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The Legalities of Kneeling in the NFL

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Oct 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the record, this article is not motivated in any way to take a specific moral or political stance on what have been  extremely controversial issues. The intent is to  clarify what the law is in a social media atmosphere that has made it hard to understand.  A lot has been stated regarding wha...

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian Fall 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Oct 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Schmidt, Sethi amp; Akmajian Fall 2017 Newsletter is here! We welcome our new attorney Peter Akmajian as he helps formulate our new firm. We discuss his impressive background along with:  Your rights when it comes to being injured by a government worker Law Enforcement Liability and Sect...

A New Arizona Law Firm

Posted by Dev Sethi | Sep 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce the formation of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian, a new Arizona law firm.  We welcome Peter Akmajian, and are happy to share our news with you. 

Stress Relief 101 by Matt Schmidt

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Matt Schmidt recently gave a presentation to law students at the James E. Rogers College of Law. He offered his advice on how to reduce stress and increase happiness in order to become more productive and successful.

Beware of Fake Equifax Agents Calling You

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Sep 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission have issued a warning about Equifax phishing scams. The Hill (9/14, Chalfant, 1.68M) reports the FTC “issued an alert Thursday warning consumers to beware of phone calls from individuals purporting to be Equifax representatives ...

What Does the Equifax Data Breach Mean to Me?

Posted by Dev Sethi | Sep 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Equifax announced a cyber security incient potentially impacted 143 million customers in the United States.  Equifax is a large, publicly traded credit reporting company.  It aggregates sensitive information on nearly every adult in the country.  This is a big deal.  Equifax did itse...

Different Ways Your Claim is Resolved

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Aug 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most people who come into our office have never been involved in a legal dispute before. They are often surprised to learn how many different ways their case might be resolved throughout the process. They are also surprised to learn  the majority of the cases will be resolved without requiring a ...

Beware Of The Dangerous Combination Of Sports Supplements And Dehydration In Our Hot Arizona Weather

Posted by James D. Campbell | Aug 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young Arizona athletes already place significant stress on their bodies by working out our extreme heat. This stress is compounded by the use of creatine and protein supplements. Together, they can be a toxic combination that can cause severe injuries due to dehydration and muscle breakdown. The Academy of Orthopedics warned, “It may be dangerous to take creatine supplements while undergoing dehydration (for example, for wrestling competition) or when trying to lose weight.”

Civil Procedure—Timeliness of Notice of Claim

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Civil Procedure—Timeliness of Notice of Claim Cruz v. City of Tucson, 770 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 8 (App. Div. II, August 1, 2017) (J. Vasquez) NOTICE OF CLAIM MUST BE FILED WITHIN 180 DAYS OF WHEN PLAINTIFF KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW SHE HAS BEEN DAMAGED AND THE CAUSE, SOURCE, ACT, EVENT, INSTRU...

Taylor Swift on Cross Examination

Posted by Dev Sethi | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A civil trial in Denver that pits Taylor Swift against a disgraced radio DJ is shining a light on Taylors meet and greets and the abuse performers - especially female performers - are susceptible to.  Her testimony is a masterclass in dealing with aggressive cross examination. In 2013 Taylor wa...

CLE Fast Track Trials Training and Seminars by the PCBA

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Beginning on October 1, 2017, the Superior Court in Pima County will launch a three-year pilot program designed to resolve less complicated civil claims through the Fast Trial and Alternative Resolution Program (“FASTAR”).  Ted Schmidt will be one of the hosts for the training session in August ...

Civil Procedure: Remittitur and Additur

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jul 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Soto v. Sacco, __Ariz. Adv. Rep. __ No. CV-16-0136-PR (July 13, 2017) (J. Lopez) TRIAL COURT HAS DISCRETION UNDER RULE 59(a)&(i) TO ISSUE REMITTITUR OR ADDITUR OF JURY VERDICT IF IT ADEQUATELY STATES THE GROUNDS AND EXPLAINS ITS RULING WITH SUFFICIENT PARTICULARITY TO AVOID SPECULATION AS TO...

Torts: Elements of Abuse of Vulnerable Adult Claim

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jul 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Delgado v. Manor Care of Tucson,  767 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 47 (June 20, 2017)(J. Gould) VULNERABLE ADULT CLAIMS UNDER APSA NO LONGER REQUIRE PROOF THE ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE IS LINKED TO SERVICE THE CAREGIVER RENDERS DUE TO RECEPIENT'S INCAPACITY AND RELATED TO THE PROBLEM(S) CAUSED BY THE INCAPACITY ...

Firm Sponsored Charity "Engage" Off to a Great Start

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jun 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi takes pride in playing an active role in trying to make our local community a better place to live in. From Tucson Soccer Academy (Ted Schmidt) to Ben's Bells (Dev Sethi) to little league baseball (Jim Campbell), we encourage all of our lawyers to get involved. As pres...

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