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September 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Sep 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our September 2020 has arrived! Our attorneys cover the following topics: 'Court Says School May Be Liable for the Off-Campus Murder of a Student' by Ted Schmidt 'Remote Depositions Are Here to Stay & Why I'm All for It' by Dev Sethi 'Jury Trials in the COVID Era' by Peter Akmajian 'Has a S...

Torts—Proximate Cause in Dramshop Action

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Sep 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Torts—Proximate Cause in Dramshop Action Torres v. JAI Dining Services Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 19-0544 (App. Div. I, July 16, 2020) (J. Winthrop) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2020/1%20CA-CV%2019-0544%20-%20Torres.pdf WHERE DRIVER BECOMES INTOXICATED AT BAR THEN DRIVES HOME, SL...

Evidence: Sham Affidavit Doctrine

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Sep 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Evidence: Sham Affidavit Doctrine Perdue v. La Rue, No. 1 CA-CV 19-0657 (App. Div. I, September 3, 2020) (J. Howe) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2020/CV%2019-0657%20Perdue%20v.%20La%20Rue.pdf SHAM AFFIDAVIT DOCTRINE REQUIRES COURT TO DISREGARD AFFIDAVIT FILED IN CONTRADIC...

Restitution Caps and Victim’s Rights

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Aug 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Restitution Caps and Victim's Rights Slayton v. State, No. CR-19-0118-PR (August 4, 2020) (J. Brutinel) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Supreme/2020/CR190118PR.pdf CAP ON AMOUNT OF RESTITUTION DEFENDANT MAY BE LIABLE TO PAY IN PLEA AGREEMENT WITHOUT VICTIM'S CONSENT VIOLATES VIC...

Evidence—Machine Produced Video Not Hearsay

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jul 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Evidence—Machine Produced Video Not Hearsay State v. Stuebe, No. 1CA-CR 19-0032 (App. Div. I, June 30, 2020) (J. Morse) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2020/CA-CR%2019-0032%20State%20v%20Stuebe%20OP%20-%20FINAL.pdf AUTOMATED E-MAIL & MACHINE PRODUCED VIDEO NOT HEARSAY BECAU...

Missing Money?! Unclaimed Property?!

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jun 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The State of Arizona sent me a check for $60.84 this week. It was for unclaimed money that was owed to me, and for one reason or another the entity that owed me the money sent it to the state for my benefit.  This is not a tax refund or other governmental benefit. It is money that was due to me...

Maricopa County Court to Hold Remote Trial

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week put a quick end to any lingering doubt that important business must wait because of COVID related shelter orders and slowdowns of regular operations.  The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a wholly remote/video-conference based hearing address...

Remote Depositions in the Time of COVID - Rule 30(b)(4)

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

This blog collects trial court orders allowing remote video depositions over the objection of a party.  Check back for updates.  The COVID 19 health crisis continues.  Courthouses around the nation are operating with skeleton staff to protect the health and welfare of both court staff and the ge...

May 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Matt Schmidt | May 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our May 2020 has arrived! Our attorneys cover the following topics: 'A Path to Happiness' by Dev Sethi  'Good News for Those Having Trouble Serving Their Lawsuit' by Ted Schmidt 'A Journey to the Canal Du Midi' by Peter Akmajian 'Three Things that Make Me Happy About Being Stuck at Home' by...

Liability and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a previous blog, I talked about important factors we consider in evaluating a case. One of the keys is insurance. Today I focus on two common types insurance coverage available under your personal auto insurance policy - how they are different, and how they protect you and your family. Let's ...

Three Keys to Case Selection

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today I am talking about three important factors we evaluate when considering whether a case is right for us. Liability.  This is the basic question of who did what wrong.  One simple example, an automobile collision where the other driver ran a red light.  It's obvious who did what wrong.  But ...

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