News & Publications

California Developer & Wife killed in Plane Crash in Central Utah

23 July 2012 Published in Blog
According to the Salt Lake Tribune: "Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis says a private helicopter crew hired by the family found the wreckage Sunday in a remote area 30 miles southeast of Salina. Authorities have not yet released the victims' identities although the family identified them to the media.

Edward B. Havas and Alan W. Mortensen Inducted to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

23 July 2012 Published in News
Edward B. Havas and Alan W. Mortensen recently became members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Havas was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum simultaneously. Prior to this membership, Mortensen maintained a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, limited to attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar cases

Alan W. Mortensen and Edward B. Havas Win Jurisdictional Dispute in Guatemalan Plane Crash Case

23 July 2012 Published in News
Representing the family of a victim of a Guatemalan plane crash, Alan W. Mortensen and Edward B. Havas recently won a jurisdictional dispute with the defendant Aereo Ruta Maya.

Safety, Emotional and Environmental Impacts of Mine Collapse Remain After 5 Years

13 July 2012 Published in Blog
Five Years Ago the Crandall Canyon Mine collapsed trapping and killing six miners. Even though years have passed the Utah mining community is still feeling the pain and loss from that event.  KSL reports:    "The initial collapse on August 6th trapped Kerry Allred, Luis Hernandez, Brandon Philips, Carlos Payan, Manuel Sanchez and Don Erickson. Ten days later, the mine collapsed again, killing three rescuers: Gary Jensen, Brandon Kimber and Dale "Bird" Black."   "It is hard to overstate how big of an impact this has had," said attorney Colin King, who represented the families of the nine families. "It's been catastrophic, disruptive and i can't over emphasize that." To read more, go here.