Litigation, Trials & Appeals

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Experienced. Efficient. Effective.

Our attorneys will find the best approach to resolve your litigation issues.

Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice group is one of the broadest and deepest in the Intermountain West region. Our goal is to find the right solution for our clients given their unique businesses and the specific litigation matters facing them. Sometimes that means advice and negotiation to resolve issues before litigation ensues, while at other times it means full-on litigation through trial and appeal based on a carefully planned and cohesive strategy.

Our litigators provide an exceptional level of dispute resolution experience – including state and federal trials, arbitration, mediation, administrative hearings, and appeals. We also have extensive knowledge and proficiency in a range of specific practice areas, such as securities, real estate, intellectual property, product liability, and bankruptcy. All of this combines to ensure that you receive the best possible results to your litigation problem.

Representative Matters

PB&L Successfully Represents Rio Tinto In Clean Air Lawsuit
Lead Counsel in Jury Trial Netting Verdict Against County for 5th Amendment Taking, Trespass, and Negligence
Successfully represented the landlord of the Park City ski terrain in terminating the lease of PCMR, bringing about Vail’s arrival in Utah at both Park City and Canyons.
Obtained $54 million jury verdict for ski resort company against land owner who obstructed development rights.
Obtained a defense jury verdict for a product manufacturer in a double fatality carbon monoxide poisoning cases.
Obtained a defense jury verdict for a product manufacturer in a catastrophic wheel-off case.
Successfully Dismissed 3 out of 4 Claims and Punitive Damages Exposure in Billion Dollar Mass Tort Case
As Lead Trial Counsel, Prevailed at Trial in Commercial Lease Dispute
Kaufman and Broad of Utah, Inc. v. Newport Holding at Pilgrims Landing, LLC
Sachs v. Lesser, 208 UT 87, 207 P.3d 1215
Nilson v. JPMorgan Case Bank, 690 F.Supp.2d 1231 (D. Utah 2009)
Tripodi v. Capital Concepts, LLC, Case No. 2:09-CV-0071-CW (D. Utah)
Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
Dismissal of $120 million lawsuit against national financial services firm
Successful settlement of claims against dairy farm and milk processing facility
Defending a Nevada MLM company sued by an independent contractor for another direct selling company for alleged business torts, misappropriation of trade secrets and other claims.
Defending a MLM company sued by another direct selling company for alleged business torts, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Represented multiple parties involved in equipment lease disputes
Defended Utah MLM sued by another direct selling company for business torts and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Covel, et al. v. Town of Vienna, et al., 280 Va. 151, 694 S.E.2d 609
Jury verdict for McDonald's Corporation in hot coffee spill case
Covel, et al. v. Town of Vienna, et al., 78 Va. Cir. 190
Quickly stopped computer hacking disrupting client's business,

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