Litigation

Six Things to Consider Before Suing in Small Claims Court in Utah

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Smalls claim court is a very quick and efficient place for resolving many simple legal disputes. The process is tailored to helping normal people, with no legal training, succeed. A judge hears each side’s facts and quickly makes a decision, usually in a matter of minutes. Generally, the alternative to small claims …

Six Things to Consider Before Suing in Small Claims Court in Utah Read More »

Utah Litigation: When Does the Loser Have to Pay the Winner’s Attorney Fees?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Hiring a qualified law firm to initiate and successfully litigate a lawsuit in Utah is not cheap. Before choosing to litigate a case, it is wise to consider whether your attorney fees can be recovered from the other party. Generally, a party can only recover its attorney fees if two prongs are …

Utah Litigation: When Does the Loser Have to Pay the Winner’s Attorney Fees? Read More »

Five Points to Consider When Sending a Demand Letter in Utah

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Before a lawsuit is filed in Utah, the parties in conflict may have already exchanged demand letters, setting forth their version of the facts and how they want the problem solved. These demand letters, often written by an attorney, let the other side know that the dispute is a serious one that …

Five Points to Consider When Sending a Demand Letter in Utah Read More »

Four Ways to Potentially End a Utah Lawsuit

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Litigation is costly and can be time-consuming and stressful. Before you commit to litigation, you should consider the potential costs in actual dollars to pursue or defend a lawsuit. Attorney fees and litigation costs are generally not cheap, and they are difficult to measure at the outset of a case, and other …

Four Ways to Potentially End a Utah Lawsuit Read More »

Lemons Under Utah’s Lemon Law

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com A “lemon law” protects people who buy a lemon—a vehicle that, after leaving the car lot, ends up having serious defects that cannot be repaired. Each state has its own lemon law. Utah’s lemon law essentially explains that if a new motor vehicle doesn’t live up to what the dealer guaranteed, and if the …

Lemons Under Utah’s Lemon Law Read More »

Tips for Getting Paid and Avoiding a Lawsuit on Your Next Construction Project

Being a part of building something that will last can be a great source of lasting satisfaction. That said, there is one thing that will sour that satisfaction regardless of how successful the project is—NOT GETTING PAID! As anyone in the construction business knows, too many projects end up with conflicts over payment, resulting at …

Tips for Getting Paid and Avoiding a Lawsuit on Your Next Construction Project Read More »

Scroll to Top