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Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian publishes a seasonal newsletter, Thinking – Connecting the Community with Current Issues, and makes it available to clients, friends, attorneys, and other interested parties. The articles are topical and designed to help you understand and meet some of the challenges of our complex society. We have tried to hold back on the "legalese," to provide a readable and relevant dialogue, and to give you information you can use. If you would like to receive a copy of Thinking by mail or email, please contact us at (520) 545-1674. We will be glad to add you to our mailing list. Or, you can sign up online right here.

January 2021

The Ongoing Saga of Rule 68 Offers of Judgment
COVID Litigation - Is it a Thing?
What are Frivolous Lawsuit?
A Crash Course on Wellness in the Final Push

January 2020

Before You Rent a Scooter, Protect Yourself Legally
Why You Need a Real ID& How to Get Yours Before the Deadline
Black Boxes in Medicine & the Implications for Malpractice Cases
AZ Supreme Court Finding Allows Businesses to Refuse Service to Same Sex Couples  

September 2019

Ride-hailing for Kids, Super Convenient or Uber Dangerous
AZ Extends Statute of Limitations to Bring Civil Actions for Childhood Sexual Abuse
Some Lienholders Taking Hard Line Approach to Reduction
Auto Manufacturers Not Required to Include Automated Safety Features in All Cars

June 2019

Electric Scooters
Opiate Epidemic
FASTAR Program

January 2019

Helping Local Athletics
Adding a New Driver to Your Insurance
Checking Your Doctor's License Status in Another State
Bar Liability For Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers 
Bench and Bar Program Updates

June 2018

Arizona Supreme Court Rules Liberty of Business Owners Trumps Risk of Harm to Children
Administrative Cuts No Answer for Education Woes
Questions Surround How Driverless Cars Will Impact Law
Juul - The Vape Device Parents Need to Know About

January 2018

Religion in the Courtroom
Clients & Lawyers - Rights & Obligations
The Costs & Benefits of a Structured Settlement
Injured on the Job

October 2017

Peter Akmajian Joins the Firm
Government Lawsuits
Law Enforcement Liability
Vulnerable Adult Law

April 2017

Sexual Predation
Video Depositions
The Myth of the Frivolous Medical Malpractice
The Pain Mystery
Special CLE for Litigators Seminar

January 2017

Arbitration Rules
Consumer Safety
Important Rule Changes
Dangerous Medical Problems

September 2017

Nursing homes
Drug-free pain treatment
Following up on test results
Reducing the severity of concussions
New civil rules
Taking control of your stress

May 2016

$17 Million asbestos verdict
Medical treatment struggles
Googling in the courtroom
Driving dangers with Snapchat
Takata airbag recall
Clear communication with doctors

January 2016

Hover boards
Over treatment
Medical liens
Rules of Civil Procedure

August 2015

Picking the right doctor or hospital
The importance of good medical records
Dealing with insurance companies
Arizona Law Update: DUI, road design and UIM coverage

March 2015

Child Protection
Medical Mistake Prevention
Civil Rights Violations
Drug Manufacturer Liability
Lessons from the Podcast: Serial

September 2014

Car Maker Dishonesty
Social Media
Multi-sport Training
Informed Consent
The VA Scandal
UIM Coverage

April 2014
Identity Theft
Last Wills and Testaments
The Importance of UM/UIM

October 2013
Ted Schmidt Sues State
Supreme Court Protects Big Pharma
Protect Your Vital Health Information
Dog Law
Flood Waters Vs. Surface Waters

May 2013
The Forgotten Insurance Coverage You Cannot Afford Not to Have
Medical Malpractice Reform Has Only Confused the Rules of the Road
Legislative Update: The Collateral Source Bill
If the Agreement Governs, the Agreement Governs
Ben Bells Celebrates 10 Years of Kindness

February 2013
When is Your Treating Doctor An Expert in Court?
Three Tips For Doctors
How To Choose A Doctor
Decide to Bring A Lawsuit

Past issues of Thinking:

September 2012
Merit Selection of Judges
Hospital Malpractice
Medicare Moving Toward Self-Payment
Proposed Medical Device Tracking

June 2012
Courts in Conflict
Mixed Messages
Non Party at Fault
Be An Advocate
Dog Law

May 2011
Trial Victory
Why Marry?
Mayhem Reigns
Summer Drowning
Kss-law Happenings

May 2010
Is Strict Liabilities Law Dead or Dying in Arizona?
KSS in Fourth Year of Offering Internship Program to Undergrads
My Mock Trial Experiences
Summer's Coming

May 2009
Finding a Good Nursing Home
Grisham Novel Imitates Real Life
Supreme Court Compromises Malpractice Victim's Rights

September 2008
ERISA Plans Dodge Responsibility
Supreme Court Strengthens Individual Rights
Congress Moves to Ban Toxins in Toys

June 2008
Taking the strict out of product liability law
NHTSA falls short again in increasing roof safety for autos
The changing landscape of product liability law
Community: highlights

December 2007
KBSDS is proud to sponsor the Tucson Soccer Academy
Promoting youth sports for 45 years: the Tucson Conquistadores
Giving back gives back – the more you give the better you feel
The Tucson Children's Museum – there are lots of new things to see and do
Community: reaching out

September 2007
Identity theft – protecting yourself from the crime of the 21st century
Protecting them – Arizona teens to face new driving restrictions
Recall – unsafe motor vehicles
Scammer alert – scammers and thieves are out to get your money
Community: reaching out

Past issues of Perspectives:

June 2007
The first 15 minutes after your car accident
Make your auto insurance coverage work for you
More on recalling unsafe products: The FDA's role
Planning ahead for the unexpected
KBSDS in the community

March 2007
End run to limit victims' rights
Road hazards – investigating and identifying dangerous cars
Why isn't my defective lawnmower case garden variety case?
Recalling unsafe products: The CPSC's role
KBSDS in the community

December 2006
The summary jury trial – an effective option?
How to protect yourself and your family from medical errors
Insurance companies expect huge profits
Choosing the right college at the right price
Some thoughts on instant replay in NCAA football

September 2006
A word with the coach
Bicycle helmets: Inexpensive lifesavers
How to have safe off-road fun
Hospitals aim to slash death rates
Plaintiff's lawsuits KO'd by medical liens?
Citrus: Not always good for you

June 2006
Insurance reform
Tips for a safe summer
Arizona's newest medical records law
Insurance bad faith

March 2006
Insurance reform – not malpractice damage caps – will work
Choosing a doctor
"I thought my health insurance already paid for this?"
Organ donation
State champs!
Can vitamin D stop Multiple Sclerosis?

December 2005
Politics threatens Arizona's fair & impartial judiciary
Arizona Supreme Court protects citizens from boilerplate release forms
Harsher penalties for uninsured motorists
In focus: Breast Cancer

July 2005
Kids and car's the law
KBSDS convinces court to reinstate largest Lasik eye verdict ever
The latest developments in Lasik eye surgery cases
Save a life this summer: protect children from drowning
Caring for your tires is caring for your car
Stepping up to the plate...

March 2005
"Yes Savanna, daddy is a trial lawyer"
How to choose the right nursing home
Why you should keep a camera in your car

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