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SSA Proud to Support Tucson's Champions

Posted by Dev Sethi | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the years we have been fortunate to be in a position to support Tucson's champions. We believe that many life lessons are learned playing a high school sport. Poise, dedication, sacrifice, humility, fearlessness and so much more. Last night we were proud to gift the Sunnyside boy's soccer ...

Operation Varsity Blues Update: Donation v. Bribe.

Posted by Dev Sethi | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Robert Zangrillo faces felony charges for paying $250,000 to get his daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake athlete.  Recently unsealed court records outline his defense -- his money was a donation, no different than those made by presumably many other families to grease th...

Torts: Qualified Immunity of Police Officers

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Torts: Qualified Immunity of Police Officers City of Caldwell v. Winfield, D.C. No. 1:16-cv-00359 (9th Cir. July 25, 2019) (J. Graber) WHERE POLICE OFFICER BELIEVED HE HAD PERMISSION TO ENTER PLAINTIFF'S HOME TO CONDUCT SEA...

Torts: Implied Obstacle Preemption

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Torts: Implied Obstacle Preemption        Dashi v. Nissan N.A., Inc, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0389 (App. Div. I, June 13 2019) (J. Weinzweig) NHTSA'S REFUSAL TO REQUIRE ADVANC...

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Jun 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our Summer 2019 Newsletter has been released! We cover the following topics: 'Making Sense of Concussion' by Dev Sethi 'Electronic Scooter Rental Headed for Tucson' by Matt Schmidt 'Pima County's Pilot Fastar Program Withstands Constitutional Challenge' by Ted Schmidt  'Arizona Doctors Deli...

How to Pause Google's Tracking of You

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week I wrote about the powerful ways your cell phone betrays your every confidence.  Google is one of many technology companies that collects and monetizes your personal information.  Remember, if you aren't paying for the product, you are the product. Here are some simple steps you can tak...

Your Phone Betrays You

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

I'm currently binging the podcast "To Live and Die in LA."  It's the telling of a real-time investigation into the disappearance of Adea Shabani, a Hollywood model from her LA apartment in March 2018.  Journalist Neil Strauss, who writes books and magazine articles, guides us through his invest...

American College of Trial Lawyers Give Seminar on Damages

Posted by Matt Schmidt | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers put on a great seminar today: “DAMAGES: It's All About the Money. How to Get it. How to Keep it.” Among the speakers were Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian's own Ted Schmidt and Peter Akmajian, who spoke about punitive damages and wrongful death damage...

Ride-Sharing -- Would you let your kids ride by themselves?

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's not an easy call.  Plus, there are rules. In high school, Blue Bird Taxi was my life-line. I was a boarding student in a small mountain town in Western North Carolina.  A phone call and 30 minute wait brought a light-blue sedan to Asheville School Road.  Sometimes alone, and more often with...

Steven M. Gootter Foundation Saves Lives

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Steven M. Gootter Foundation is dedicated to saving lives by defeating sudden cardiac death through increased awareness, education, scientific research and the distribution of AEDs. The Foundation, established by his loving family and friends, is dedicated to this mission in memory of Ste...

Hands Free Arizona Is Here

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Surrounded by Arizonans touched by the tragedy of distracted driving, Governor Doug Ducey signed into law Arizona's statewide prohibition on using electronic devices while driving.  This texting while driving ban has been brewing in the legislature for 12 years.  In 2007, then Representative Stev...

Air Bag Recall Expands to Include 12.3M Vehicles

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Air bags that may not inflate can be found in vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler from model years 2010-2019. This morning's AP wire reports: Auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 millio...

Make It Stop - Put an End to (or just slow down) Robocalls

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

The number of robocalls polluting our days is skyrocketing.  With easy technology that allows these calls to come from fake numbers and despite some regulators efforts to stem the tide, they are multiplying exponentially.  YouMail, a subscription app that attempts to stem these intrusions, publis...

Don't Ride with your Feet on the Dash - Ever

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Riding in the front seat, windows down, and your feet on the dash -- it's a romantic road-trip image.  Maybe some Tom Petty playing.  It's what summer adventures are made of, right? Do not do it. Everything else is great -- but do not put your feet on the dash.  And make sure to warn your kids ...

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