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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Identity Theft, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Utah on
Q: Can I sue my past landlord in02/09/2021 for evicting me from my apartment over night when it was against the law to evic

Tenets during that time in the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
answered on Feb 13, 2023

If it were a wrongful eviction, you would need to prove damages. Do you have good evidence that it was a wrongful eviction? Also, that you suffered damages? I would not advise, based on the limited facts, that you pursue this. You are likely to spend more money in litigation and attorney's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Q: I have a company that I have unsubscribed from several times. Is there any way I could file for misconduct?

The company is HP

Sarah S. Shepard
Sarah S. Shepard
answered on Dec 4, 2020

I your issue is with unsolicited marketing emails, the CAN-SPAM Act governs email marketing conduct. Here is a link to more information about the law:

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Utah on
Q: I live in Utah, and someone is contacting a local celebrity's wife and impersonating me. What laws are they breaking?

I don't know yet what they are saying—only that they have annoyed the couple and have made me look bad, with representatives of the couple having now contacted me to try to end what is happening. This was last week or so, and it may still be happening today.

Lane Wood
Lane Wood
answered on Dec 17, 2019

Without knowing more, this could be a violation of several laws. If you are seeking criminal consequences, you can make a police report and allow the state to determine what charges, if any to bring against the individual impersonating you. You may also consider seeking civil relief that may... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Lemon Law for Utah on
Q: Why are law schools still admitting law students when the legal market is over-saturated?
Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
answered on Mar 4, 2019

You question smacks of cynicism, but I'll play along. The simple answer goes back to economics. They are offering a product, a J.D., for a certain price and there are willing buyers at that price (students matriculating).

That being said, I don't know a single attorney who has...
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1 Answer | Asked in Stockbroker Fraud, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Q: Statues for check fraud in utah
Aric M. Cramer
Aric M. Cramer
answered on Nov 6, 2017

Generally four years if you have been in state for the intire 4 years.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for Utah on
Q: Can a retail business require both a driver's license and fingerprint for credit card transactions? Ink pad not scan

My employer is requiring us to ID at the door and take down license numbers as well as doing ink fingerprints on credit/debit transactions, is that legal? They have no way to prove/disprove fingerprints to verify authenticity of the cardholder

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Utah on
Q: What are the penalties for using phone numbers for marketing purposes--when the numbers are protected from such use

TransUnion provides a service for organizations to look up information about existing customers. Unfortunately, this service can also be used to look up thousands of random individuals, and some companies may even TransUnion's services to create a cold-calling list. However, the use of this... View More

David Humphreys
David Humphreys
answered on Oct 16, 2017

if consumer credit reports are being pulled from Credit Reporting Agencies and used for cold calling customers by phone, that would be a willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Their is a statutory damage provision for damages up to one thousand per person. Whistelblowers have rights... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: What are the stalking laws in Utah? My life has been threatened. They R trying to use Sharia Law in the United States.
Aric M. Cramer
Aric M. Cramer
answered on May 16, 2017

If you feel you are bein stalked you need to report it to the police. If you have been threatened you also need to report that to the police. I have no idea what you are saying about Sharia law. This is Utah. It is Mormon law here.

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