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Sexual Abuse on a TUSD School Bus

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

This is a tragic and stomach churning case.  We represent a 6 year old boy who was sexually abused by a 12 year old boy on board their Tucson Unified School District bus.  The boys were the only two passengers aboard an afternoon elementary school bus. In violation of TUSD policy, they were allow...

KSS in the News -- Brian Lynch and the Scott Roofing Fatality

Posted by Dev Sethi | Feb 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I represent the family of a Santa Fe bicyclist who came to Tucson with a group of fellow riders to enjoy several days of friendship and bike rides in our beautiful community.  Unfortunately, a roofer named Brian Lynch crashed his work truck into their group at the intersection of La Canada and Ha...

CFSD 2017 Teacher of the Year on the Power of Kindness

Posted by Dev Sethi | Feb 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Manzanita Elementary School has a pretty big role in the lives of the folks at our firm.  It educated one of our lawyers - Matt Schmidt - along with five firm kids.  Two youngsters are on deck, and will they start kindergarten there in the blink of an eye. We proudly support Manzanita, and we we...

Trial: Scope of Voir Dire & Curative Instruction

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Feb 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Zuluaga v. Bashas'Inc., 757 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 12 (App. Div. I, February 3, 2017) (J. Vasquez) ABSENT PROOF OF PREJUDICE BY JURY TRIAL JUDGE'S ABUSE OF DISCRETION IN LIMITING SCOPE OF VOIR DIRE IS NOT REVERSIBLE/CURATIVE INSTRUCTION WITHIN BROAD DISCRETION OF TRIAL COURT WHERE POTENTIAL MISLEADING ...

Keeping a "New Year" Resolution

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Feb 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every New Year people come up with a resolution to better themselves. Most pick things which are difficult to achieve like losing weight or quitting smoking. These are not that difficult to achieve when taken step by step, but we live in a society where we want everything done as fast as possible...

A Recent Investigation Points To Overly Aggressive Patient Scheduling And Lack Of Uniformity As Continued Causes Of Surgical Errors

Posted by James D. Campbell | Feb 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite efforts, preventable surgical errors continue. Overly aggressive scheduling of surgeries and lack of uniformity in the OR are two causes of these errors. Errors will continue as long as hopsitals continue to put profit over patient safety by scheduling too many surgeries in a day. Also, surgeons need to buy into hospital staff's need for uniformity.

Tucson Rodeo Parade Announces Jeannette Mare Grand Marshal

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jan 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week I had the privilege of introducing Jeannette Mare as Grand Marshal of the 2017 Tucson Rodeo Parade. This is the parade's 92nd year.  It is the oldest and largest non-motorized parade in America.  Her selection was top secret, and it was so much fun presenting the "kindness lady" to a fu...

It's Flu Season

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

It's that time of year again…the dreaded flu season! The season typically runs from October- May, however, in the past two years, late January and early February have had significant increases in confirmed cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. This season there has been 1...

Alexa, Are You Spying on Me?

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jan 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

The hottest toy for the over-6 set this season was not a Hatchimal.  It was Amazon's very personable and very responsive Alexa.  You can find Alexa in a host of Amazon gadgets including the Echo and Dot, both are counter-top devices that you can talk to and will fulfill your requests.   Want to ...

Torts/Civil Procedure/Juror Misconduct/Burden of Proof in Emergency Room Medical Malpractice/One Expert Per Issue Rule/Prejudice vs Probative Value/Judgment as a Matter of Law

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Dec 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stafford v. Burns, 753 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 14 (App. Div. I, November 29, 2016) (J. Jones) MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE OF ER DOCTOR MUST BE PROVEN BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE REGARDING ALL ACTS AND OMISSIONS OCCURING IN THE COURSE OF EVALUATING AND TREATING A PATIENT IN ER/DEFENDANT DOCTOR CAN TESTIFY TO...

Torts: Medical Malpractice—Standard of Care: Failure to Supervise Nurse/Expert Qualifications Required Re Nurse Midwife/Rule 56(f) Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Dec 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. George v. Plimpton, 753 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 8 (App. Div. I, November 19, 2016) (J. Gould) PLAINTIFFS SHOULD PLEAD NEGLIGENT SUPERVISION AS SEPARATE COUNT/LACK OF TESTIMONY OF SPECIFIC ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE/LACK OF QUALIFICATIONS OF EXPERT/PROPER DENIAL OF REQUEST FOR MORE TIME TO FIND PROPER EXPERT...

A Driverless Future

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Dec 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

All signs are pointing toward a driverless future. Although the technology for a fully autonomous car is still in its infancy, automobile and technology companies such as Uber, Google, Tesla, and Ford are racing to be the first to cross the finish line. Yesterday Uber announced that riders in Sa...

More Tips on Holiday Safety

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Dec 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the holiday season starting on its way, it is important to keep in mind some safety tips. Although this is a time for happiness and cheer, it is also a time with heightened burglary, robbery, and theft. Here are a few items to keep in mind while enjoying the holiday season. When leaving you...

Important Changes to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Dec 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many important changes to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure will go into effect in 2017. Though it is recommended that every lawyer do their due diligence by reviewing the changes carefully, here is a summary of some of the rules to take an especially close look at: 1. Perhaps the most substa...

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