Archive for April 2007

Judge Tena Campbell – Sentencing for radiator shop

April 13, 2007

Judge Tena Campbell fined a South Ogden radiator shop $40,000 after it plead guilty to eight counts of illegally dumping contaminated water down a sewer drain.  As part of the agreement, Radiators Inc. also agreed to contribute $20,000 to the Western States Project to help state and local law enforcers investigate and prosecute environmental crimes.

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_5651461

Judge Dee Benson – Jackie Chiles law society

April 13, 2007

The Jackie Chiles law society will be having a banquet tonight at the Little America Hotel.  For those unfamiliar, Jackie Chiles is Kramer’s attorney in the television series Seinfeld.  The Society was created at the University of Utah and “takes a look at the law through pop culture’s eyes.”  Phil Morris, the actor who portrayed the character in Seinfeld, will be speaking and honored tonight at the society’s year-end banquet.

The master of ceremonies will be U.S. District Judge Dee Benson.

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1%2C1249%2C660211467%2C00.html

Judge Ted Stewart – Motion for Preliminary Injunction granted

April 10, 2007

HARRIS RESEARCH, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JEFF LYDON; LISA SMITH; and JOHN DOES I – X, Defendants

Case No. 1:06-CV-136 TS

United States District Court for the District of Utah, Northern Division

2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25650

April 5, 2007

Plaintiff is the owner of the trademark “Chem-Dry.”  The Defendants have offered for sale and/or distribution t-shirts and stickers containing a “Chem-Who?” logo. Distribution of this logo has occurred by distributing t-shirts at an industry trade show. The color and stylized design of the infringing mark are virtually identical to the trademark; the font of the letters is identical, the colors are the same, and the use of the “swoosh” is identical.

After considering the factors necessary to issue an injunction pursuant to the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. Sec. 1116(a)), the Court granted the Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and ordered that the injunction would be effective upon the filing of a bond in the amount of $5,000.

Ronnie Lee Gardner

April 10, 2007

Judge Tena Campbell has denied Ronnie Lee Gardner’s appeal of his murder conviction and death sentence for killing an attorney during an escape attempt at a Salt Lake City courthouse in 1985.

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_5606761

Alleged adoption scam

April 10, 2007

A couple accused of an adoption scam wants Judge David Sam to issue a gag order on the case.  

See a prior post regarding the case here. 

http://origin.sltrib.com/news/ci_5634821