Mortensen Law Firm Files Civil Rights Action

On January 3, 2017, the firm filed a civil rights action against the proprietors of a Salt Lake City service station for depriving an African-American male of his right to equal accommodation. The action was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, pursuant to title 42 U.S.C. § 2000a of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits public accommodations from discriminating on the basis of race.

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Paul W. Mortensen: Is there a right-of-way?

Rights-of-way can arise by several means.

Express easement. An express easement most often arises by an express grant by or an express reservation in a deed. E.g. express grant: Grantor hereby deeds to Grantee Lot 1 together with a ten foot right of way across

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Successful Termination of Parental Rights

Mr. Mortensen’s most recent successful appeal is In re G.J.C., 2016 UT App 147, issued by the Utah Court of Appeals on July 14, 2016.

Mr. Mortensen represented the mother of a young child. The mother sought to terminate the father’s parental rights after the father had repeatedly violated court orders and after the father had at gunpoint …

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