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Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian Listed by Best Lawyers 2019

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Aug 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that our partners have been recognized by Best Lawyers for 2019!  Ted Schmidt has been recognized for personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice Dev Sethi has been recognized for personal injury and products liability  Peter Akmaijian has been recog...

Workers Comp Lien—Apportionment of Fault

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Aug 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Workers Comp Lien—Apportionment of Fault Twin City Fire Ins. Co. v. Leija, __Ariz. Adv. Rep. __ No. CV-17-0280-PR (App. Div. I, August 2, 2018) (J. Pelander) TORT VICTIM HAS NO RIGHT TO POST-SETTLEMENT APPORTIONMENT OF EMPLOYER'S FAULT HEARING TO REDUCE WORKERS COMPENSATION LIEN AGAINST SETTLEM...

Register to Vote! - Deadline is July 30

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jul 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is a reminder to register to vote! July 30, 2018 is the registration deadline to vote in Arizona's primary election.  The primary election will be held on August 28, 2018. Got to www.servicearizona.com and click "Voter Registration" to register.  Don't sleep on this essential right of citi...

Arizona Public Records Law -- Requesting Public Records

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jul 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln closed the most famous political speech in American history by describing our nation's rebirth as a "government of the people, by the people, for the people."  That fervent pledge of people's rule in the Gettysburg Address is at the heart of public records law w...

Insurance—Single Occurence

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Insurance—Single Occurrence Cincinnati Indem. Co. v. Southwestern Line Constructors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program, 792 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 20 (App. Div. I, May 31, 2018) (J. Perkins) SINGLE EVENT CAUSED BY SEVERAL INDEPENDENT ACTS IS A “SINGLE OCCURRENCE” WHERE INSURANCE POLICY DEFINES “O...

Do I have a Case? Part III

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Jun 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Though the evaluation of every case is unique, three primary elements come into play in almost every single one. In Part I of this series, I discussed the first element: liability. To have a case, the wrongdoer's actions have to be considered unreasonable and unacceptable by society and law. If l...

Underinsured Motorist Coverage Under Multiple Policies

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jun 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Underinsured Motorist Coverage Under Multiple Policies Hanfelder v. Geico Indemnity Co., 791 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 33 (App. Div. I, May 22, 2018) (J. Thompson) IN ORDER TO REQUIRE INSURED TO CHOOSE ONLY ONE UIM COVERAGE FROM MULTIPLE POLICIES WRITTEN BY SEPARATE AFFILIATED INSURANCE COMPANIES, INSURE...

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall on Kratom

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jun 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

'For the first time the FDA has exercised its expanded recall authority granted under the 2011 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, releasing a mandatory recall order for any Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC product containing the herbal supplement kratom. Kratom—a plant that grows in eastern Asia—previ...

Dev Sethi Files Notice of Claim Against TUSD

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

On February 1, a Tucson Unified School District bus driver ran a red light at the intersection of Ft. Lowell and Swan.  As he sped through intersection, he struck and killed Kerry ODonnell.  Kerry was crossing the street, with the walk signal in a marked crosswalk. She was half way across the ...

Diversity Jurisdiction: Amount in Controversy

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | May 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Diversity Jurisdiction: Amount in Controversy Chavez v. JP Morgan Chase amp; Co., No. 16-55957 (9th Cir., April 20, 2018) (J. Bybee) AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY FOR DIVERSITY JURISDICTION DETERMINATION IS NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES INCURRED AT TIME OF REMOVAL BUT IS DETERMINED BY THE OPERATIVE COMPLAINT...

How to Ensure You Don't Miss Your Flight in 2020

Posted by Matt Schmidt | May 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is spreading the word early and encouraging residents who travel to obtain an Arizona Voluntary Travel ID. Standard IDs like a driver license will not be accepted by the Transportation Security Administration beginning in October of ...

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