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Oct14

Don Wilson invited to speak at Arizona State Bar seminar titled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.”

Don Wilson has been invited to present at a seminar on January 21, 2021 held by the Arizona State Bar.  The seminar is titled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.”  Mr. Wilson, who defends lawyers in malpractice and discipline matters, will be talking about avoiding malpractice and defense to discipline complaints.  Other invited speakers include Justice Ann Scott Timmer, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and Maret Vessella, Chief Bar Counsel for Lawyer Regulation.…

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Sep21

Arizona Court of Appeals clarifies Rule 35 and the limits of recording an independent medical exam.

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently decided the limits a court may and may not place on recording an independent medical examination under Rule 35.  This decision has implications for a wide range of personal injury cases.

In Clayton v. Hon. Kenworthy et al, the plaintiff, a six-year-old with significant disabilities including hearing loss and cerebral palsy, through his mother, filed a medical malpractice action alleging they were negligent in delivering him at birth.  The defendants requested a Rule 35 neurospych exam to determine his current and future cognitive abilities.  The mother agreed to the examination on the condition that …

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Jun2

Kate Corcoran and Jessica Kokal recognized by Arizona State Bar for significant defense verdict

Kate Corcoran and Jessica Kokal were defense counsel in a Maricopa County Superior Court trial which has now been named as a Significant Defense Verdict in Arizona Attorney Magazine, a publication of the State Bar of Arizona.  Kate and Jessica obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit in which Plaintiff asked the jury to award Plaintiff $6 million in general damages before the matter of punitive damages was fully heard. …

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May11

Bobby Sullivan and Tyler Abrahams obtain $1.1M judgment and net recovery of $1.55M for client

Bobby Sullivan and Tyler Abrahams prevailed following a three day bench trial and several evidentiary hearings involving disputed commercial leases for construction equipment.  The firm’s client had alleged the defendant/lessor breached its contract and committed fraud by failing to pay rents and other charges owed under the lease, while the defendant/lessor contended its non-payment was consistent with the parties’ course of dealing and that payment had been waived.  The Court awarded the firm’s client in excess of $1.1 million, inclusive of damages, interest, attorneys’ fees and costs.  This award is in addition to $450,000 the firm recovered for the client …

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Apr14

Leanne Hay’s moot court team places first in Pacific Regionals

Law clerk Leanne Hay’s moot court team placed first in the pacific regional of the Jessup Moot Court Competition, which is widely considered the largest and most prestigious of the moot court competitions. She and her team from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law went undefeated, picking up awards for the second, fourth, and eighth best speaker in the competition, as well as fourth best written memorial. This is the second year in a row they have placed first in the region.  They earned a spot at the highly competitive International Rounds, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the recent …

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Feb26

Alice Jones presents CLE on Arizona Appellate Law in 2020

On February 24, 2020, Alice presented to the Tucson Defense Bar at the Hotel Congress for their February CLE Luncheon.  Her presentation, “What New in Appeals? Appellate Law in Arizona 2020,” covered recent opinions issued in 2019 and early 2020 by the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court that are applicable to civil litigators.  She also discussed recent changes at the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court as well as recent rule amendments.  The Tucson Defense Bar was very welcoming and Alice enjoyed meeting several Tucson practitioners.…

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Jan28

Comment authored by Leanne Hay is published in Jurimetrics

Law clerk Leanne Hay currently serves as the Senior Note & Comment Editor on the Jurimetrics Editorial Board. Her recently published Comment discusses how claims arising out of the off-label use of medical devices may be preempted by the Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In particular, Leanne argues that the circuit split over the parallel claims exception to the Supreme Court’s preemption jurisprudence should be resolved through an expansive view on the exception that will promote the off-label use of medical devices

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