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AZAPP Blog - 2019

Jan
11
2019

Jackson v. Eagle KMC L.L.C. (1/2/2019)

Arizona Supreme Court holds that after workers’ compensation has been paid under one state’s laws, that state’s laws also govern assignment of rights.

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Jan
4
2019

Pac. W. Bank v. Castleton (12/27/2018)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that judgment creditor may not attach a judgment lien to homestead property, but instead may execute its judgment only by way of forced sale of the property under A.R.S. § 33-1105.

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Jan
4
2019

Aguirre v. Indus. Comm’n of Ariz. (12/4/2018)

Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that Administrative Law Judge’s blanket adoption of insurer’s post-hearing memorandum fails to resolve evidentiary and legal issues regarding worker’s compensation claim and sets aside Industrial Commission Award for failure to make findings with sufficient specificity to permit appellate review.

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Jan
2
2019

Conklin v. Medtronic, Inc. (12/18/2018)

Arizona Supreme Court holds that federal law impliedly preempts a state law failure-to-warn claim predicated on alleged noncompliance with federal reporting requirements.

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Jan
2
2019

Hopi Tribe v. Ariz. Snowbowl Resort Ltd. P’ship (11/29/2018)

Arizona Supreme Court holds that environmental damage to public land with religious, cultural, or emotional significance to the plaintiff is not a special injury for public nuisance purposes.

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Jan
2
2019

Stanwitz v. Reagan (11/27/2018)

Arizona Supreme Court holds that A.R.S. § 19-118(C), which requires petition circulators to appear for trial when subpoenaed, is constitutional both facially and as applied.

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Jan
2
2019

Spooner v. City of Phoenix (11/27/2018)

Court of Appeals Division One holds that qualified immunity shields a law enforcement officer from civil liability for simple negligence arising from investigative police work performed within the scope of the officer’s public duties.

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Jan
2
2019

Upcoming Event (1/10/2019)

The Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar is holding a seminar on amicus briefs on appeal.

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