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Arizona's high court clarifies expert witness qualifications in malpractice case

John Severance Oct. 31, 2017, 8:59am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has clarified questions about the qualifications of expert witnesses in deciding a medical malpractice case involving a patient who sustained bedsores after undergoing a surgery in 2011.

Though successful in arbitration, hospital can't bring suit against former CEO

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 1:03pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a hospital may not litigate against its former CEO claims that were permissive counterclaims in a previous arbitration.

Ariz. Supreme Court affirms judge's right to reduce jury verdict

David Hutton Jul. 20, 2017, 12:14pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that the constitutional right of jurors to determine a monetary award doesn’t preclude a judge from ruling their decisions as excessive.

Arizona Supreme Court reinstates wrongful death case against nursing home

Zachary Lewis Jul. 7, 2017, 10:05am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order granting summary judgment to health care provider ManorCare over the death of a patient.

Arizona court rules that patient owes a duty of reasonable care to caregivers

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 15, 2017, 8:17am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that former caregiver Jeanette M. Sanders, can proceed with her lawsuit against a former client, a disabled elderly man named Francis Alger she claims caused serious injuries after he neglected her warnings and fell on her.

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.