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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 ...

Stress Management and Wellness: Ask Why

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Apr 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three lawyers are asked why they work. The first one says, “To earn my next paycheck.” The second one says, “To continue growing my practice. The last one says, “To help other people.”                 The first attorney is describing his job.  The second attorney is describing her career. The th...

Arizona Allows for Remote Notary

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

Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced an Executive Order that allows Arizonans to get documents notarized remotely, while ensuring secure and effective verification processes.  Until this order, notaries and signers were required to complete the notarization pro...

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