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ROBERT GRAHAM v. FRANK TAMBURRI
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: CV-16-0143-AP/EL
United Behavioral Health v. Maricopa Integrated Health Sys.  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0239-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Medicare Part C, 42 U.S.C. 1395w-21 et seq., permits enrollees to obtain Medicare-covered healthcare services from private healthcare organizations and their third-party contractors. The Employee Retirement Income Securi...

First Am. Title Ins. Co. v. Johnson Bank  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0244-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: First American Title Insurance Company issued two title insurance policies to Johnson Bank for two properties that secured the Bank’s loans. The policies failed to disclose encumbrances that allegedly affected the value...

State v. Pedroza-Perez  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0312-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with importation of marijuana, transportation of marijuana for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Before trial, Defendant notified the court that he intended to raise a duress defense by te...

Residential Util. Consumer Office v. Arizona Corp. Comm’n  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0281-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Arizona Water Company (AWC), a utility company, sought a rate increase and proposed a step-increase mechanism that would allow the Arizona Corporation Commission to adjust rates between full rate cases. The rate increase...

David C. v. Alexis S.  
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0302-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: When A.C. was born, Mother signed an affidavit of paternity falsely stating that A.C.’s father was unknown. Mother also signed a consent to adoption in favor of Petitioners. When Petitioners found no notice of claim of p...

State v. Maciel  
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0346-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers detained Defendant, who was sitting on a curb outside a vacant building, and questioned him about a suspected burglary. Defendant admitted to the burglary and was arrested. Before his trial, Defendant mov...

Cramer v. Hon. Starr  
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0317-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: A car driven by Courtney Cramer rear-ended a vehicle in which Tammy Munguia was a passenger. The next year, Munguia had surgery on her back to treat her persistent low back pain that resulted from the accident. The surge...

State v. Sisco  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0265-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on the odor of marijuana emanating from a storage warehouse, police officers obtained a warrant to search a unit in the warehouse. In the ensuing search, the officers seized marijuana growing equipment and hundreds...

State v. Cheatham  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0286-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers stopped Defendant’s vehicle for unlawful window tinting. Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with Defendant, the officers noticed an odor of burnt marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The of...

State v. Jurden  
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0236-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: After Defendant resisted, two police officers subdued and handcuffed him. The resistance and arrest formed one uninterrupted course of conduct. Defendant was indicted on two counts of resisting arrest under Ariz. Rev. St...

Arizona v. Gray  
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0293-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: An undercover police officer approached Gray at a bus stop and, in a secretly-recorded conversation, asked if Gray could help him get some crack cocaine. Gray agreed to obtain 20 dollars’ worth of cocaine for a 10-dollar...

Arizona v. Goudeau  
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: CR-11-0406-AP

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of nine counts of first degree murder, among other crimes. The trial court imposed nine death sentences for the murders. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions and...

State v. Goudeau  
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: CR-11-0406-AP

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty on sixty-seven counts, including nine counts of first-degree murder. The jury returned death verdicts on all nine murder charges. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the...

First Am. Title Ins. Co. v. Johnson Bank  
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0244-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: First American Title Insurance Company issued title insurance policies to Johnson Bank for properties that secured the Bank’s loans. The policies failed to list covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) that prohib...

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