Arizona Supreme Court News

Arizona High Court Declines to Review Homeowners’ Yarnell Wildfire Case

The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to review a case involving the deadly Yarnell Hill wildfire that devastated a rural Arizona community in 2013 and killed 19 elite firefighters. The decision leaves intact the Arizona Court of Appeals’ ruling seven …

Arizona High Court to Rule on Liability in Asbestos Take Home Exposure Case

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether employers can be held liable to somebody who contracted cancer from asbestos brought home on a parent’s work clothes. The case stems from the 2014 death of Dr. Ernest Quiroz, whose …

Arizona High Court Rules Doctor Medical Marijuana Immunity is Limited

The legal immunity provided physicians by Arizona’s medical marijuana law for certifying patients to use pot only applies to the medical certifications, not other conduct such as making false statements in documents, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. The high …

Arizona High Court Rules on Marijuana DUI law

The presence of non-impairing marijuana compounds in a person’s body isn’t a justification for authorities to prosecute under Arizona’s driving under the influence laws, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states …

Arizona Law on Medical Malpractice Suits Upheld

A new Arizona Supreme Court ruling upholds a state law that seeks to screen out flimsy medical malpractice suits by requiring that plaintiffs have a testifying witness from the same medical specialty as the doctor being sued. The court’s unanimous …

Arizona’s High Court Rules Employer Not Liable for Employee Crash During Out of State Travel

An employer is not liable for injuries sustained by a third party involved in an auto accident with a company employee during a work trip, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this week. The high court reasoned that an employer is …