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.
June 29, 2017