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42 U.S.C. § 1983—Excessive Force

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Feb 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

42  U.S.C.  §  1983—Excessive Force Villanueva v. State of Calif., D.C. No. 8:17-cv-01302-JLS-KES (January 28, 2021) (J. Warlaw) FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF PASSENGER IN CAR IS TERMINATED WHEN POLICE SHOOT AT THE CAR AND QUESTIO...

Volunteer to Help COVID Vaccine Delivery

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jan 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

From Pima County's website: "You can help make sure Pima County doesn't miss its shot. As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine accelerates, volunteers are needed to help staff the effort to get shots into our citizens' arms and protect our community against the virus. Volunteers at our vaccinatio...


Posted by Peter Akmajian | Jan 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

The recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has resulted in consequences for lawyers connected to the event.  One such person is John Eastman, who was a law professor at Chapman University.  He spoke at the “Save America” rally preceding the riot and assisted in several of the lawsuits challengin...

Fertility Fraud in the News

Posted by Dev Sethi | Dec 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dev Sethi's fertility fraud case was featured on the cover of the Tucson Weekly.  Over the counter, retail DNA testing revealed that our client's physician artificially inseminated her with his own sperm, instead of the anonymous donor sperm that he promised. “It is a gross betrayal of the trus...

Stress Management and Wellness: What day is it?

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Dec 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

"What day is it?" asked Pooh. "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. This short yet incredibly famous conversation between Pooh and Piglet is a simple reminder that what stands in front of us, at this very moment, is the most important thing. So important, in fact, that i...

Evidence & Torts: Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine/False Light Invasion of Privacy & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Dec 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Evidence & Torts: Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine/False Light Invasion of Privacy & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Christakis v. Deitsch, No. 1 CA-CV 19-0344 (App. Div. I, December 1, 2020) (J. Swann)

Fertility Fraud - An Abuse of Power and Trust

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

I have been working with University of Indiana Mauer College of Law professor Jody Madeira, investigating and prosecuting a case of fertility fraud.  What is fertility fraud? It is a recently discovered phenomenon of doctors who have secretly and without permission impregnated their patients thr...

Check Your Mail-In Ballot

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

Early voting in Arizona has started and voter enthusiasm is high. Already local officials have reported higher than average numbers of ballots being returned.  

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...

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