Contract Law

Severance Agreements and The Reasons You Might Want to Take Another Look

By Benton M. Eskelsen 801.365.1029 benton@snjlegal.com When a person is terminated from their employment, almost always the employer will require as part of any severance agreement a release of liability. Signing a release from a former employer can have significant legal implications. It is important to understand the terms of any agreement and to be […]

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Providing and Excluding Warranties for Goods under Utah Law

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com When selling goods, a seller can exclude all warranties if it includes the correct language in the sale documents. If the buyer agrees to this language by signing the sale contract, under Utah law, the seller is usually prevented from later claiming that the goods were defective or that they somehow do

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Resolving a Contract Dispute in Utah Through Accord and Satisfaction

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Unfortunately, not all contracts sail smoothly without dispute. Often times, one party breaches the contract—or there is at least a claim of a breach—and the two parties duke it out, and the conflict can be both time-consuming and expensive. There is a common saying that “a bird in the hand is worth two

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Resolving a Contract Dispute in Utah Through Accord and Satisfaction

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Unfortunately, not all contracts sail smoothly without dispute. Often times, one party breaches the contract—or there is at least a claim of a breach—and the two parties duke it out, and the conflict can be both time-consuming and expensive. There is a common saying that “a bird in the hand is worth two

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Tips for Getting Paid and Avoiding a Lawsuit on Your Next Construction Project

Being a part of building something that will last can be a great source of lasting satisfaction. That said, there is one thing that will sour that satisfaction regardless of how successful the project is—NOT GETTING PAID! As anyone in the construction business knows, too many projects end up with conflicts over payment, resulting at

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