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State v. Zeitner  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: CR-18-0076-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions and sentences, holding that the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) statutory scheme, Ariz. Rev. Stat. 36-2901 to -2999.57, abrogates and creates an exc...

Diaz v. Honorable Deborah Bernini  
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: CR-18-0250-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the superior court’s ruling that reversed the municipal court’s grant of Petitioner’s motion to suppress, holding that, apart from any constitutional considerations, Arizona’s implied consent s...

State v. De Anda III  
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: CR-18-0286-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant’s motion to suppress results of a blood test he submitted to after he was arrested for driving under the influence, holding that Defendant’s co...

State v. Weakland  
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: CR-17-0615-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions and sentences, holding that the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule applies in a prosecution for driving under the influence (DUI) to admit blood evidence unco...

Saban Rent-a-Car LLC v. Arizona Department of Revenue  
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: CV-18-0080-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals in this class action, holding that the surcharge imposed by Maricopa County on car rental agencies to fund a stadium and other sports and tourism-related ve...

Crosby-Garbotz v. Honorable Howard P. Fell  
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: CR-18-0050-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this case to the superior court to grant Defendant’s motion to dismiss on the basis that issue preclusion prevented the State from relitigating whether Defendant had abused his infant child, ho...

Nicaise v. Sundaram  
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: CV-18-0089-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated a potion of the court of appeals’ opinion and affirmed the family court’s order giving Father final legal decision-making authority over certain issues regarding the parties' child, holding that...

Jackson v. Eagle KMC LLC  
Date: January 2, 2019
Docket Number: CV-18-0056-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether Arizona’s automatic assignment provision in Ariz. Rev. Stat. 23-1023(B) applies when an employee receives workers’ compensation benefits under another state’s laws. The Supreme Court held that the la...

Conklin v. Medtronic, Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: CV-17-0322-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that an Arizona common law failure-to-warn claim based on a medical device manufacturer’s failure to submit adverse event reports to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is impliedl...

State v. Hedlund  
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: CR-93-0362-AP, CR-93-0377-AP

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s sentence of death imposed in connection with his convictions for first-degree and second-degree murder, holding that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals erred in finding that habeas...

Leach v. Reagan  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: CV-18-0205-AP/EL

Justia Opinion Summary: In this opinion, the Supreme Court explained its reasoning for its previously issued orders affirming the trial court’s rulings that the Proposition 127, Renewable Energy Standards Initiative qualified for the November...

Phoenix City Prosecutor v. Honorable Laura Lowery  
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: CV-18-0101-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the ruling of the municipal court that the anti-marital fact privilege precluded H.C. from testifying about Defendant’s driving under the influence (DUI) charges, holding that H.C. could testif...

Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership  
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: CV-18-0057-PR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in favor of Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership (Snowbowl) and the City of Flagstaff on the public nuisance claim brought by the Hopi Tribe, holding that envi...

Stanwitz v. Reagan  
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: CV-18-0222-AP/EL

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court explained the reasons for its prior decision order disqualifying the “Stop Political Dirty Money Amendment” (the Initiative) from the November 2018 general election ballot, holding that Ariz. Rev. Stat....

Hoffman v. Reagan  
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: CV-18-0187-AP/EL

Justia Opinion Summary: In this opinion, the Supreme Court explained its ruling that House Concurrent Resolution 2007 (HCR 2007) does not violate the constitutional “single subject rule,” holding that because the two provisions of HCR 2007 are...

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