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Jurisdiction to Enforce Settlement Agreement

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jurisdiction to Enforce Settlement Agreement Major v. Coleman, No. 2 CA-CV 2020-0081 (App. Div. II, May 5, 2021) (J. Eppich) https://www.appeals2.az.gov/decisions/CV20200081Opinion.pdf TRIAL COURT HAS JURISDICTION TO DISMISS AN ACTION WITH PREJUDICE UPON SETTLEMENT WHILE RETAINING AUTHORITY TO ...

Diversity Jurisdiction: Removal and Remand

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Apr 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Diversity Jurisdiction: Removal and Remand Academy of Country Music v. Continental Casualty Co., No. 20-55589 (9th Cir. March 22, 2021) (J.Callahan) https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/03/22/20-55589.pdf NOTICE OF REMOVAL TO FEDERAL COURT ON DIVERSITY GROUNDS DOES NOT REQUIRE P...

Arizona Opens COVID Vaccination Eligibility to All 16+

Posted by Dev Sethi | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Starting at 8am on Wednesday, March 22, 2021, registration at Arizona's state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties will be open to all Arizonans 16 and older. Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona can be found here. Those without computer acces...

St. Paddy's Day Brings Increased DUI Enforcement. Be Smart.

Posted by Dev Sethi | Mar 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

One year of covid restrictions combined with loosening restrictions at restaurants and bars makes for a power keg of excitement as St. Patrick's Day arrives. Businesses are primed to welcome back customers, and patrons are ready for a little bit of fun and reconnection. But just as there is some ...

Workers Compensation: Work Related Mental Injury

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Mar 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Workers Compensation: Work Related Mental Injury France v. The Industrial Comm'n, No. CV-20-0068 PR (March 2, 2021) (J. Gould) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Supreme/2021/CV200068PR-Amended.pdf WORK-RELATED MENTAL INJURY IS COMPENSABLE IF THE SPECIFIC EVENT CAUSING THE INJURY W...

Virtual Court Risk Exposed - Witness Intimidation

Posted by Dev Sethi | Mar 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

In a now deleted video of a live domestic abuse pre-trial hearing, viewers were able to see one of the main concerns of virtual/remote court proceedings play out in real time. Extreme threat to personal safety and security was at stake, and it was the quick thinking of the prosecutor and the poli...

Arizona Announces New Phase of COVID Protocols (3/5/21)

Posted by Dev Sethi | Mar 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Effective Friday, March 5, 2021, Arizona is in a next phase of COVID-19 protocols. Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order that spells out the changes, including: For businesses, physical distancing and mask protocols will remain in place, however, specific occupancy percentage limitatio...

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) https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/01/28/19-55225.pdf FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF PASSENGER IN CAR IS TERMINATED WHEN POLICE SHOOT AT THE CAR AND QUESTIO...

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