Archive for the ‘Judge Tena Campbell’ category

Magistrate Judge Nuffer – Motion to Compel Discovery granted in part

November 27, 2007

CLEARONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC., a Utah corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANDREW CHIANG, an individual, JUN YANG, an individual, LONNY BOWERS, an individual, WIDEBAND SOLUTIONS, INC., a Massachusetts corporation, and BIAMP SYSTEMS CORPORATION, an Oregon corporation, Defendants.

Case No: 2:07cv00037TC

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

2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85617

November 20, 2007

Case assigned to Judge Tena Campbell – Opinion written by Magsitrate Judge Nuffer

The Plaintiff, ClearOne Communications, Inc., moved to compel discovery against Defendant Biamp Systems Corporation.  . In general, Biamp complained that many of the requests used the phrase “reflecting” or “relating,” which were omnibus terms that made the request overly broad.

Although Judge Nuffer counseled that “ClearOne should strive to make its requests more precise,” the use of terms such as “relating to,” “pertaining to,” or “concerning” does not necessarily make a request overly broad or unduly burdensome as long as these phrases modify a sufficiently specific type of information.

Motion to compel granted in part.


Judge Tena Campbell – Sentencing in child porn case

May 30, 2007

Judge Tena Campbell sentenced Charles Granere to 60 months in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to transportation of child pornography.

Granere and Matthew Duhamel were charged with transporting, receiving and possessing child pornography for the site, which court documents said featured 9- and 10-year-old girls dressed in sexually provocative and skimpy clothing.

Both men previously argued the pictures were not pornographic because the minors were clothed. However, Judge Campbell pointed out in a ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court has determined nudity was not required to constitute pornography.

Duhamel was convicted after a bench trial in February of charges of transporting, receiving and possessing child pornography. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 19, 2007.,1249,660224588,00.html

Judge Tena Campbell – Woman Lawyer of the Year

May 17, 2007

The group Women Lawyers of Utah has named Judge Tena Campbell as the 2007 Christine M. Durham Woman Lawyer of the Year.  President Clinton nominated Campbell to the federal court bench in Utah in 1995 and she was confirmed unanimously by the Senate. She became chief judge of the court earlier this year.

Judge Tena Campbell – Scouts settle fire suit for $6.5 million

May 16, 2007

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced yesterday it has settled its case against the Boy Scouts of America concerning a wildfire that scorched more than 14,000 acres in the Uintah Mountains in June 2002.

Although the U.S. Attorney’s Office previously claimed the damages were in excess of $12 million, the parties ultimately settled for $6.5 million.

The best lesson learned in this case was how not to put out a fire.,1249,660221041,00.html

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.

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.

Judge Tena Campbell – “You should always follow your doctor’s orders, except in legal matters.”

March 20, 2007

Ronnie Lee Gardner was sentenced to die for killing an attorney during an attempted 1985 courthouse escape. 

On Monday, March 19, 2007, he told Judge Tena Campbell that since he is suffering so much pain from rheumatoid arthritis, he wants to drop his legal appeals and face execution.  Gardner claims that a physician at the prison gave him the idea.  This prompted  Judge Campbell to state, “You should always follow your doctor’s orders, except in legal matters.”

The judge asked Gardner not to drop his appeal until she rules on an ongoing appeal issue in his case, which will come within weeks. Judge Campbell also said she would have a civil attorney contact Gardner about getting the treatment he needs – part of a new federal bar program designed to provide free legal services to inmates with meritorious civil rights cases.