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Prescott mayoral hopeful gets her reputation back

Posted by   /  December 5, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Lawsuit over campaign flyers ends in settlement By Cindy Barks | The Daily Courier The August lawsuit that Prescott mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin filed claiming defamation was settled this week, although the terms of the settlement are confidential. Hrin’s attorney Chris Jensen sent out a news release Friday, Dec. 1, with a statement from […]

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What’s the spread in the sports betting case?

Posted by   /  December 3, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

Supreme Court to hear arguments Monday over sports betting ban A 25-year-old federal law restricts sports betting to Nevada and three other states, but a challenge to that ban by the state of New Jersey has set the stage for the Supreme Court to decide whether the law is constitutional. If the justices decide the […]

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Court to rule whether Save Our Schools group messed up their ballot signatures

Posted by   /  December 2, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Foes of universal school vouchers told a judge Friday she cannot consider a challenge brought by those who want to keep voters from getting the last word on the plan. Roopali Desai told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney that the lawsuit to […]

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Judge takes the roof off Chinese Cultural Center

Posted by   /  December 1, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Arizona court lifts Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center construction ban A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has lifted a temporary construction ban on the Chinese Cultural Center, allowing the center’s new owners to move forward with removal of the iconic roof later this month. The ruling, issued this week, is a blow to the Chinese-American community […]

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[Q&A] Supreme Court Justice Ann Scott Timmer: Fourth of a kind

Posted by   /  November 29, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Says a man ran his hand up her leg on a plane last week By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times Four. In more than 100 years of statehood, Arizonans have elected four women to the governor’s office. They’ve been more generous with the Legislature. Just this year, the state celebrated the highest percentage of […]

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A host of water pollutants basis for 75 pages of lawsuit against the proposed Rosemont Mine

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Four environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service Monday, charging that its approval of the proposed Rosemont Mine violated 10 environmental laws and seeking to have the approval overturned. The 75-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, directly challenges the service’s statement in its June decision approving the […]

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Patent ‘trolls’ recede as threat to innovation. Will justices change that?

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Eduardo Porter | The New York Times In August, real estate agents in Texas fended off a company’s demands for royalty payments for a feature of many websites: the ability to show prospective home buyers where local schools, parks and grocery stores are. Administrative law judges at the United States Patent and Trademark Office […]

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Supreme court divided over legality of patent reviews; possible rulings analyzed by Rose Law Group intellectual property lawyer Jeremy Kapteyn

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

Reuters U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency’s in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain. In one of the most important patent cases to come before the […]

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Supreme Court cellphone case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk; could be precedent setting, says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

Carpenter v United States has rightly prompted concerns over surveillance. But it could also have drastic implications for personal freedom in the digital age By Jameel Jaffer and Alexander Abdo | The Guardian On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the government must obtain a warrant before accessing the rich trove of data that […]

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Attorney says state can’t sue for opioid fraud

Posted by   /  November 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun The attorney for a Chandler opioid manufacturer says his firm can’t be sued by the state over its marketing practices because anything it may have done wrong is in the past. In legal filings in Maricopa County Superior Court, Joel Hoxie points out that […]

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