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

By Dee Thompson | Mar 16, 2017

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

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Oct 26, 2016

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

Ariz. SC justice plans to retire this month; search for replacement already has begun

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 2, 2015

Justice Rebecca White Berch submitted her formal notice of retirement to the governor Monday.

Ariz. SC OKs legislature's seizure of mortgage settlement funds for budget

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 26, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) -- The Arizona Supreme Court said this week that the state legislature wasn't wrong to take $50 million from a court-ordered trust fund set up to help residents hurt by the foreclosure crisis.

Obama nominates four to Ariz. federal court

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 20, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- On Thursday, President Barack Obama nominated four Arizonans -- two judges, a career prosecutor and the first female Native American to be named a U.S. attorney -- to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Ariz. SC rejects new judicial merit selection law

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 16, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) -- The Arizona Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, overturned a new law that changes the selection process for judicial candidates in the state.

Groups urge Ariz. SC to reject new judicial merit selection law

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 9, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) -- The Brennan Center for Justice and Justice at Stake filed an amicus brief this week in support of a petition asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn a new law that changes the selection process for judicial candidates.

Ariz. SC clarifies Prop 204 decisions

By Nathan Bass | Jan 30, 2013

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court has released a pair of opinions explaining decisions it made on two actions regarding the state's language describing Proposition 204, a tax initiative which was rejected by the people of Arizona in the November election.

Senate confirms Ariz. SC justice to Ninth Circuit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 13, 2012

Hurwitz WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz was confirmed to a federal appeals court Tuesday.

Ariz. SC makes decision in AG's case against AutoZone

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 23, 2012

Hurwitz PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled last week that the state's Consumer Fraud Act provides for restitution to consumers, but not a direct disgorgement to the state attorney general.

Ariz. SC: Jury may award no damages in wrongful death suits

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 18, 2012

Pelander PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that a jury may award no damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, even if the claimants' trial testimony on damages is unopposed, if it deems that award to be "fair and just."

Ariz. SC: Bus company has duty to exercise 'reasonable' care

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 5, 2012

Hurwitz PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a woman's lawsuit against a city bus company and its driver.

Judicial group opposes Ninth Circuit nominee

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 29, 2012

Hurwitz WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A group aimed at "judicial renewal" is opposing U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit nominee Andrew David Hurwitz.

Ariz. SC justice nominated to federal appeals court

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 4, 2011

Hurwitz WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama has nominated Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew David Hurwitz to serve on a federal appeals court.

Ariz. SC rules for truckers in class action

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 8, 2011

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - A ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court means that truckers working for Swift Transportation who claim they are being paid for fewer miles than they actually drive can take their case to trial.

Ariz. Justices say parents liable for son's accident

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 7, 2011

Pelander PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) -- The Arizona Supreme Court ruled this week that a teen's parents were liable for their son's actions after he drove without their permission, collided with another car and seriously injured its driver.

Ariz. SC rules in wrongful death case of Grammy winner

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 30, 2011

Preston PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court says a plaintiff is not required to show that an initial failure to name the real party in interest resulted from an understandable mistake or difficulty in identifying the proper party.

Ariz. courts have no jurisdiction over Calif. defendants

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 26, 2011

Hurwitz PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a lower court judgment dismissing claims against a California corporation, Integrated Resources, and its CEO, saying it lacks jurisdiction over them.

Election roundup: Iowa voters oust three justices

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 3, 2010

Ternus DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Voters in Iowa ousted three state Supreme Court justices who helped make same-sex marriage in the state legal.

Ariz. SC strikes down secret ballot measure

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 3, 2010

Pelander PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona's Supreme Court recently ruled a controversial ballot measure, backed by the state's Legislature and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, was unconstitutional in its original form.

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