June 29, 2017

The Utah Court of Appeals recently ruled unanimously in favor of Strong & Hanni

The Utah Court of Appeals recently ruled unanimously in favor of Strong & Hanni appellate attorney, Spencer Brown, in the case of Specht v. Big Water Town, 2017 UT App 75. In that case, the Court addressed issues regarding whether the decision of a local government to grant a variance to one lot owner in the face of an objection by another lot owner was legal. It also addressed whether a single lot owner had standing to contest land use decisions of a municipal government without evidence of specific harm to the lot owner. The Court concluded that a lot owner who has no evidence of specific harm has no standing to challenge municipal land use decisions in court. Congratulations to Jeremy and Spencer on the win.