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US AIRWAYS INC v QWEST CORPORATION et al
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: CV-16-0027-PR
State v. Adair  
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0337-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the warrantless search of the residence of Defendant, a probationer. As a result of the search Defendant was charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs for sale and other offenses. Defendant sou...

HON. HALL et al v. EORP/STATE
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0180-T/AP
Honorable Philip Hall v. Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan  
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0180-T/AP

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, the Arizona Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1609, which changed the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan by changing the formula for calculating future benefit increases for retired Plan members and increased the...

Allen v. Honorable Teresa A. Sanders  
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: CR-16-0234-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Sammantha Allen and John Allen, a married couple, were indicted by a grand jury for first degree felony murder. The indictment concurrently charged the Allens with multiple counts of child abuse. The State filed a notice...

S ALLEN/J ALLEN v. HON. SANDERS/STATE OF ARIZONA
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: CR-16-0234-PR
S ALLEN/J ALLEN v. HON. SANDERS/STATE OF ARIZONA
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: CR-16-0234-PR
STATE OF ARIZONA v. JERRY CHARLES HOLLE
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0348-PR
State v. Holle  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: CR-16-0348-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of child molestation and sexual abuse of a minor under age fifteen. Under Ariz. Rev. Stat. 13-1407(E), it is a defense to a prosecution for sexual abuse or child molestation...

Cheatham v. DiCiccio  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0287-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: For many years, the City of Phoenix has contracted in collective bargaining agreements with police officers to pay officers for certain time spent on behalf of a police union (“release time”) rather than regular police d...

State v. Peoples  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: CR-15-0301-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with necrophilia and two counts of sexual assault. Defendant moved to suppress evidence of a video taken with his cell phone that he left in the victim’s apartment where he was an overnight guest, c...

State v. Gunches  
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: CR-13-0282-AP

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree murder and kidnapping and sentenced to death. For reasons unrelated to this appeal, the Supreme Court remanded for a new penalty phase trial on the murder convi...

Premier Physicians Group, PLLC v. Navarro  
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: CV-15-0323-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: Premier Physicians Group, a non-hospital health care provider, treated Mandy Gipson for injuries sustained in a car accident allegedly caused by Kimberly Navarro. Premier was statutorily entitled to record a lien for its...

Graham v. Tamburri  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: CV-16-0143-AP/EL

Justia Opinion Summary: Frank Tamburri seeks the Libertarian Party nomination for United States Senator in the 2016 election. Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-314, Tamburri timely filed a nomination petition which included 4,205 signatures. Robert Graham,...

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...

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