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Sep27

“Cake Wars” – Cody Hall presents CLE on the conflict between religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws

Cody presented a continuing legal education seminar featuring the recent Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 138 S.Ct. 1719 (2018).  The presentation highlighted the tension inherent between religious freedom and anti-discrimination statutes.  Cody addressed the established bodies of law supporting both sides of this ongoing cultural and legal debate.  Cody’s presentation can be downloaded here.

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Jul25

John Quinn presents CLE on recent amendments to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure

The Arizona Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the rules of civil procedure governing matters filed on or after July 1, 2018 in Arizona state courts.  These amendments work together to expedite litigation by requiring the parties to meet during the early stages of litigation to discuss pairing down claims/defenses as well as other anticipated discovery disputes, placing an action into one of three discovery tiers each with its own discovery caps and total discovery deadlines (with the longest being 240 days), and strengthening the mandatory initial disclosure of relevant material requirements.  Finally, the amendments seek to achieve robust initial …

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