Parsons Behle & Latimer has one of the largest and most experienced litigation departments in the Intermountain Region. The seasoned trial attorneys at Parsons assist clients with resolving a broad range of business disputes. Our experience provides clients with an advantage in analyzing claims and defenses and then determining a strategy that will achieve the best results.
Clients turn to us when they have lawsuits that require expertise in complex litigation. We work closely with clients to understand their business, assess potential risks and provide practical and common-sense advice.
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Obtained Election Law Injunction
During the pandemic, secured an injunction in an election law matter that extended the time to request an absentee ballot for a primary election. At this time, the only way to request a ballot was online, and the website on which the request had to be made was inoperable days before the request deadline.
Idaho Supreme Court – Successful Defense of Lender Liability Claims
Represented JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and successfully obtained summary judgment against borrowers who raised multiple counterclaims including bad faith and predatory lending practices. Chase obtained, and the Supreme Court held, that the district court did not err when it granted lender’s motion for summary judgment and denied the borrowers’ motion to amend the counterclaims to add a fraud claim. The Supreme Court concluded that the borrowers’ appeal was frivolous under Idaho Code Section 12-121 and awarded Chase attorney fees on appeal.
Nichols v. Jacobsen Construction Co., 2016 UT 9, 374 P.3d 3
On an issue of first impression in Utah, persuaded Utah Supreme Court in Nichols v. Jacobsen Construction Co., 2016 UT 9, 374 P.3d 3, that general contractor’s contractor-controlled insurance program entitled the contractor to immunity from injured worker’s tort suit under Utah law.