Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 14260

District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County) Civil case index

Dates: 1969-1988.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Civil Case Index records the names of plaintiffs and defendants involved in civil actions and provides assigned case numbers, facilitating clerical management of and access to the civil case files.

Information about most cases is limited to the name of the plaintiff, the name of the defendant, and the case number. The cause of action is mentioned in only a handful of cases preceded by the notation "In the matter of . . ." which are grouped together in a section under the letters IN.

While sitting in Salt Lake City, the Third District Court is restricted to adjudication of civil actions involving real property located within Salt Lake County, those in which the defendant resides in Salt Lake County, and those involving incidents occurring in Salt Lake County.

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Index entries are arranged alphabetically by party name according to the letter-by-letter mode. Party names include individual surnames and corporate names of both plaintiffs and defendants. The letter-by-letter mode of alphabetization results in distinctive treatment of businesses whose names begin with (or are preceded by) blank spaces, letters, symbols, or numerals. Twelve cases where no plaintiff or defendant is identified and business names beginning with symbols (i.e., [#], ['], or ["]) and letters (i.e., A and A Concrete) precede those with letters only (i.e., Anderson Auto). Numbers have not been alphabetized as though spelled out. Those names beginning with numbers (i.e., 10-Minute Lube, 47 Samurai, 49th Street Galleria, 60-Minute Eyewear, 7-Eleven, 7-Up, etc.) are grouped together at the end of the index. Also included are partnerships identified by address (i.e., 1085 Vine Street) and dates of automobiles (i.e., 1969 Ford Pickup).

Research Note

The case number assigned by the court is essential to locate the desired case file. Researchers should first consult the indices to plaintiffs and defendants to find the unique case number corresponding to the appropriate case file. Entries for a party may be inconsistent. Watch for variations in spelling, acronym use, abbreviation, punctuation, form, etc. Variations for Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) include: Zion, Zions; Zion's; ZCMI Department Store; ZCMI Dept. Store; ZCMI Inc.; ZCMI, Inc; ZCMI; Z.C.M.I.; Z C M I; Cooperative; Co-operative; Co-op; Mercantile; Merchantile; Institut; Instit; Inst.; Inst; Ins; Ist; etc.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1622, are indexed by the civil case index.

Judgment dockets from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1671, provide an alternate way to obtain case numbers assigned to civil case files via the internal surname indexes.

Civil registers of actions from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 3252, facilitate access to this series.

Civil case indexes from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 6071, also index the civil case files.

Civil case files (sealed) from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 12628, are indexed by the civil case index.

Custody History

The CIVIL CASE INDEX was created and maintained by the Salt Lake County Clerk, who was constitutionally designated as ex-officio clerk of the Third District Court in and for Salt Lake County.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Indexes were designated as a permanent record by Records Disposition Request 1968-3, which also authorized microfilming and destruction of the original documents. The records retention policy of the Utah Judicial Council reprinted in the 1983 state retention schedule first specified a nine-year retention before microfilming. The CIVIL CASE INDEX was microfilmed circa 1988. These records were archivally processed by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr., in October 1994.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Finding Aids

Other: a research guide entitled "Using Court Records" is available for patron use.

Indexing Terms

  • Divorce suits--Salt Lake County (Utah).
  • Corporate divestiture--Utah--Salt Lake County.
  • Judgments--Utah--Salt Lake County.
  • Salt Lake County (Utah)--Trials (Divorce).
  • Salt Lake County (Utah)--Actions and defenses--Cases.
  • Salt Lake County (Utah)--Habeas corpus.

Container List

FICHE-SET CARD DESCRIPTION
1 1 Andersen, Bruce M.
1 2 Andersen, Cancy-Baldwin, Gary Lawrence
1 3 Baldwin, Gary S.-Bigelow, Richard P.
1 4 Bigelow, Richard P.-Broadbent, Ross
1 5 Broadbent, Ross-Campbell, Hnez Preece
1 6 Campbell, Irene-Ciraulo, Benjamin R.
1 7 Ciraulo, Benjamin R.-Cookietrees, Inc.
1 8 Cooks Communication Corporation-Dart, B.L.
1 9 Dart, B.L.-Does, John, 1-25
1 10 Does, John, 1-25-Emery, Alvin W.
1 11 Emery, Bill P.-First National Park Bank
1 12 First National State Bancorporation-Garcia, Cleo Lopez
1 13 Garcia, Clifford D.-Great Salt Lake Health & Improvement
1 14 Great Salt Lake Health & Improvement-Harper, Sharal B.
1 15 Harper, T.W.-Holladay, Dan J.
1 16 Holladay Dental Specialty-International Trade & Investment
1 17 International Trade & Investment-Johnson, Wayne Wilford
1 18 Johnson, Weldon-Knight Adjustment Bureau
1 19 Knight Adjustment Bureau-Lewis, Rosemary
1 20 Lewis, Rosemary-Marco Polo Ristorante
1 21 Marco Polo Ristorante-Meik, Jason W.
1 22 Meik, John R.-Mortensen, John A.
1 23 Mortensen, John A.-Nielsen, Rob
1 24 Nielsen, Robert H.-Panouses, Dena
1 25 Pansimerlo Construction Co-Pierce, Walter E., Sr.
1 26 Piercey, Anna Lee-Rasmussen Construction
1 27 Rasmussen Construction Co.-Rogers, Willard D.
1 28 Rogers, William C.-Savage Company
1 29 Savage, Dave-Singley, Bruce
1 30 Singley, Bryce-Star Broadcasting Company
1 31 Star Broadcasting Company-State of Utah Department of Social Services
1 32 State of Utah Department of Social Services-Stoecklein, David R.
1 33 Stoecklein, David R.-Thomas, Mike
1 34 Thomas, Milford Y.-Unita Lumber Building Hardware
1 35 Unita Lumber Building Hardware-Van Orden, JoAnn
1 36 Van Orden, Maurice-Warwood, Geraldine C.
1 37 Warwood, Geri-Williams, Joan H.
1 38 Williams, Joann-Zions First National Bank
1 39 Zions First National Bank-98161 Canada, Ltd.