Houghton v. Department of Health

In Houghton v. Department of Health, 962 P.2d 58 (Utah 1998), the Court said that "trial courts are usually given broad discretion in controlling the conduct of attorneys in matters before the court" and that "their discretion extends to deciding whether disqualification is a proper sanction after a finding of an ethical violation." But the Court also held that "to the extent this court has a special interest in administering the law governing attorney ethical rules, a trial court's discretion is limited."