Xiao Yang Li v. Univ. of Utah

In Xiao Yang Li v. Univ. of Utah, 2006 UT 57, 144 P.3d 1142, the Court held that a notice of claim met the requirements of the Utah Governmental Immunity Act ("UGIA"), even though the notice did not list the claimants' names. The Court reasoned that because the UGIA did not "specify whether a notice of claim must include the names of each individual claimant," we could not override the legislature's prerogative in deciding "what information is necessary to give proper notice of a claim." The Court reasoned, even when the notice of claim requirements may "hold little utility in providing actual notice to the State regarding the claims."