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$1.4M Awarded in Death of Man at Utah Care Facility

A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo, Utah care facility to pay $1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. The Deseret News reported that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, …

Utah Jury Awards $1.4M in Death Of Man At Care Facility

A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo, Utah care facility to pay $1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. Deseret News reported that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, died …

Montana Law to Raise Some Highway Speed Limits to 80 Mph

Speed limits on rural interstate highways in Montana will increase to 80 mph this fall, but the cost of a speeding ticket will go up, too. Gov. Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 375 on Monday. The new law will increase …

Utah Workers’ Comp Fund Announces 6% Dividend

Utah’s Workers Compensation Fund has declared a $12 million dividend that will be distributed to a majority of policyholders this month. Policyholders can expect to receive a dividend equal to 6 percent of their 2014 premium. More than 19,000 businesses …

2 Former Women’s Basketball Players Sue Utah College

Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the Utah college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reported the two ex-players accuse former women’s basketball coach Catherria Turner …

Parts of Nevada, Utah, Idaho Declared Drought Disaster

The U.S. Agriculture Department has declared two northeast Nevada counties natural disaster areas due to the lingering drought with an emergency order that also makes emergency low-interest loans available to farmers, ranchers and businesses in parts of neighboring Idaho and …

Utah Judge Rejects Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Bogus DUI Stops

A Utah judge has rejected a potential class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages for hundreds people arrested for drunken driving by disgraced former state trooper Lisa Steed. In a decision made public last week, Judge Michael Allphin ruled that the …

Utah Oks Bill to Enable Police to Ticket for Seatbelts

Utah’s Republican governor has signed a bill that that would allow police to pull over drivers for not wearing seatbelts. The measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday makes it a primary offense for drivers older than 19 to …

Nevada Speed Limit Could Hit 85MPH Under Bill

Nevada lawmakers are scheduled to review a bill that would allow the state to raise highway speed limits to 85 miles per hour. Republican Sen. Don Gustavson is sponsoring SB 2 and expects to testify on the bill on Tuesday …

Lawsuit in 2011 Nevada Gold Mine Death Settled

A lawyer for the Utah family of a contract worker at a Nevada gold mine that paid more than $100,000 in U.S. safety fines after he was killed there in 2011 says they’ve settled a wrongful death suit with Newmont …