Third District Court

A former nurse with the Park City School District, Nicole Kennedy, scored a victory Wednesday in her lawsuit against the District.

In oral arguments, the District asked for the suit to be thrown out on Summary Judgment. Third District Court Judge Richard Mrasik denied that for three of the major claims from Kennedy. He did throw out two other claims.

The Summit County Attorney office has dropped its prosecution of a local resident, who was arrested for damaging an exit gate last winter, shortly after a new parking permit system started at Park City's China Bridge.

The county reports the defendants has met all the conditions of an informal agreement. His attorney says the vandalism was an accident.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

  A Snyderville Basin resident, who was arrested last year  on several charges for allegedly victimizing his girlfriend, came to Third District Court last week for sentencing. The ultimate outcome was that 48-year-old Jason Stone pled Guilty to two lesser charges.   He was sentenced to three years of supervised probation. Rick Brough has more. Under the sentence handed down from Judge Patrick Corum July 30th, Stone received no additional time behind bars.

  A sentence was handed down in Third District Court Monday to a semi-truck driver who was shopping online on his phone when he rear-ended a sedan on U.S. 40 last year. The resulting accident paralyzed the driver of the vehicle and killed the passenger.

 The defendant, 38-year-old Nathaniel Bone from Midvale, was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail and three years’ probation.

A Snyderville Basin resident, who was arrested last year on several charges for allegedly victimizing his girlfriend, came to Third District Court last week for sentencing.

The ultimate outcome was that 48-year-old Jason Stone pled Guilty to two lesser charges. He was sentenced to three years of supervised probation.

A Third District Court judge has agreed to move to a different venue, outside of Summit County, for the case of a former victim advocate with the county, who’s been charged with misusing public monies.

The charges filed last month against 62-year-old Marsha Probst say that as part of her county employment, she received checks sent to the Victims Assistance Program from a Park City group, Wasatch Womenade. Allegedly she deposited the funds in a banking account in her own name.

Summit County

With a filing deadline that was set this Wednesday, several of the corporate defendants named in Summit County’s massive opioid lawsuit have submitted replies. The pharmaceutical companies are asking Third District Court to dismiss the suit.

The homicide case involving former NFL player Anthony McClanahan continues to move along slowly. The judge in Summit County's Third District Court heard that it may be a year, from the time of the death, before the case gets to a preliminary hearing. Rick Brough has more:

A Third District Court judge held a hearing Thursday for 31 Summit County residents so they could explain why they were no-shows for jury duty in December.  The case had to be moved to Salt Lake City because of the lack of potential jurors.

Judge Kent Holmberg heard from each person individually, and in several cases he sentenced people to a day of community service.  But Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson said in general it appears a "series of unfortunate events" led to an unusual number of people failing to appear.  Rick Brough has more:

Former NFL prospect Anthony McClanahan made his first appearance in Summit County's Third District Court on Monday morning for charges of murdering his wife. Rick Brough has more.

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