An Arizona legislator wants to shield doctors from so-called "wrongful birth" lawsuits, which can arise if physicians don't inform pregnant women of prenatal problems that could lead to the decision to have an abortion.Read More »
A police union is pushing for a new law that would overturn years of legal precedent by allowing cops to sue people who caused them injuries on duty.
The proposed provision, found in SB1186, would end the state’s use of the “fireman’s rule,” a long held legal doctrine built on the premise that first responders such as police, firefighters and medics can’t sue the people who caused their injuries because they entered their risky professions voluntarily and are compensated by some public benefit like workers’ compensation.
A judge will hold a scheduling conference Monday in one of the three remaining challenges to Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to take a new legal position in the wake of a federal judge saying Brewer's lawsuit on the legality of Arizona's medical marijuana law is in jeopardy.Read More »
In another attempt to halt the investigation against him, Sen. Scott Bundgaard filed a lawsuit against members of the Senate Ethics Committee.Read More »
A lawsuit to decide the constitutionality of Arizona’s funding system for K-12 education is headed to trial, but attorneys defending the state believe they can convince a judge to dismiss the case before then.Read More »
A Planned Parenthood Arizona lawsuit challenging a 2009 state law restricting abortion services has been dismissed.Read More »
Republicans who are upset with the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission are consoling themselves with the thought that they can undo the maps with a lawsuit, but that threat may ring hollow in the end.Read More »
Olivia Cortes, who faced a lawsuit claiming she was a sham candidate, withdrew today from the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce.
Her withdrawal from the high-profile race was part of a deal she made to avoid having to face another court hearing on Friday in which more witnesses were expected to link her candidacy with Pearce supporters.
A judge has scheduled a Friday hearing to allow new witnesses to testify in a lawsuit that seeks to disqualify the candidacy of a Mesa woman whose critics say is in the race to help Senate President Russell Pearce keep his seat. Election Attorney Thomas Ryan, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of a Pearce critic, plans to call more witnesses during a 3:30 p.m. evidentiary hearing.Read More »