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DBT Yuma LLC v. Yuma County Airport Auth.
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: CV-15-0019-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: DBT Yuma subleased property at the Yuma International Airport from the Yuma County Airport Authority - a nonprofit corporation that operated the airport under a lease from Yuma County - and operated a fixed base operatio...

Dobson v. Hon. Crane McClennen
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0313-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners were each charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI). Count two alleged a violation of Ariz. Rev. Stat. 28-1381(A)(3), which prohibits driving a vehicle while there is cannabis (marijuana) o...

Ariz. Dep’t of Water Res. v. Hon. Crane McClennen
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: CV-15-0223-SA

Justia Opinion Summary: Freeport Minerals Corporation (Freeport) filed applications with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) to sever certain water rights appurtenant to land in Mohave County and transfer them to a wellfield to be...

State v. Lynch
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: CR-12-0359-AP

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and burglary. The jury returned a death verdict for the murder. The Supreme Court remanded for a new penalty-phase proceeding...

Lewis v. Debord
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0293-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Lewises obtained a default money judgment against the MacKeans and recorded their judgment, attempting to create a lien on the MacKeans’ real property. Neither the initial recording nor the renewal affidavit subseque...

Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: CR-12-0535-AP

State v. Leteve
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: CR-12-0535-AP

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder for murdering his two young sons. The jury sentenced Defendant to death for each murder. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convicti...

State v. Roseberry
Date: July 27, 2015
Docket Number: CR-14-0277-PC

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions and sentences. Defendant later filed a petition for post-conviction relief (PCR), a...

Carranza v. Madrigal
Date: July 22, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0192-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Martha and Mario Madrigal sued the City of Mesa. After the case was settled by the Madrigals’ second attorney, Raymond Slomski, the Madrigals’ first attorney, Edward Fitzhugh, assigned his rights under the parties’ conti...

Stenz v. Indus. Comm’n of Ariz.
Date: July 20, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0298-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Stenz suffered a workplace injury. His employer’s insurance carrier, Pinnacle Risk Management, accepted Stenz’s claim and paid the benefits. Stenz subsequently died, and his widow, Elizabeth Stenz, filed a claim...

State v. Rojo-Valenzuela
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: CR-14-0364

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant in this criminal case moved to suppress the pretrial identification of a police officer that responded to an emergency call. The trial judge denied the motion to suppress without making any findings regardi...

Roberto F. v. Dep’t of Child Safety
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0256

Justia Opinion Summary: The juvenile court terminated the parental rights of Father to his two children. Father appealed. While the appeal was pending, the juvenile court ordered the children’s adoption. Thereafter, the court of appeals reverse...

Wilks v. Manobianco
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0260

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Ariz. Rev. Stat. 20-259.01, insurers must offer uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage to their insureds and may prove compliance by having their insureds sign a Department of Insurance (D...

Fleming v. Dep’t of Pub. Safety
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0315

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was Ariz. Rev. Stat. 12-820.02(A)(7), under which public entities and employees enjoy qualified immunity from liability for an injury to a motor vehicle driver that is attributable to the driver’s v...

Robertson v. Alling
Date: June 24, 2015
Docket Number: CV-14-0246

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sued Respondents. Respondents, represented by counsel, made a settlement offer. The offer subsequently expired. Respondents’ counsel later extended a new settlement offer with terms that mirrored the prior of...

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