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Arizona SC rules $1.4 million late fee is an ‘unenforceable penalty’

Jessica Karmasek May 12, 2017, 10:34am

A majority of the state Supreme Court, in its April 25 decision, concluded the fee couldn’t reasonably predict the bank’s loss and did not “reasonably approximate” the costs of handling and processing the late balloon payment.

Arizona SC overturns ‘prevailing party’ definition in contract case

Laura Halleman Apr. 5, 2017, 11:03am

The state's highest court has redefined the term, altering a lower court's decision and allowing for attorney fees to be awarded.

Arizona Supreme Court to decide liability in take-home asbestos exposure case

Dee Thompson Mar. 16, 2017, 9:25am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court is considering whether a company should be liable for injuries caused by an employee taking home asbestos fibers on his clothing, years ago. It will hear oral arguments on April 25 in the case of Quiroz v. Alcoa.

Ariz. court rejects 'take-home' asbestos claims, feared limitless liability

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 26, 2016, 9:20am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona has joined the list of states refusing to allow claims for what's called "take-home" asbestos exposure.