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Supreme Court upholds minimum wage law

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

By | Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against a challenge to a voter-approved hike in the state’s minimum wage. The justices rejected arguments by a group of plaintiffs, led by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, that Proposition 206 led to an unconstitutional mandate for the government to […]

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Arizona Supreme Court skeptical of minimum wage challenger arguments

Posted by   /  March 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Arizona’s Supreme Court justices spent time March 9 imagining a world in which the state’s voters may never get to pass laws by the ballot again. Justices repeatedly posed that scenario to Brett Johnson, an attorney representing the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other plaintiffs in their […]

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High court to hear minimum wage challenge

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state’s business community will take its last-ditch effort to kill a voter-approved minimum wage hike to the Arizona Supreme Court Thursday. But it remains to be seen whether the business groups led by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry can get the […]

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Goldwater Institute, Angel’s Trumpet suing Phoenix over GPLET deal on apartment tower

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Tim Gallen | Phoenix Business Journal The Goldwater Institute and a downtown Phoenix restaurant are suing the city of Phoenix over a tax subsidy for a soon-to-be-built 19-story apartment tower near Roosevelt Row. The Libertarian-leaning Goldwater Institute filed suit against the city on behalf of Angel’s Trumpet owners over a government property lease excise […]

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Rail may erase one of Mesa’s deepest scars

Posted by   /  March 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Gary Nelson | East Valley Tribune Mesa bought and demolished several businesses and homes there in hopes of assembling a parcel for use by an already-existing downtown hardware store. Almost 15 years ago, Mesa landed a starring role on national prime-time TV. But it was the kind of publicity no city wants. Mike Wallace, […]

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Tempe ‘squatter’ loses in court again as judges affirm lower-court ruling that case lacks merit

Posted by   /  March 6, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Tempe man continues his fight to stay on land he says his family has owned and lived on since the state’s early days A Tempe man whose family has squatted in a century-old house on valuable property near downtown has again lost a court decision in his ongoing battle to keep his land. A three-judge […]

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Pokemon go creators face lawsuit over players’ trespassing

Posted by   /  March 6, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Paul Blake | ABC News A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit against the makers of the popular Pokemon Go video game for placing the virtual creatures on his property without permission, which “caused Pokemon Go players to interfere with [his] use and enjoyment of his property,” according to court documents. Jeffrey […]

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Senate votes to give business more time to fix potential disability violation

Posted by   /  March 1, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Over Democrats’ objections, state senators voted Tuesday to give businesses more time to fix violations of disability laws before ending up in court. SB1198 is a direct result of what all sides agree has become a growth industry among some attorneys. These lawyers find […]

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The big question for courts: What’s the extent of cities’ right to make their own laws?

Posted by   /  March 1, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The question of whether cities can decide what to do with seized and forfeited guns — and a lot of other issues — could end up being decided based on how extensive the Arizona Supreme Court believes is the right of local governments to […]

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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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