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5/12/2020 Congratulations to RQN’s litigation team, Jeff Appel, Matt Evans, and Aaron Hinton, who recently prevailed for their client before the Utah Supreme Court in a complex condemnation matter Utah Department of Transportation v. Target Corporation, et. al., 2020 UT 10.  The RQN team represented the owners of the Alpine Valley Shopping Center in American... Read more »

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5/8/2020 RQN’s Corporate Finance and Securities Section proudly represented long-time client Dental Select in its sale to Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., effective April 30, 2020. Corporate attorney Mark Cotter led the transaction team and handed the M&A, health care and insurance regulatory aspects of this high-value M&A transaction which was structured as an “auction” involving multiple... Read more »

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By: Aaron Hinton4/30/2020 As government officials take steps to “reopen” the U.S. economy, employers are likewise preparing to reopen the workplace under decidedly difficult circumstances.  This article outlines several important considerations for employers as they plan for a post-quarantine return to work.  Advanced planning will help employers create a safe work environment and mitigate potential... Read more »

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By: D. Zachary Wiseman4/29/2020 Congratulations!  After what were probably some sleepless nights, your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding finally came through and you now have access to a forgivable loan.  Free money?  Not so fast.  Here are four forgiveness factors that I think all employers should be thinking about. 1.         Use Your PPP Loan Proceeds... Read more »

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By: Thomas Lingard4/29/2020 In the recently announced precedential decision from the PTAB, Lextrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, Inc., Zaxcom, the owner of U.S. Patent No. 7,929,902 (“the ‘902 patent”), showed that secondary considerations of nonobviousness, including long-felt need and, especially, industry praise, was sufficient to overcome obviousness in an IPR. Not every invention will win an... Read more »

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4/29/2020 RQN‘s litigation team recently posted an important victory in the perhaps first “virtual trial” in Utah courts when RQN attorneys Robert Rice and John Mackay obtained a preliminary injunction order following three days of evidence presented on the Utah Third District Court’s WebEx video conference platform.  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr.... Read more »

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By Steve Jones4/28/2020 Supreme Court Requires Clean Water Act Permit for Groundwater Pollution that is the “Functional Equivalent” of a Direct Discharge. On April 23, 2020, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Clean Water Act requires a permit “if the addition of the pollutants through groundwater is the functional equivalent... Read more »

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4/28/2020 Ray Quinney & Nebeker is ranked as a top law firm in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide. Chambers USA ranks firms and individual lawyers based on research that includes in-depth interviews with clients and peers. The Firm received Chambers highest rankings once again in Labor & Employment (Band 1) and General Commercial Litigation (Band... Read more »

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By: Thomas Lingard4/24/2020 The Supreme Court has a paralyzing fear of “bad patents.”  With the recent case Thryv v. Click-to-Call Technologies, the Court has given the USPTO, and IPRs in particular, broad powers to remove this scourge from the nation.  What’s more, the Court has weakened its own power by making the decision to institute... Read more »

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By: Kristine Larsen Depending on the specific policy language, insurance coverage may be available for a variety of COVID-19 related losses for corporate policyholders of all types despite insurance commentators’ early opinions that there is simply no coverage. Many businesses have suffered massive financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an attempt to survive... Read more »