Arizona Supreme Court: State Entitled to Absolute Immunity for Road’s Original Design Despite Subsequent Material Change to Travel Conditions

April 2016 | Category: Significant Cases

In Glazer v. State, 237 Ariz. 160 (2015), the Arizona Supreme Court held that A.R.S. § 12-820.03—an affirmative defense against claims for injuries arising out of an original plan or design for the construction of a roadway so long as the original plan or design complied with generally accepted standards—is available […]

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Ninth Circuit Clarifies Punitive Damages Standard in § 1983 Action

April 2016 | Category: Significant Cases

In Castro v. County of Los Angeles, 785 F.3d 336 (9th Cir. 2015), the Ninth Circuit held that the deliberate-indifference standard for constitutional violations and the reckless-indifference standard for punitive damages in § 1983 cases are synonymous. Thus, juries “have the discretion to impose punitive damages if they believe further punishment […]

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Named one of 2015 Best Places to Work

December 2015 | Category: Practice Accomplishments

The firm was among those awarded top recognition by the Phoenix Business Journal in their 2015 Best Places to Work survey. The survey measures employee engagement based on 10 core areas including manager effectiveness, feeling valued, and trust in senior leaders. The winners were announced at a December 3rd luncheon […]

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