Commercial Litigation Articles

UCC Financing Statements: Blank Space . . . I’ll Write Your (Correct) Name
As a creditor, you want security to ensure that you get paid the amounts owed you when you lend money or extend credit. One way to do that is through filing a Uniform Commercial Code-1 ...
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Who Can Own and Register a Trademark?
This article represents the second in a series regarding trademarks. To read the first article in this installment, click here. On the surface, the answer to the question “Who can register a trademark?” is a simple ...
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The Subpoenaed Social Worker: Protecting Patient Privacy and Avoiding Liability
More and more, lawyers are turning to the records of social workers for evidence to support their cases. The result? Social workers are increasingly likely to find themselves on the receiving end of subpoenas. WHAT ...
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Should I Sue? A Guideline for Creditors
I often get calls from businesses and individuals looking to recover money owed them. Each time the question is the same: Should I sue? The answer: It depends. While each situation is unique, here are ...
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How to Recover Attorney Fees
Without fail, my clients will always ask, “Can I recover attorney fees from the dirt bag I am suing?” (Okay, maybe not in these exact, polite terms). My answer is always the same: “Maybe.” In ...
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Repair Your Credit Score with a Little Help From the Law
Most individuals are aware of the impact poor credit can have on their lives. What they are often not aware of is how common it is for a credit report to contain significant errors which ...
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Navigating Utah’s Prelitigation Process for Medical Malpractice Claims
It pays to go into prelitigation knowing what to expect along the way. If you’re a licensed medical professional facing a claim, addressing it can feel more than a little like finding yourself “within a ...
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Writ of Garnishment: A Creditor’s Collection Tool
For anyone who’s ever watched an invoice go unpaid or had difficulty collecting money owed them, a Writ of Garnishment is a powerful tool in ensuring full payment—especially when the debtor is dragging their feet. ...
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Small Claims for Small Business
Ellie owns a small flower shop in Salt Lake City. In addition to the regular individual customers who paid cash for their flowers, Ellie had several customers who bought their flowers on open accounts. This ...
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