Remember to stop when children are boarding and exiting a school bus! With school buses in and out of neighborhoods throughout the year, drivers should expect to wait when the bus's stop sign arm is extended while children are boarding and exiting the bus. That seems an obvious point, but Arizon...
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Yesterday, Arizona's top law enforcement official declared that a century old statute criminalizing all abortion access, except where necessary to save the life of the woman, is the law in Arizona. This approach contradicts Governor Doug Ducey's statements that a newly passed bill allowing abor...
Adult Protective Services Act provides private right of action to vulnerable adults who suffer injury or death from neglect, abuse & exploitation & though doctors are not liable under statue, hospital where doctors provided care are in “enterprise” with doctors and potentially can be under the statue
Autonomous driving technology has arrived and is here to stay. Though it looks promising, it's still developing, and has become a hot topic, even in the legal sector. Though self-driving cars are inevitably the way of the future (and in the long run likely to be safer mechanisms for driving tha...
Trucking collisions – crashes that involve commercial vehicles, delivery trucks, 18 wheelers, buses, and other larger scale vehicles – are different than a typical car crash. The amount of evidence, both the paper trail and the electronic fingerprints left behind, dwarf what we see in a car w...
Trial court procedure of using innominate prospective & impaneled jurors does not violate the first amendment to the constitution
The short answer - YES. It's a major no-no. Electronics hold a deeply rooted place in our lives, even while we are sleeping. Researchers report that a majority of children, and a surprisingly high number of adults, admit to sleeping with a charging device in bed or under their pillow. Sleeping ...
Party who directs defamatory communications toward forum state & seeks t interfere with a contract entered into in that state is subject to personal jurisdiction in that state/ecclesiastical abstention doctrine does not apply where plaintiff seeks tort damages unrelated to the governing law of the church
Before you ride off into your summer vacation or take a spin in your RV, scooter, camper, ATV, off-road vehicle, or other recreational vehicle, you need to read these 10 safety tips.
Civil rights claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 & Bivens dismissed where allowing claim could undermine Border Security and where Congress has created other remedies
Florida’s Medicaid lien statute presumptively mandating that 37.5% of personal injury settlement is for past and future medical expenses is valid
Class Action for overtime wages brought by airline ramps supervisors exempt from Federal Arbitration Act because ramp supervisors belong to class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce
Crime victim statement absolutely immune from tort liability even when victim is police officer.
Foreseeability of injury does not create duty for design professional to persons not in privity.
High school graduation season is upon us. Already some local students have crossed the stage and moved their tassels. This time last year, my own daughter graduated from high school. It was a joyful and emotional few days, full of fun and celebration. But we also took a few minutes to understand the risks that come with the event.
When the weather heats up, pool days are right around the corner. Here are the top 10 pool safety tips that you need to know in order to have fun all summer long.
Acceptance of offer of judgement made after defendant’s motion for summary judgement was granted but before formal judgement signed is enforceable.
No one can fully prepare for an accident, but knowing these 6 steps to take after a motorcycle accident can help you in the long run.
ERISA does not preempt breach of contract, professional negligence & breach of warranty claims against 3rd party service provider in its performance of non-discretionary ministerial tasks which do not involve a central matter of plan administration
This week Ford Motor Company announced a recall of more than 250,000 Explorer SUVs in the United States because they can roll away unexpectedly while in the park position.
Consistency, dedication, and unparalleled compassion earned Ted Schmidt, Dev Sethi, and Peter Akmajian places on the 2022 Southwest Super Lawyers list!
March was Brain Injury Awareness Month, but maintaining brain health is important to consider year round. AZ Injury Law is taking this opportunity to bring attention to preventing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and to promote strategies to improve the quality of for persons living with TBI.
In their continued effort to make an impact on our community, Matt Schmidt and the Empower Coalition had the recent honor to present checks totaling $70,000 to seven worthwhile organizations who make the world a better place for the men and women who serve us.
Never be without your ID again. Arizona drivers can now store their driver’s license or state ID in their Apple Wallet. This new blog walks you through the process step by step.
Police shooting must be “objectively reasonable”—fourth amendment constitutional rights are violated if suspect is shot when posing no immediate threat to others/failure to give warning before shooting.