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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...

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...

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