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New Arizona Laws that Affect You

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Legislature has adjourned for the Summer.  the 2017 Session resulted in 353 passed bills. The Governor has signed over 300 of them so far, and he is expected to sign more in the coming days.  With the exception of the texting law, these go into effect on August 9, 2017. [Kids] Don't Text and...

Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi May 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Matt Schmidt | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have just released our latest newsletter! We cover a wide variety of topics: Ted Schmidt wrote about protecting your own family and the duty to report sexual predators Dev Sethi discussed recent changes to Rule 28 and Rule 30 Jim Campbell explains the myth of the medical malpractice crisi...

Ted Schmidt & Dev Sethi Are 2017's Super Lawyers

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kinerk, Schmidt, & Sethi is celebrating this week as Ted Schmidt was listed as one of Super Lawyer Magazine's Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona and one of only 5 in in the city of Tucson! Dev Sethi was selected in Super Lawyers under General Personal Injury. Ted was also listed again in Personal Inju...

Arizona Hospitals Cannot Use Federal Law To Hide Incident Reports From Patients

Posted by James D. Campbell | Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arizona hospitals frequently try to keep an injured patient from getting reports that document the hospital's mistakes that caused their injury. Longstanding Arizona law, however, requires hospitals to give patients these incident reports. Recently hospitals use a new federal law to try to block patients from getting these reports. This argument is wrong, however, because the new federal law was never intended to prevent a hospital from giving patients incident reports.

Civil Procedure: Discovery Abuse Sanctions

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

SCOTA RULES SANCTIONS FOR DISCOVERY ABUSE MUST BE LIMITED TO FEES INCURRED BECAUSE OF THE ABUSE By Ted Schmidt Today the United States Supreme Court announced an important ruling in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, No. 15-1406 (April 18, 2017) (J. Kagan)

Autism Explained--Part II

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2016, the CDC released its newest numbers of autism among the nation's children. Based on those numbers, an estimated 1-1.2 million children have been diagnosed with autism, or 1 in 68 kids.  Since the spectrum is so large many of the kids who are considered high functioning can blend in more ...

Autism Explained--Part I

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Mar 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Imagine living in a world where not many people understood you. Where everything seemed brighter, louder, smells stronger.  Where people stereotyped you, didn't think you were capable of doing much, or, expected you to be the next “Rain Man”.  Unfortunately, this is the life for the millions of p...

LSAT No More?

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Mar 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Remember the LSAT? To some attorneys, the Law School Admissions Test may be a faint memory; nothing more than their first step toward a legal career. For future attorneys, however, studying for months on end and cramming practice logic games in preparation for the LSAT may become nonexistent. La...

ARS §13-3620 Duty to Report Abuse of a Minor Explained

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Mar 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arizona law requires that ALL adults responsible for the care or treatment of a minor IMMEDIATELY report any “reasonable belief or suspicion” that a child (anyone under 18 years of age) is the victim of sexual abuse, neglect or emotional abuse. This includes contact with a minor of a sexual natur...

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