LAWSUIT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LAWSUIT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58432636-68/oklahoma-lawsuit-judge-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58432636-68/oklahoma-lawsuit-judge-monument.html.csp">Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T09:30:02.401-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 09:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. District Judge Thomas Prince granted Friday the motion filed by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission. The lawsuit alleged the monument violates the state constitution’s ban against using public property to support “any sect, church, denomination or system of religion.” Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, which filed th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584326362014-09-19T09:30:02.401-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T09:30:02.401-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432636@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:30:02 MDT Native Americans getting final settlement payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58430822-68/settlement-cobell-government-native.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58430822-68/settlement-cobell-government-native.html.csp">Native Americans getting final settlement payments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT VOLZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T20:05:02.117-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helena, Mont. • Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of the largest government settlements in U.S. history, about three years after the deal was approved. Checks ranging from $869 to $10 million were sent beginning Monday to more than 493,000 people by the administrators of the $3.4 billion settlement from a class-action lawsuit filed by Elouise Cobell of Browning, Montana. Some $941 million is being distributed in this seco...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584308222014-09-18T20:05:02.117-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T20:05:02.117-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430822@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:05:02 MDT Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420395-68/chicago-companies-health-cities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420395-68/chicago-companies-health-cities.html.csp">Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Health Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:17:02.082-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Some of the nation’s largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets. The heightened rhetoric comes as Chicago tries to recover millions in health care costs from opioid drugmakers, alleging that companies deliberately misled the public about the risks of their drugs. It’s a legal strategy that could be attractive to other cash-strappe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584203952014-09-16T11:17:02.082-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T11:17:02.082-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420395@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:17:02 MDT Does latest news help boost or block a possible Salt Lake Tribune sale? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406937-78/tribune-news-joa-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406937-78/tribune-news-joa-sltrib.html.csp">Does latest news help boost or block a possible Salt Lake Tribune sale?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T15:50:17.256-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 03:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">News of a possible sale of The Salt Lake Tribune and other newspapers run by New York-based Digital First Media has unique meaning in Utah. Businessman and philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman Sr. said in June he was interested in purchasing the state’s largest daily and that he considered The Tribune’s voice crucial to Utah. Former Tribune owner Phil McCarthey also has expressed what he called “moderate interest’’ in buying back the paper. So DFM’s announcement Friday that it is exploring a sale of i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406937@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:50:17 MDT Christian author claims Utahn plagiarized her novel, added sex scenes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378145-78/nunes-book-rushton-lawsuit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378145-78/nunes-book-rushton-lawsuit.html.csp">Christian author claims Utahn plagiarized her novel, added sex scenes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T11:33:16.971-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The author of a Christian novel is accusing another Utah writer of plagiarism for allegedly copying the plot and details from her work, but then adding graphic sex scenes to create a new book under a different title. Prolific novelist Rachel Ann Nunes of Orem has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Tiffanie Rushton of Layton violated the copyright of Nunes’ 1998 book “A Bid for Love,” which was originally titled “Love to the Highest Bidder.” Rushton allegedly used passages and plot f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378145@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:33:16 MDT Lawsuit: UTA employee sexually harassed by coworkers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58374985-78/giddings-uta-claims-coworkers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58374985-78/giddings-uta-claims-coworkers.html.csp">Lawsuit: UTA employee sexually harassed by coworkers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T20:55:32.151-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A train host is suing the Utah Transit Authority, claiming that her coworkers sexually harassed her and supervisors would not intervene when she complained. In a lawsuit filed this week in federal court, employee Yuki Giddings alleges that in 2012 and 2013, multiple coworkers made lewd, speculative comments about her sexual orientation, made unwanted physical contact with her and said that she “should be home cooking and taking care of kids, not working” because “that is what women do.” In 2013...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374985@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:55:32 MDT New York: Bank didn’t lend to blacks in Buffalo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364235-79/bank-evans-schneiderman-buffalo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364235-79/bank-evans-schneiderman-buffalo.html.csp">New York: Bank didn’t lend to blacks in Buffalo</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CAROLYN THOMPSON and DAVID KLEPPER </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:16:28.665-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York’s attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining. Evans Bank is accused in the federal civil complaint of violating federal, state and local housing and discrimination laws, Attorney General Eric ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583642352014-09-02T12:16:28.665-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T12:16:28.665-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364235@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:16:28 MDT Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58345539-77/soccer-lawsuit-players-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58345539-77/soccer-lawsuit-players-ncaa.html.csp">Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:57.321-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport’s governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. A group of soccer parents and players filed the lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco. Lawyers representing the parents and players are asking a judge to grant the lawsuit class-action status on behalf of thousands of current and former soccer players who competed for teams gove...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58345539@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:57 MDT Louisiana governor sues feds over Common Core http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344690-68/education-standards-jindal-common.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344690-68/education-standards-jindal-common.html.csp">Louisiana governor sues feds over Common Core</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MELINDA DESLATTE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 07:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baton Rouge, La. • In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign. Jindal’s lawsuit accuses the Department of Education of illegally manipulating federal money and regulations to force states to adopt Common Core by dangling $4.3 billion in gran...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583446902014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344690@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:02:02 MDT 2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343303-68/driver-chicago-lawsuit-taxi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343303-68/driver-chicago-lawsuit-taxi.html.csp">2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:26:09.713-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss. Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi. They claim the driver violated the Illinois Human Rights Act and are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. The lawsuit contends McCrea gave White, his boyfriend, a one-second-long kiss during a ride from the airport, the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1C2r0BR ) reported. The men sai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583433032014-08-27T13:26:09.713-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T13:26:09.713-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343303@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:26:09 MDT Sheriff says Legislature to blame for Utah immigration pickle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335360-78/immigration-law-winder-status.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335360-78/immigration-law-winder-status.html.csp">Sheriff says Legislature to blame for Utah immigration pickle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T22:11:34.4-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sheriff Jim Winder said Monday it’s not fair that Salt Lake County taxpayers had to foot the bill to settle a lawsuit stemming from jailers holding a possible undocumented immigrant for 46 days after he posted bail — a situation Winder blamed on the Legislature. Winder said despite opposition from himself and other local law officers, the Legislature enacted the law in 2008 that led to the jailers holding a suspect for weeks, even though he should have been freed after posting bail. The county ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335360@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:11:34 MDT Riverton reverses decision, OKs plasma-donor center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326484-90/attorney-biolife-clinic-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326484-90/attorney-biolife-clinic-council.html.csp">Riverton reverses decision, OKs plasma-donor center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T09:55:31.428-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Riverton City Council this week reversed its earlier denial of a request to locate a plasma-donation center near a residential area. The council, acting on the advice of its attorney, approved the site plan for the proposed BioLife Plasma Services clinic at 13503 S. Hamilton Road (3600 West). The approval will settle a lawsuit filed by BioLife’s developer against Riverton. Councilman Paul Wayman represents District 3, where neighbors complained that such a facility does not belong so clos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326484@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:55:31 MDT Despite concerns, school board confirms Utah interim superintendent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58323953-78/board-coleman-superintendent-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58323953-78/board-coleman-superintendent-state.html.csp">Despite concerns, school board confirms Utah interim superintendent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T07:08:16.855-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 07:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state school board voted to officially appoint Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent Thursday night despite objections about his wife’s pending lawsuit against education officials and his lack of public school teaching experience. Board leaders decided last week to appoint Coleman — current superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind — spurring criticism from some that the full board should have made that call in a public meeting. In response to those concerns, board...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323953@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:08:16 MDT Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325772-79/oracle-state-oregon-website.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325772-79/oracle-state-oregon-website.html.csp">Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN J. COOPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:58.655-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salem, Ore. • The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company’s role in creating the troubled website for the state’s online health insurance exchange. The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court in Salem, alleges that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in “a pattern of racketeering activity.” Oracle was the largest technology contractor working on Oregon’s health insurance enrollment websit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583257722014-08-22T17:47:58.655-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T17:47:58.655-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325772@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:58 MDT EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318838-79/bailey-lawsuit-lion-complaint.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318838-79/bailey-lawsuit-lion-complaint.html.csp">EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T16:21:02.324-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah’s Witness who requested certain days off for his religion. The complaint was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. A company spokeswoman said she hadn’t seen the lawsuit. According to the complaint, Victaurius L. Bailey was hired at a Food Lion in Winston-Salem in June 2011. Bailey is a minister and an elder, and as such needed Sundays ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583188382014-08-20T16:21:02.324-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T16:21:02.324-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318838@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:21:02 MDT Wrongful-death lawsuit over Susan Powell’s children to go to trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301955-78/powell-state-josh-social.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301955-78/powell-state-josh-social.html.csp">Wrongful-death lawsuit over Susan Powell’s children to go to trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Adam Lynn</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The News Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T21:47:50.175-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Pierce County judge on Friday refused to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit brought against the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services by the maternal grandparents of Charlie and Braden Powell. An attorney for the state argued that the case should be thrown out before trial, saying Chuck and Judy Cox’s claims were without merit. But Superior Court Judge Jerry Costello agreed with attorneys for the Puyallup couple that the case should go to a jury. “The Cox family will have th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301955@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:47:50 MDT Editorial: Will suit show bank’s role in Shurtleff/Swallow case? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292920-82/bank-shurtleff-swallow-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292920-82/bank-shurtleff-swallow-america.html.csp">Editorial: Will suit show bank’s role in Shurtleff/Swallow case?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T11:32:08.382-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the pantheon of multi-level marketers, online-business opportunities and payday lenders who pop up in Shurtleff-Swallow threads, one name does not seem to be in the same league: Bank of America. As the second-largest bank in the country, the Charlotte-based financial giant is a different animal. No one from the bank is facing any criminal charges related to Shurtleff-Swallow, but the charges filed against the two former attorneys general have pulled the bank in. Mark Shurtleff and his protég...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292920@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:32:08 MDT West Jordan city manager resigns abruptly amid lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289372-90/consulting-council-davis-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289372-90/consulting-council-davis-http.html.csp">West Jordan city manager resigns abruptly amid lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T08:32:43.263-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 08:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan City Manager Richard Davis resigned abruptly Tuesday without explanation. His departure comes in the wake of a lawsuit accusing city officials of civil-rights abuses and questions by one city council member about Davis’ outside work as a senior executive in a government consulting firm. The city issued a news release Tuesday evening quoting Mayor Kim Rolfe saying the resignation was effective immediately in a decision “mutually agreeable to Rick and the Council. We have appreciated t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289372@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:32:43 MDT Utah ski resort Alta seeks to uphold ban on snowboarders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285984-78/snowboarders-alta-resort-amendment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285984-78/snowboarders-alta-resort-amendment.html.csp">Utah ski resort Alta seeks to uphold ban on snowboarders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T22:11:14.434-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Alta Ski Resort bans snowboarders not for any rational reason but because the operators think they’re rude and obnoxious. For that reason, snowboarders deserve protection under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which historically has been used on cases involving discrimination based on race, gender and sexual orientation. That was the crux of the argument Monday in federal court where snowboarders are trying to keep their lawsuit against the Utah ski resort from getting tossed out of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285984@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:11:14 MDT Letter: Comic-Con, and the wrath of pun http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284582-82/con-salt-wrath-comic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284582-82/con-salt-wrath-comic.html.csp">Letter: Comic-Con, and the wrath of pun</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:02.776-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Star Trek fans should rejoice. The Salt Lake superheroes’ show is now the target of a lawsuit brought by a similar group located in San Diego. Sounds like “The Wrath of Con (Khan).” Steve Eklund Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284582@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:02 MDT