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The state’s budget crisis and other recently passed legislation has left the state in a tizzy – but the aftermath of this year’s activity at the Capitol sure has created good business for lawyers. And a prime case in point would be Paul Eckstein.

The Perkins Coie Brown and Bain attorney filed a petition for special action this week with the AZ Supreme Court on behalf of the Arizona Bankers’ Association. The motion follows successful legal treks for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board. In fact, Eckstein headed to Maricopa County Superior Court this afternoon in hopes of securing attorneys fees from six Pinal County residents who are suing to overturn H2101, which expands the county’s Board of Supervisors from three to five members. Eckstein has already succeeded in securing a temporary restraining order to prevent the law from taking effect.

Next up, he says, is combining a request for an injunction with a ruling on the merits of the lawsuit, which charges the law violates several constitutional provisions…

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