Arizona Supreme Court Decisions 2013

State v. Miller  
Date: December 27, 2013
Docket Number: CR-11-0331

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of five counts of first degree murder, among other charges, and sentenced to death for each murder. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions and sentences, holding (1...

State v. Glassel  
Date: November 21, 2013
Docket Number: CR-13-0060

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and thirty counts of attempted first degree murder following a shooting spree at a homeowners' association meeting in 2000. Appellant was s...

State v. Duran  
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: CR-13-0087

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with four felonies relating to an assault. After Defendant agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge, he admitted at a change-of-plea hearing that he was an accomplice. Later Defendant denied any in...

State v. Reeves  
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: CR-11-0157

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree murder, armed robbery, first degree burglary, kidnapping, and theft of a means of transportation. The trial court sentenced Defendant to death for the murder co...

Cave Creek Unified Sch. Dist. v. Ducey  
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: CV-13-0039

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Arizona voters approved a referendum that statutorily directed the Legislature to annually increase the base level of the revenue control limit for K-12 public school funding. The measure was codified as Ariz. R...

In the Matter of LISA M. AUBUCHON
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: SB-12-0035
Dobson v. State  
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: CV-13-0225

Justia Opinion Summary: Four members of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments filed this special action asking the court to declare H.B. 2600 unconstitutional and to enjoin the Commission from applying the statute. The Arizona Constitu...

State v. Medina  
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: CR-10-0031

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree murder, third degree robbery, and aggravated robbery. Defendant was sentenced to death for the murder. A few years later, the trial court vacated the sentence,...

State v. Payne  
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: CR-09-0081

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of three counts of child abuse, two counts of concealing a dead body, and two counts of first degree murder. The jury also found three aggravating factors, including the young...

Pounders v. Ensearch E&C, Inc.  
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0173

Justia Opinion Summary: Dudley Pounders, a New Mexico resident, was exposed to asbestos while working at a New Mexico power plant (Plant) more than thirty years ago. Dudley later moved to Arizona and, in 2008, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a...

State v. Cooperman  
Date: August 5, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0319

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant with driving while impaired in violation of Ariz. Rev. Stat. 28-1381(A)(1) (the (A)(1) charge) and having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more within two hours of being in physical control...

State v. Benson  
Date: July 31, 2013
Docket Number: CR-11-0344

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and eight other felonies. For his crimes, Defendant was sentenced to death and prison terms. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convict...

Sullivan v. Pulte Home Corp.  
Date: July 31, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0419

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant constructed a home that it sold to its initial purchaser. The initial purchaser, in turn, sold the home to Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs later learned the home's hillside retaining wall and home site had been construc...

State v. Hernandez  
Date: July 26, 2013
Docket Number: CR-10-0415

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of the murders of three individuals and of attempted murder. Defendant was sentenced to death for each murder. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding, inter alia, that (1) the tri...

Lund v. Myers  
Date: July 16, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0349

Justia Opinion Summary: Relatives of Bradford Lund (collectively, Miller) sought the appointment of a guardian and conservator to manage Bradford's assets. Bradford, his father, and his stepfather (collectively, the Lunds) opposed the appointme...

STATE OF ARIZONA v KEVIN OTTAR and RUAN JUNIOR HAMILTON
Date: June 26, 2013
Docket Number: CR-12-0462
RALPH and CAROLEE THOMAS v MONTELUCIA VILLAS
Date: June 14, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0156
STATE OF ARIZONA v JOHN VINCENT FITZGERALD
Date: May 31, 2013
Docket Number: CR-10-0307
STATE OF ARIZONA v HON. BUTLER/TYLER B.
Date: May 30, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0402
In the Matter of Rachel R. Alexander
Date: May 2, 2013
Docket Number: SB-12-0039
In the Matter of RICHARD B. JOHNSON
Date: April 17, 2013
Docket Number: SB-12-0040
STATE OF ARIZONA v ERIC BOYSTON
Date: April 15, 2013
Docket Number: CR-10-0052
STATE OF ARIZONA v EDWARD JAMES ROSE
Date: April 4, 2013
Docket Number: CR-10-0362
STATE OF ARIZONA v DAVID JAMES YONKMAN
Date: April 4, 2013
Docket Number: CR-12-0238
STATE OF ARIZONA v STEVEN JOHN PARKER
Date: March 13, 2013
Docket Number: CR-10-0196
ROBERT BAKER v UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS HEALTHCARE et al
Date: March 12, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0102
STATE OF ARIZONA v AUSTIN JAMES BONFIGLIO
Date: March 6, 2013
Docket Number: CR-12-0018
FRANK HOFFMAN v HON. CHANDLER/STATE
Date: March 5, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0149
STAGECOACH TRAILS MHC v CITY OF BENSON et al
Date: March 5, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0241
In re the ESTATE OF MARY A. RILEY
Date: March 1, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0007
In re the ESTATE OF FRED N. KIRKES
Date: March 1, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0120
JAMES C. SELL v HON. GAMA/SQUIRE & COMPANY et al
Date: February 22, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0211
REP ANDREW TOBIN et al v HON REA et al
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0273
QUALITY EDUCATION v KEN BENNETT/THOMAS HORNE
Date: January 17, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0286
STATE OF ARIZONA v MANUEL OVANTE, JR.
Date: January 11, 2013
Docket Number: CR-10-0085
STATE OF ARIZONA v SHAWN RYAN GRELL
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: CR-09-0199
RAE ANN RUMERY et al v MARIA BAIER/DOUG DUCEY
Date: January 9, 2013
Docket Number: CV-11-0358
SAVE OUR VOTE et al v. BENNETT/OPEN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTING C-03-2012
Date: January 7, 2013
Docket Number: CV-12-0272
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