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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.

Utah Mine Disaster Was Preventable, Report Says

09 May 2008 Published in Publications
Utah Mine Disaster Was Preventable, Report Says By Ian Urbina, New York Times

Sullivan v. Scoular Grain: Injured Employees Further Forced to Bear Burden of Boss's Neglect

01 July 1996 Published in Publications
Sullivan v. Scoular Grain: Injured Employees Further Forced to Bear Burden of Boss's Neglect By Alan W. Mortensen Voir Dire - Winter 1996 Download