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Sep29

Kate Corcoran inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers

Kate Corcoran has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Kate became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 850 persons during the Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the College in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting had a total attendance of 1,020.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those …

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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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Sep18

Katherine Corcoran and Michelle Donovan obtain unanimous wrongful death defense verdict

Kate Corcoran and Michelle Donovan obtained an unanimous wrongful death defense verdict in a week-long trial in Yavapai County.  Plaintiffs claimed that the defendant psychiatrist failed to provide appropriate medical care to their son, causing his death.  After two and half hours of deliberation, the eight person jury returned a unanimous verdict for the defendant psychiatrist. …

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Aug28

Jessica Kokal conducts CLE on litigation holds

Because of the growing body of case law regarding the duty to preserve, the importance of protecting the client and the firm from discovery sanctions is expanding and the future of this body of law is still yet to be seen.  As a result, the firm is making every effort to educate its attorneys and their clients about the importance of litigation holds being sent at the right time and to the right people to ensure discovery and litigation move as smoothly as possible.  Jessica Kokal, an attorney at Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson, presented on this issue and the …

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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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Jun20

Richard Chambliss prevails in a legal malpractice action

In June 2018, Mr. Chambliss successfully defended a legal malpractice action in which the plaintiff sought damages in excess of three million dollars.  The court granted summary judgment on the basis that ninety percent of the damages were precluded by lack of proximate cause. Plaintiff asserted damages through a quit claim deed and the same property interests had been previously conveyed fifty years prior.  The court granted summary judgment on the remaining damages because plaintiff’s expert had failed to offer an opinion that, “but for” the alleged malpractice, the outcome in the underlying action might have been different (i.e. the …

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Jun8

Scott King succeeds in reinstating MD’s Board certification

Scott King, an experienced physician board defense attorney, achieved a truly career-altering ruling for his client .  After the American Board of Pediatrics revoked his client physician’s board certification, Mr. King worked diligently to guide his client through the appeals process and succeeded in having him reinstated to the Board this month.…

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