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Arizona attorney general files appeal over state's Board of Regents tuition, student fees policy

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

PHOENIX — The state of Arizona has filed an appeal as it seeks to have its case against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), which is challenging the board's tuition and student fee raises policy, moved to the state's Supreme Court.

DePuy Orthopedics, and its parent Johnson and Johnson, settle suit with Arizona for $2.4 million

By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., along with its parent company Johnson & Johnson, will pay $2.4 million as part of a settlement with the State of Arizona to resolve claims of illegally marketing the company's metal-on-metal hip implant device.

World Nutrition alleges competitor's false advertising is likely to cause it injury

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – A nutraceuticals seller alleges a direct competitor's false advertising is likely to cause injury.

Arizona accuses Mercedes-Benz of emissions fraud for diesel cars

By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2019

PHOENIX — The state of Arizona has filed a lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and its parent company Daimler, alleging the companies defrauded customers by installing "defeat devices" on its diesel cars to show lower emission levels than were actually emitted by the vehicles.

Neiman Marcus reaches $1.5 million settlement with more than 40 states over 2013 data breach

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

PHOENIX — Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement with more than 40 states and the District of Columbia over charges the company failed to protect customers' card information that was compromised in a 2013 data breach.

OSHA cites U.S. Postal Service after heat-related death of Southern California postal worker

By Marian Johns | Jan 11, 2019

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif — The heat-related death of a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) worker has led to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citing of the Woodland Hills, California, post office including more than $140,000 in penalties.

Arizona Supreme Court upholds dismissal of suit against Medtronic, citing preemption under federal law

By Charmaine Little | Jan 9, 2019

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court for the State of Arizona held on Dec. 18 that federal law does block a lawsuit arising from allegations concerning the state’s common law failure-to-warn claim after a medical device company allegedly didn’t inform the Food and Drug Administration about unfavorable conditions in a medical device.

Arizona Supreme Court says law of state where Workers' Comp was paid determines assignment rights

By Charmaine Little | Jan 9, 2019

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Because a woman was awarded Workers’ Compensation benefits in a different state that doesn’t have automatic assignment provision, on Jan. 2, the Supreme Court for the State of Arizona reversed the decisions of two lower courts.

Ariz. SC: Using wastewater for fake snow at Snowbowl is not a 'public nuisance'

By Chandra Lye | Dec 13, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Despite the dissent of two Justices, the Supreme Court of Arizona has upheld a lower court decision over a public nuisance claim filed by the Hopi Tribe against a resort’s use of wastewater for snow making.

Ariz. SC explains its decision on defeated renewable energy ballot measure

By Chandra Lye | Dec 11, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona’s Supreme Court has issued a written explanation of its decision in a case that called into question the validity of a petition regarding a rejected renewable energy ballot measure.

Arizona deals judgment against landscaper who allegedly took more than $90,000 from customers

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

PHOENIX — An Arizona landscaper has received a $195,761 judgment from a state court for taking nearly $90,000 in prepayments from customers without providing services, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON PLLC: William "Bill" Wahoff inducted as Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is proud to announce the election of attorney William “Bill” Wahoff as a new Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Petition circulators have to appear in court for subpoenas, Arizona Supreme Court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Arizona has affirmed a trial court’s decision, saying petition circulators for a disqualified amendment should appear in court when they are given a subpoena.

Texas company must pay $400,000 for scamming high school students out of class trip

By Marian Johns | Dec 3, 2018

PHOENIX — The state of Arizona has obtained a more than $400,000 judgment against Texas-based EB Worldwide LLC for taking money from high school students for a Disneyland senior class trip and then canceling the trip without a warning or refund.

Brnovich maintains consumer privacy is priority while defending outside counsel as 'necessity'

By Glenn Minnis | Nov 30, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants Arizona residents to know he has a one-track mind when it comes to protecting their internet privacy rights.

British Airways, Iberia to pay $5.8 million for allegedly falsely reporting mail delivery times

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — British Airways and Iberia Airlines will pay $5.8 million to settle charges by the federal government that the airlines incorrectly reported internationally transported U.S. mail delivery times, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Lawsuit against Quaker Oats says 17 products contain chemical used in weed killer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges the makers of Quaker Oats products fail to disclose 17 of their products allegedly contains a weed killer.

Arizona carpet cleaning company allegedly violated Do Not Call laws, deceived customers

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

PHOENIX — Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against a carpet cleaning company, alleging violations of Do Not Call laws.

Arizona Supreme Court leaves Proposition 306 on Tuesday's ballot

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

PHOENIX — Proposition 306, the "Clean Election Account Uses and Commission Rulemaking Measure," will remain on Tuesday's ballot in Arizona, following a decision handed down by that state Supreme Court.

Critics: Computer era 'intruding' on bail decisions, producing 'devastating results'

By Amanda Robert | Oct 29, 2018

As the use of risk assessment to make pre-trial decisions like bail increases across the country, concerns over the tools used and their potential to hinder judicial discretion and perpetuate racial biases have also grown among criminal justice researchers, leaders and organizations.

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