Western Fiberglass, Inc. v. Kirton, McConkie & Bushnell

In Western Fiberglass, Inc. v. Kirton, McConkie & Bushnell, 789 P.2d 34 (Utah Ct. App. 1990), the court of appeals affirmed a judgment that a plaintiff in an action against a law firm was contributorily negligent. See 789 P.2d at 36. The plaintiff alleged that it was injured because the law firm negligently failed to file certain security interests. Negligent actions by the plaintiff were found to have contributed to the injury, including plaintiff's failure to keep the law firm fully informed, plaintiff's failure to be represented by counsel at the closing of a transaction, and plaintiff's failure to file financial statements. See id. at 35.