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    • Concussion Laws Supported By Youth Sports Community

      Concussion Laws Supported By Youth Sports Community

      Arizona is one of 21 states that have set strict concussion laws for student athletes. SB 1521 was signed by Gov. Brewer this year. The measure aims to address the prevention, risk and treatment…

    • Meat Recalled in Arizona

      Meat Recalled in Arizona

      Several meats were recently recalled by SHSCO Manufacturing, of Phoenix, because they were not inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…

    • FDA Warns Of Diflucan Birth Defect Risk

      FDA Warns Of Diflucan Birth Defect Risk

      The long-term treatment of high doses of the antifungal drug Diflucan (fluconazole), during the first trimester of pregnancy, might cause birth defects, warns the U.S. Food and Drug…

    • Baby Paperboard Books Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

      Baby Paperboard Books Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

      Gund Baby Paperboard Books have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada due to stryroam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking hazard to small children.

      There have been three…

    • Intoxicated Scottsdale Man Smashes Three Patrol Cars

      Intoxicated Scottsdale Man Smashes Three Patrol Cars

      A rowdy scene at Jade Palace restaurant in Scottsdale ended with one arrest and five wrecked cars on Wednesday night.
      According to Scottsdale police, officers arrived at the restaurant and found…

    • Driver Arrested For Manslaughter In Fatal Crash

      Driver Arrested For Manslaughter In Fatal Crash

      The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal car accident on February, 8 in Scottsdale has been charged with manslaughter.
      The woman, 25, of Phoenix, was arrested last week after being treated…

    • Mandatory Closing Provisions Strictly Enforced in Real Estate Purchase Contracts

      Mandatory Closing Provisions Strictly Enforced in Real Estate Purchase Contracts

      That hissing sound you hear is not just air coming out of the real estate bubble, it’s the folks at Mining Investment Group, LLC (“MIG”) who today learned the importance of a mandatory closing date where a contract specifies that “time is of the essence.” The case, Mining Investment Group, LLC v. Roberts, shows just how strictly the courts will interpret real estate purchase contracts – indeed,…

    • No Personal Jurisdiction Over Across-the-Border Bar That Overserves Patron Killing Arizona Pedestrian

      No Personal Jurisdiction Over Across-the-Border Bar That Overserves Patron Killing Arizona Pedestrian

      Interesting and disappointing personal jurisdiction memo opinion from Division One, Womack v. KC Arena. In short, KC operates a bar on the Nevada side of the Arizona-Nevada border, over served a patron who then drove across the state line and killed an Arizona pedestrian. Moreover, plaintiffs asserted that KC employees knew the patron lived in Bullhead City and that he would return there after…

    • Arizona Supreme Court Holds Professional Negligence Against Insurance Agent is Assignable

      Arizona Supreme Court Holds Professional Negligence Against Insurance Agent is Assignable

      Surprising result in Webb v. Gittlen, a new opinion from the Arizona Supreme Court which holds that a professional negligence claim against an insurance agent is assignable. Although a long overdue holding, it highlights the badly misunderstood law concerning assignments, including the scope and justification of anti-assignment law (see my earlier article on Assignments vs. Liens in the…

    • Arizona Supreme Court Finds No Workers' Compensation Offset for Underinsured Motorist Coverage

      Arizona Supreme Court Finds No Workers' Compensation Offset for Underinsured Motorist Coverage

      Today the Arizona Supreme Court issued an opinion in Cundiff v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. which dealt with workers’ compensation offsets in underinsured motorist (UIM) claims.Pima County Deputy Sheriff Jean Cundiff was injured by a third-party while on the job, in her patrol car. Although she was paid certain workers’ compensation benefits, the third-party only carried $15,000 in…