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AZAPP Blog - 2017

Jan
13
2017

Double AA Builders, Ltd. v. Preferred Contractors Ins. Co., LLC (12/30/2016)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that the “subcontractor exception” to a “your work” exclusion is unavailable to a general contractor seeking indemnification from a subcontractor’s insurance company for the cost of repairing faulty work done by the subcontractor.

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Jan
13
2017

Romero v. Hasan (1/5/2017)

Court of Appeals Division One holds that a party filing a medical malpractice claim may not satisfy the requirement of filing an expert opinion affidavit under A.R.S. § 12-2603(D) by presenting live testimony from the expert.

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Jan
10
2017

Owner-Operator et al. v. Pacific et al. (1/3/2017)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that motor carriers could not bring claims under the Arizona Trust Code against a trust established to pay debts but could bring claims under the common law of trusts.

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Jan
10
2017

White Mountain Health Center, Inc. v. Maricopa County (12/20/2016)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds the federal Controlled Substance Act does not preempt state officials from processing and approving zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries and further holds that Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act does not allow zoning ordinances to completely ban such dispensaries.

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Jan
10
2017

Coombs v. Maricopa County Special Health Care District (12/13/2016)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that the Administrative Review Act does not establish jurisdiction for review of a political subdivision’s decisions.

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Jan
10
2017

Coulter v. Grant Thornton LLP (1/3/2017)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that statute of limitations for accounting malpractice claims begins to run when plaintiff discovered, or reasonably should have discovered, that accounting advice caused injury.

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Jan
10
2017

ABCDW, LLC v. Lloyd E. Banning, Sr. (12/30/2016)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that, absent contractual language to the contrary, a crop is a fixture if the farmer who plants it knows that its useful life will extend beyond the last year of his fixed-term tenancy.

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Jan
6
2017

Harper v. State (12/27/2016)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that at-will employees do not have a claim for wrongful termination based on the public policy underlying the termination-for-cause requirements of Arizona’s State Personnel System.

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Jan
6
2017

Villasenor v. Evans (12/20/2016)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that the notice of claim requirement in A.R.S. § 12-821.01 applies to claims against elected city officials.

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