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Torts: Duty of Behavioral Health Professionals Performing Screenings for Involuntary Treatment to Report Suspected Abuse or Neglect

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Nov 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Avitia v. Crisis Preparation & Recovery Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 21-0083 (App. Div. I, November 8 2022) (J. Bailey) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2022/1%20CA-CV%2021-0083%20Avitia.pdf ABSENT FACTS A MINOR IS CURRENTLY OR IN THE PAST A VICTIM OF INJURY, ABUSE OR NEGLECT THERE IS N...

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EXPERT WITNESS CHALLENGES

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Nov 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the trial of medical malpractice cases, plaintiffs must present expert testimony to support key elements of the case.  These elements are whether the defendant health care provider breached the standard of medical care and whether such breach was a cause of the plaintiff's injury. Experts are...

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Top 5 Truck Driver Behaviors Linked to Future Crashes

Posted by Dev Sethi | Nov 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Safety experts have identified five behaviors as strong indicators of future crash involvement. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) analyzed more than 580,000 individual truck driver records and identified more than 25 different violations and convictions that increased the like...

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Arbitration Award Binding/Attorneys’ Fees

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Oct 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Arbitration Award Binding/Attorneys' Fees McGill v. Ball, No. 1 CA-CV 21-0580 (App. Div. I, October 11, 2022) (J. Paton) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2022/1%20CA-CV%2021-0580%20McGill.pdf ARBITRATION AWARD FOLLOWING ARBITRATION IN CONTRAST TO MEDIATION IS BINDING/ATTORNE...

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Insurance: “Actual Cash Value” &  Depreciation

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Oct 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Insurance: “Actual Cash Value” &  Depreciation Walker v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., No. Cv-21-0236-CQ (September 27, 2022) (j. King) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Supreme/2022/CV210236CQ.pdf HOMEOWNER'S POLICY THAT ALLOWS FOR DEPRECIATION IN CALCULATING “ACTUAL CASH VALUE” ALLOWS F...

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Finding the Right Lawyer to Fit Your Needs

Posted by Dev Sethi | Sep 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you or a loved one experiences a serious injury or must face an unthinkable tragedy that requires a personal injury attorney, the process can seem overwhelming, especially when you're already dealing with so much.   Anyone who has been seriously injured in an accident or worse needs the hel...

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Legislative Privilege

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Sep 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Legislative privilege protects against public records disclosure pertaining to legislature conducting any activities within the jurisdiction of the court including election audits

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Dry Shampoo + Heat = Explosion

Posted by Dev Sethi | Aug 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you or someone you know keeps dry shampoo in their bag or in their car, be cautious. That innocent looking bottle of shampoo may require a little extra care so it doesn't cause a serious accident. 

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