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Amended civil suit alleges abuse, cover-up at former boys ranch

26 October 2013 Published in News
By Pat Reavy The owners of a Utah residential center for troubled teens should never have hired the man convicted of sexually abusing multiple boys at the center, according to prosecutors. And even after they hired him, there were multiple warnings that went ignored by supervisors that could have prevented further abuse, prosecutors allege. Last week, attorneys representing the plaintiffs in the federal civil suit against the Silverado Academy filed a third amended complaint in the drawn-out case. If a judge accepts the updated complaint, at least three primary members of the company and two supervisors from the former Silverado Academy will be added as defendants in the suit.

Charles Conrad appointed member of the Gonzaga University School of Law Board of Advisors.

25 October 2013 Published in News
Charles ???Chuck?۝ Conrad joined Dewsnup, King and Olsen in 2010. A native of Washington State, he received both undergraduate and law degrees from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He is admitted to practice in all of the State and Federal Courts of Utah and Washington, as well as the 9th and 10th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Passenger Severely Injured In Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash Calls On Airline To Ensure Proficiency Of Its Pilots In Landing Procedures And Safety Protocols

07 October 2013 Published in News
(Photo by Wendell Hom) San Francisco ??? Alan W. Mortensen and Jessica Andrew of the Salt Lake City Law Firm of DEWSNUP, KING & OLSEN in Salt Lake City and Robert J. Nelson of the San Francisco law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and announced that Zhang Xiao Ping, a resident of the U.S., filed a lawsuit today against Asiana Airlines and The Boeing Company for the severe injuries she suffered on July 6, 2013, when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport.  The crash caused passengers, including Ms. Ping, to be jolted in all directions and many were violently thrown about the cabin.  Ms. Ping suffered multiple traumatic and life-altering injuries in the crash including neck and back fractures. 

$3.5 Million Awarded for Product Liability Action

01 October 2013 Published in News
Ralph Dewsnup, David Olsen and Jessica Andrew of the Salt Lake City law firm Dewsnup, King & Olsen, obtained a verdict of over $3.5 million in a products liability action against Terex USA, LLC, the manufacturer of a defective rock crusher that caused permanent injury to Mr. Larry Kirkbride. The rock crusher, which was operating at a sand and gravel pit in Salt Lake County at the time of Mr. Kirkbride?۪s injury, crushed large rocks into small rocks by means of two manganese-lined jaws. The jaw crusher was equipped with a failsafe safety device, a toggle plate, which was designed to act as a safety fuse and break when the crusher encountered uncrushable material, thus releasing stored energy that could build up even when the crusher was turned off. When an uncrushable 60 pound dozer ripper tooth became wedged in the jaws of the crusher, the toggle plate did not…