News & Publications

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.

Trucking Case Settlement

19 May 2020 Published in News & Publications
Lance Milne, along with co-counsel, successfully settled a very difficult and hotly contested trucking collision case against a Utah trucking company and its truck driver. The collision resulted in the death of a 67-year old man, and was settled in the amount of $2 million.

Wrongful Death of a Minor Resolved

18 May 2020 Published in News & Publications
DKOWHM is honored to work with Alan Mortensen and Lance Milne, who favorably resolved a Utah wrongful death case of the loss of a minor child in the amount of $2,000,000.

$1.1 Million Dollar Settlement

14 May 2020 Published in News & Publications
DKOWHM congratulates Alan Mortensen and Christopher Cheney for their settlement of a trucking case. The crash happened on I-80, and after months of litigation, they settled for $1.1 million in the Wyoming Federal District Court.