LAWSUIT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LAWSUIT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Salt Lake hires California attorney to fight San Diego Comic-Con lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317908-78/salt-lake-diego-comic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317908-78/salt-lake-diego-comic.html.csp">Salt Lake hires California attorney to fight San Diego Comic-Con lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:43:34.981-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In its legal battle with San Diego Comic-Con, Salt Lake Comic Con has armed itself with a lawyer right from their persecutors’ own coast. Salt Lake announced Wednesday that they have hired Sterling Brennan, of the law firm Maschoff Brennan, to represent them in their trademark infringement dispute with San Diego. The flagship pop culture convention sued Salt Lake earlier this month, arguing that their similar name confuses people into thinking the two events are associated. Brennan happens to b...</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> 58317908@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:34 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 New suit targets Shurtleff, Swallow and Bank of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285552-78/shurtleff-bank-mcbride-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285552-78/shurtleff-bank-mcbride-swallow.html.csp">New suit targets Shurtleff, Swallow and Bank of America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T12:45:08.339-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 12:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A key player in the scandal surrounding Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow is suing the former attorneys general, alleging they conspired with Bank of America to derail a major foreclosure lawsuit, harming thousands of Utahns who could have benefited from the case. Darl McBride — who had previously been in the news because of a recorded meeting in which Shurtleff offered to get him $2 million if he would stop his online criticism of a developer — and his wife, Andrea, filed the lawsuit last week 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> 58285552@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:45:08 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 San Diego Comic-Con sues Salt Lake over name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276989-78/comic-con-salt-diego.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276989-78/comic-con-salt-diego.html.csp">San Diego Comic-Con sues Salt Lake over name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T22:07:32.274-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Diego Comic-Con’s beef with Salt Lake Comic Con’s similar name has escalated, with the flagship pop culture convention formally filing a lawsuit against the burgeoning newcomer. San Diego filed its complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California, seeking both damages and an injunction. The suit alleges Salt Lake’s use of “comic con” in its name is trademark infringement and constitutes a “false designation of origin,” confusing the public into thinking that the two conventi...</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> 58276989@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:07:32 MDT Judge won’t toss suit challenging Utah’s ‘ag gag’ law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267614-78/law-animal-plaintiffs-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267614-78/law-animal-plaintiffs-utah.html.csp">Judge won’t toss suit challenging Utah’s ‘ag gag’ law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T21:40:07.91-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s “ag gag” law, which activists say discriminates against free speech and discourages covert investigations into animal agricultural operations in the state, will proceed, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby declined to toss the lawsuit despite a motion to dismiss from the state, who alleged the plaintiffs had not suffered any real harm as a result of the statute, which they said is narrowly tailored and lawful. Utah’s law makes under...</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> 58267614@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:40:07 MDT Utah lawsuit alleges insurance company aided Ponzi scheme http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267611-78/randall-central-lawsuit-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267611-78/randall-central-lawsuit-union.html.csp">Utah lawsuit alleges insurance company aided Ponzi scheme</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="2014-08-07T15:21:10.367-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 03:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A lawsuit alleges that a Nebraska life insurance company ignored fraudulent and illegal activities of one of its agents, Dee Randall, the Kaysville man now facing criminal charges that he operated a Ponzi scheme that brought in $72 million. The suit filed in federal court in Salt Lake City claims Union Central Life Insurance of Lincoln “played a critical role in the proliferation of Randall’s scheme” and is asking for at least $29.6 million. Randall, 64, was charged in state court last month wi...</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> 58267611@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:21:10 MDT Couple settle water lawsuit with polygamous Utah, Arizona towns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263992-78/cookes-colorado-towns-hildale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263992-78/cookes-colorado-towns-hildale.html.csp">Couple settle water lawsuit with polygamous Utah, Arizona towns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:37:56.798-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The couple who earlier this year won a $5.2 million judgment from polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona line have settled their lawsuit. Documents filed Tuesday in federal court in Phoenix said Ron and Jinjer Cooke have dismissed all claims against Hildale, Utah, Colorado City, Ariz., and the utility companies incorporated in the twin towns. Financial terms of the settlement were not included in the court filings, and lawyers for the Cookes and Colorado City said Tuesday the terms were confiden...</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> 58263992@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:37:56 MDT Florida Georgia Line sued by Utah music promoter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58262992-78/explosion-florida-georgia-check.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58262992-78/explosion-florida-georgia-check.html.csp">Florida Georgia Line sued by Utah music promoter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T16:39:25.937-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah company behind Tooele County’s “Country Explosion” has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in federal court, arguing that the road show manager for country duo Florida Georgia Line defamed its company and breached their contract. Country Explosion LLC filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court. They are asking for at least $15 million from Florida Georgia Line and road show manager Troy Johnson. According to the complaint, Country Explosion LLC gave Johnson a $205,000 check on J...</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> 58262992@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:39:25 MDT