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Partner Alan W. Mortensen Earns ABOTA Membership

05 October 2020 Published in News
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 29, 2020 — Alan W. Mortensen, a named partner of the Salt Lake City-based firm DEWSNUP/KING/OLSEN/WOREL/HAVAS/MORTENSEN, PC, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. More than 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states. "ABOTA is one of the nation's most effective organizations in championing the ethics, professionalism and principles of the legal profession, and I'm honored to be part of this select group," Mr. Mortensen said. One of the most active trial lawyers at DEWSNUP/KING/OLSEN/WOREL/HAVAS/MORTENSEN Mr. Mortensen has been the lead attorney on numerous cases – including aviation and truck accidents as well as insurance bad faith claims –…

Coronavirus Office Precautions

15 September 2020 Published in News
Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas Mortensen takes the health and safety of its employees and its clients very seriously.  We are doing our part to keep everyone safe and to contribute to the community’s efforts to do the same, while remaining available to serve our clients.  Our office is open, with enhanced precautions and sanitation measures to prevent contact with, or the spread of, the coronavirus.  The following measures have been implemented for the safety of our employees and visitors. We check employee temperatures regularly, require frequent hand-cleansing and sanitization, disinfect high touch surfaces frequently, provide face masks, maintain social distancing, and limit the size of groups gathering in the office.  All visitors will be screened for recent illness or exposure, have their temperatures checked, and be asked to sanitize their hands and wear a face mask.  Masks are available for any visitor who needs one.  Using these measures we…

Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak

10 August 2020 Published in News & Publications
Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 90 in Utah, DKOW’s Salt Lake City Lawyers Are Here to Help Salt Lake City’s premier plaintiff’s trial law firm, DKOW, has teamed up with The Lange Law Firm’s National Salmonella Lawyer to help Utahn’s injured in the Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak.  The Salmonella Onion Outbreak has sickened 90 people in Utah.  Nationally 640 people have been infected with Salmonella from onions.  85 people have been hospitalized.  People from all across the United States and Canada have called our Salmonella Lawyer about the Onion outbreak. Utah Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak Will Continue to Grow At least 90 people in Utah have contracted Salmonella from red onions. Salmonella Lawyer Jory Lange says, "This is already the biggest Salmonella outbreak of 2020.  It is likely to continue to grow.  Thompson International recalled its contaminated onions just last Friday.  Many people still have these recalled onions in their homes.  There's a real…

Salt Lake County v. Volkswagen 9th Circuit Reversal

04 June 2020 Published in News & Publications
The firm brought a law suit on behalf of Salt Lake County against Volkswagen for damages caused by its tampering with emissions controls on its diesel vehicles from 2008 to 2015.  Its tampering caused VW cars to emit up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides than the law allowed, in one of the jurisdictions with the worst air quality in the United States.  The case was consolidated with other cases in a multi-district litigation in the Northern District of California.  The federal district court threw the case out, finding that the County’s claims were preempted by federal law.  The County appealed, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed, reinstating Salt Lake County’s claims.  Colin King and Paul Simmons represented the County.  They were joined in the appeal by Peter Stris and John Stokes of the California firm Stris & Maher.