien against the property. In the Utah Court of Appeals’ decision in All Clean, Inc. v. Timberline …

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Obtaining Original Birth Certificates and Other Records After Adoption

In Utah, it is extremely difficult for an adoptee to obtain any records related to their birth or adoption—including the adoptee’s original birth certificate—because these records are sealed following an adoption. An adoptee will literally have to wait 100 years before the records are unsealed. However, an adoptee in Utah can petition the court to …

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