Edward B. Havas Gives Presentation on Mediation at Snow, Christensen & Martineau's 2012 Tort & Insurance Seminar

29 November 2012 Published in News
On Friday, October 26, 2012, Snow, Christensen & Martineau held their 2012 Tort and Insurance Seminar at the Utah Law and Justice Center where Edward B. Havas had the opportunity of presenting on the topic of mediation. Edward Havas was honored to be asked to speak at this event. Snow, Christensen & Marineau has been educating the legal community on Utah Tort and Insurance Law for nearly twenty years. Their annual seminars address a range of issues aimed at aiding with the resolution of Utah tort and insurance claims. The organization and registration for the 2013 Utah Tort & Insurance Law Seminar is already underway. Addtional information can be found here. 

Clyde Cancer Cluster Families Very Concerned by EPA's Recent Findings

14 November 2012 Published in News
Whirlpool Children?۪s Park used as a PCB filled Dumping Ground Several members of the families of children who have died or been stricken with cancer in what has become known as the ???Clyde Children?۪s Cancer Cluster?۝ are devastated to learn the results of a United States Environmental Protection Agency report that was recently released.  The report discloses that Whirlpool Park, built for children in the Clyde area to play, is also a dumping ground full of PCBs and Toxic Metals filled sludge.  The sludge is described in the EPA Report to be over nine feet in depth in places.  The families are equally outraged to learn that the fact that the Whirlpool Park was used as a dumping site was not disclosed by Whirlpool itself, but rather was discovered once the US EPA set up a confidential hotline where people could call and inform the EPA of toxic dumping sites…

Poor Road Conditions Caused Fatal Cyclist Crash in LOTOJA Race

10 September 2012 Published in News
Robert Verhaaren, a Mesa Arizona resident, was a bicyclist competing as a cyclist in the LOTOJA bike race (the longest one-day bicycle race in the country, beginning in Logan, Utah and ending in Jackson Hole, Wyoming) on Saturday, September 8, 2012. He was approximately 8 miles south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Highway 89 when he crossed a bridge over the Snake River and encountered a hazard in the road, believed to have been a pothole, causing him to crash and fall 35 feet into the foot deep river below.  Sheriff Jim Whalen with Teton County said, "Verhaaren swerved to miss the hazard, over-corrected, lost control of the bicycle and crashed into the guardrail." Verhaaren was later pronounced dead and leaves behind his wife and three children.  Local residents have complained about the poor roads in that particular stretch of the LOTOJA race.  For More Information visit and