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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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Oct19

Nick Scavio earns defense ruling at arbitration

Nick Scavio successfully defended a retail operation in a premises liability action at arbitration.  Plaintiff asserted the maximum damages at arbitration of $50,000.00.  Nick not only achieved a defense verdict for his clients, but also obtained an award of costs and expert fees for his client.…

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Aug29

Kate Corcoran and Jessica Kokal defense a $6 million medical malpractice suit

Following a nearly three-week trial, Kate Corcoran, Jessica Kokal, and Terrilee Prentiss received a unanimous defense verdict in the initial portion of a bifurcated wrongful death medical negligence case in which Plaintiffs had asked for $6 million in compensatory damages.  This success negated the need for the second portion of the trial regarding punitive damages and resulted in the possible award of both costs and offer of judgment sanctions for Defendants.…

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