Utah News

Utah Family Drops Disability Discrimination Suit Against Boy Scouts

A Utah family who sued the Boy Scouts of America for policies they claimed discriminated against their son with Down syndrome has withdrawn the lawsuit after the organization said it would help the boy earn his Eagle Scout award. The …

Utah Construction Firms Agree to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $1.2M

Two Utah construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit alleging abuse of a federal program that helps small businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction Corp. already has paid …

Utah Ready to Sue California Over Coal Power Fee

Utah lawmakers want the state to set aside $2 million to sue California over rules that make coal-fired power more expensive. The proposal from Republican Rep. Mike Noel passed through a subcommittee this week with only one Democratic lawmaker raising …

Utah Seeing Increase in Drug-Related Deadly Crashes, Report Shows

The number of fatal car crashes linked to drivers on drugs has spiked in the last two years in Utah while alcohol-related fatal wrecks have declined slightly, state figures show. The state Legislature’s annual report on driving under the influence …

Prime Authorized to Write Surplus Lines in New Hampshire and Rhode Island

Salt Lake City, UT, Chicago, Illinois, November 15, 2017- Prime Holdings Insurance Services, Inc. (“Prime Holdings”) announced that its subsidiary, Prime Insurance Company (“Prime”), recently received approval to write specialty lines insurance coverage in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. “We …

A.M. Best Upgrades Prime Insurance Company with an A Rating

Specialty Excess and Surplus Lines Carrier’s Financial Stability Affirmed Chicago, Illinois, Salt Lake City, Utah and Naples, Florida, September 26, 2017- Prime Insurance Company announced today that A.M. Best Co. has upgraded their financial strength rating from A- to A …

Official Blames Humans for Utah’s Wildfire Cost Doubling

Utah State Forester Brian Cottam said “stupid human tricks” have led to the states’ wildfire bill being double what it usually is. Cottam says the cost to Utah for this year’s wildfires is projected to be $18 million, while the …

Utah Blaze Now Nation’s Largest Active Wildfire

The nation’s largest wildfire is burning in Utah and has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a mountain area that’s home to a ski town. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire …

Utah Tattoo Parlor Settles with Man Who Has HIV

A 27-year-old Utah college student with HIV has reached a settlement with a tattoo parlor that denied him service based on his medical condition. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that denying the student service was a violation of the Americans …

$300K Settlement in 2012 Utah Fire to be Paid by Insurer

Utah officials have reached a $300,000 settlement with a man accused of starting a 2012 fire that led to the evacuation than 1,000 northwestern Utah homes. The Daily Herald reported the Utah County Commission approved the settlement with Kenneth Nielsen …