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Arizona's Top 10 Civil Verdicts in 2020

An overview of the top civil verdicts from Arizona in 2020 Every year we bring you news of the top ten Civil verdicts in the State of Arizona.  Twenty Twenty will Read More

Government Entity Immunity in Arizona

Statutory immunity can make claims against Arizona's government entities difficult Thinking of suing the State of Arizona for a bad road? Thinking of suing the Sheriff’s Department for not making an Read More

Trial Procedure: A Brief Overview

A brief summary of trial procedure We are often asked about trial procedures with questions such as:  “Do I have to be there?”  “Will it take all day?”  “Will I have Read More

What to Expect and How to Prepare for a Deposition

Depositions can be intimidating. Here's what to expect and how to prepare: A deposition is a formal interview, usually conducted by opposing counsel. The person being deposed (deponent) is sworn under Read More

What is "Discovery" in a Lawsuit & What Devices Can Arizona Attorneys Deploy?

Discovery in Your Civil Lawsuit Discovery devices - what are they and how are they used? “Discovery” is a term of art used in the law.  It means “to find out” what Read More

Spoliation: The Destruction of Evidence

A court can punish a party that destroys evidence Spoliation: Noun: “Destruction of a thing by the act of a stranger, as the erasure or alteration of a writing by the Read More

The Importance Of Deadlines In Your Lawsuit And What They Mean To You

The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure were completely modified effective July 1, 2018.  We now have the tiered system for cases that was discussed in a prior newsletter.  Along with Read More

Discovery and Disclosure: Why So Many Rules?

Your case thrives or dies under Arizona's strict discovery and disclosure rules After a lawsuit is filed and served on the defendant, and after the Defendant files a responsive Answer to Read More

Navigating the New Tiered System of Case Management in Arizona

Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure There are new Rules in place that radically change how cases are litigated Effective July 31, 2018, the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to classify Read More

Arizona's Civil Verdicts in 2017

The trend continues. Total trials are down.  For the first time ever in Arizona, defense verdicts exceeded Plaintiff’s verdicts.  Only one verdict was over $10 million.  Four of the top ten verdicts came from Read More

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