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Chicago Airbnb on hold after Goldwater suit

Posted by   /  February 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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Court: Maricopa County worker’s talk with reporter was not protected speech

Posted by   /  February 24, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Joseph Guzman | Cronkite News A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office did not violate the First Amendment rights or employee contract of a former worker it terminated following comments she made to the Arizona Republic. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a […]

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Judge denies appeal of Flagstaff student housing complex

Posted by   /  February 24, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun The case against a 591-bed apartment complex known as The Hub 2.0 and scheduled to be built in Flagstaff’s Southside neighborhood will have another day in court. Judge James Marner, a visiting judge from Pima County, denied a motion to dismiss the case Thursday. Whitney Cunningham, an attorney […]

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Baseball commissioner takes D-Backs side in legal dispute over Chase Field

Posted by   /  February 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Nick Piecoro | azcentral sports In a media session that began with pointed comments aimed at the players association’s unwillingness to consider rules changes, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred stood firmly behind the Diamondbacks in their battle with Maricopa County over the costs of stadium upkeep at Chase Field. “We take very seriously the obligation […]

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Court dismisses hundreds of ADA lawsuits; Adam Martinez, Rose Law Group Chairman of Real Estate Litigation, weighs in

Posted by   /  February 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday tossed out hundreds of cases filed against businesses in the East Valley and throughout the metro area that accused them of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and its state counterpart. Judge David Talamante delivered a blow to the Advocates […]

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Court of Appeals hears challenge to Medicaid expansion affecting hundreds of thousands

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times With former Gov. Jan Brewer watching over the defense of her legacy, a panel of appeals court judges grilled a lawyer who argued the Medicaid expansion Brewer shepherded into law is unconstitutional. The Goldwater Institute, a non-profit that advocates for conservative and libertarian causes in the courtroom and […]

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State Supreme Court agrees to take up minimum wage case

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona’s Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear arguments on March 9 that the new voter-approved minimum wage violates the state’s Constitution. At the heart of the issue is the claim Proposition 206 violates the Constitution’s revenue source rule. The case was brought by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and other business groups and supported […]

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Maricopa County files motion to dismiss Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field lawsuit

Posted by   /  February 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

BY KTAR Maricopa County filed Friday a motion to dismiss the Arizona Diamondbacks’ lawsuit in an a yearlong battle over maintenance costs for Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. In a statement announcing Friday’s motion to dismiss the suit, the county said the team pays rent to play at Chase Field and the ongoing argument basically […]

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Pima County to appeal World View lease ruling

Posted by   /  February 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com By a 3-2 vote, the Board of Supervisors moved ahead Tuesday morning with an appeal of last week’s ruling that the county violated state procurement laws in a 2016 build/lease deal with high-altitude tech firm World View. County officials called the lawsuit “job killing” and noted that the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute “ignored” […]

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Tucson asks Supreme Court not to overturn its unique council-election system

Posted by   /  February 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Lawyers for Tucson are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to spurn a bid by Republican interests to kill the city’s unique system of electing council members. In new legal briefs, City Attorney Mike Rankin said there’s nothing inherently unconstitutional about having the six council members […]

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