A. B. SUMMERHAYS v. HOLM, 24 Utah 2d 190 (1970)

468 P.2d 366

A. B. SUMMERHAYS, dba Summerhays Insurance Agency, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Carl HOLM, Defendant and Appellant.

No. 11559.Supreme Court of Utah.
April 20, 1970.

Appeal from the Third District Court, Salt Lake County, Bryant H. Croft, J.

Horace J. Knowlton, Salt Lake City, Utah, for appellant.

Layne B. Forbes, Bountiful, for respondent.

HENRIOD, Justice.

Appeal from a summary judgment on an unpaid note. Affirmed with costs to plaintiff.

Defendant was an insurance agent for plaintiff, and gave the latter a personal note, the subject of this action. Defendant filed a motion for more definite statement to which plaintiff responded; for a list of interrogatories, to which plaintiff responded; an answer claiming payment by virtue of premium credits, to which plaintiff responded by affidavit itemizing the account, showing but a small amount so paid, which plaintiff credited to defendant; and a “controverting affidavit” which defendant proffered at the trial on motion for summary judgment, which affidavit was but a general denial, and which, time-wise, was filed in violation of Rule 56(c), Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.

The record reflects a number of dilatory measures, an unexplained departure from the rules, and no real issue of fact further to be litigated, that not only justified the trial court’s judgment, but demonstrated that defendant’s defensive gestures were without merit.


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