Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that a plaintiff suing its counsel for malpractice does not automatically waive attorney-client privilege as to communications with counsel it retained to conduct the litigation that was caused by the malpractice because the defendants asserted an affirmative defense that would make those communications relevant.
Arizona Supreme Court holds that in medical malpractice actions, a defendant may move for summary judgment based on a proposed expert’s lack of qualifications under A.R.S. § 12-2604 without first challenging the sufficiency of the expert affidavit under A.R.S. § 12-2603.
Seminar: Arizona Supreme Court Review This program will feature all Arizona Supreme Court justices, as well as court staff and practitioners. They will speak about practice before the Court, important cases, recent developments at the Court, and more
Seminar: The Record on Appeal This program will demystify the record on appeal in the Arizona Court of Appeals. What is in the appellate record and how does it get there? What materials does the Court of Appeals have access to? What are the best practices for submitting and citing to the record in appellate briefs? When may a party submit material outside the record? The program will address the standard record items (pleadings, transcripts, exhibits), as well as trickier items (such as proposed
The Arizona Court of Appeals Division One holds that there is no equitable exception to ERISA’s anti-alienation bar prohibiting the garnishment of funds that a plan participant or beneficiary fraudulently conveys to a qualified pension plan.