The litigators at Blackburn & Stoll are seasoned and proficient in handling a broad variety of cases and disputes. Areas of significant litigation experience and specialty include the following:
- Dramshop liability, defending and prosecuting cases under Utah’s Dramshop Liability Act, which imposes strict liability on bars and restaurants for injuries caused by inebriated customers.
- Insurance coverage and bad faith claims, advising insurance companies on coverage and defense obligations, and pursuing declaratory judgment actions when appropriate.
- Construction disputes, including representing owners, design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors on claims relating to defects in the design and construction of residential and commercial buildings.
- Securities cases, including defense of brokers and investment advisers, in federal and state courts, as well as in FINRA arbitrations.
- Insurance defense, including defense of auto and commercial vehicle accidents for major insurers, large self-insured companies, and rental car companies.
- Subrogation, assisting insurers in recovering from third parties the amounts paid to insurers on covered claims, including fire loss, workers’ compensation, and property damage cases.