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10/23/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0619SHIFFLETT v. PORTERMEMORANDUM
 Jon W. Thompson, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

10/21/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0565SCHLUETER v. HASKELLMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

10/21/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0657STATE v. BUSTAMANTEMEMORANDUM
 Jon W. Thompson, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

10/14/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0453WALSH v. WALSHMEMORANDUM
 Diane M. Johnsen, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

10/14/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0540KENNEDY JOHNSON v. PAYNEMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

10/14/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0595VILLALOBOS v. RIVERAMEMORANDUM
 Jon W. Thompson, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

9/30/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0370GRANVILLE v. HOWARD OPINION
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

 What factors should trial courts consider when awarding attorneys’ fees under Rule 77(f) after a trial de novo from an arbitration appeal.
9/30/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0428FISHER v. EDGERTONOPINION
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

 

Do Ariz. R. Civ. P. 77(f) and A.R.S. § 12-133(I), providing for an award of fees after a trial de novo from a court-ordered arbitration award, permit a court to award fees when a defendant unsuccessfully attempts to shift allocation of fault to another defendant? 


Are the provisions for awards of fees after a trial de novo from court-ordered arbitration unconstitutional under principles of due process, equal protection or by infringing the right to a jury trial?


Constitutionality Decision

A.R.S. § 12-133(I) and Ariz. R. Civ. P. 77(f) do not violate Art. 2, §§ 4, 13, and 23, of the the Arizona Constitution . 

9/25/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0069MARTA C. v. DCS, J.O.MEMORANDUM
 Kent E. Cattani, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

9/23/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0555STATE v. HUMELHANSMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

9/23/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0123CASSANDRA P. v. DCS, J.P.MEMORANDUM
 Kent E. Cattani, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

9/23/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0681STATE v. DEMPSEYMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

9/23/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0550MANSOUR v. CUPPLESMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

9/23/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0052STATE v. MAYHANMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

9/23/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0678STATE v. WROCKMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

9/23/2014   1 CA-MH 13-0069IN RE MH2013-002958MEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

9/18/2014   1 CA-CR 14-0140STATE v. DAVISMEMORANDUM
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

9/18/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0454STATE v. BENSONMEMORANDUM
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

9/18/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0067STATE v. AYALAMEMORANDUM
 Diane M. Johnsen, Author; Jon W. Thompson, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

9/18/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0181STATE v. VANDERSCHUITMEMORANDUM
 Jon W. Thompson, Author; Diane M. Johnsen, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

9/18/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0721STATE v. FELBERMEMORANDUM
 Jon W. Thompson, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Kent E. Cattani, Concur

9/9/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0569STATE v. SIMMONSMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

9/4/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0939STATE v. KRENTIRASMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

9/4/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0442STATE v. KNOXMEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

9/2/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0754STATE v. STRONGMEMORANDUM
 Randall M. Howe, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

8/21/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0307STATE v. RANDLESOPINION
 Andrew W. Gould, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

 

Whether Arizona Revised Statute section 13-716 and the recently amended Arizona Revised Statute section 41-1604.09 address the constitutional issue discussed in Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455, 2469 (2012) and expressly provide that juvenile offenders sentenced to life imprisonment shall be eligible for parole upon completion of their minimum sentence.


Constitutionality Decision

Holding Arizona Revised Statutes sections 13-716 and 13-751(A) are constitutional under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 2, Section 14, of the Arizona Constitution.

8/5/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0751STATE v. HERNANDEZMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

8/5/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0791STATE v. TARROPINION
 John C. Gemmill, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

 

1.  Does the concept of an intoxicated person using a vehicle as a "stationary shelter" (as opposed to being in "actual physical control" of the vehicle) remain viable after our supreme court's opinion in State v. Zaragoza, 221 Ariz. 49, 209 P.3d 629 (2009)?

2.  Did the jury instruction recommend in Zaragoza sufficiently cover Defendant's "stationary shelter" defense, even though the words "stationary shelter" were not used?

7/31/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0136STATE v. ROBERTSONMEMORANDUM
 John C. Gemmill, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/29/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0476STATE v. JARRETTMEMORANDUM
 John C. Gemmill, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/29/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0452STATE v. PELAEZOPINION
 Donn Kessler, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur

 Can a judge order probation assessments against a defendant under ARS sections 12-114.01(A) and 12-269 without an underlying assessment or penalty?
7/29/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0294STATE v. CARDENAS-SALCIDOMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Patricia K. Norris, Concur; Maurice Portley, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0108STATE v. SHIVERSMEMORANDUM
 Michael J. Brown, Author; Randall M. Howe, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0495STATE v. ESKIVELMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0083STATE v. GARCIAMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0047DCS v. ANTHONY S., A.M.MEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

7/23/2014   1 CA-CV 14-0272GALLARDO et al. v. STATE OF ARIZONA et al.OPINION
 Michael J. Brown, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Special Concurrence

 

Whether an amendment to A.R.S. § 15-1441, which mandates that "a county with a population of at least three million persons shall elect two additional governing members" to its community college district board, constitutes a special law in violation of the Arizona Constitution.


Constitutionality Decision

Holding A.R.S. § 15-1441 unconstitutional under Article 4, Part 2, Section 19 of the Arizona Constitution, which prohibits the enactment of special laws.

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0076STATE v. RAMOSOPINION
 Michael J. Brown, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

 

When a prosecutor comments on a defendant's failure to testify in violation of the Fifth Amendment, but the defendant does not object at trial, should the appellate court apply Henderson fundamental error analysis to determine whether the error is reversible?

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0447STATE v. DENBESTENMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0491STATE v. BARBAMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Patricia K. Norris, Concur; Maurice Portley, Concur

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0046STATE v. SPENCERMEMORANDUM
 Randall M. Howe, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0881STATE v. GOMEZMEMORANDUM
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0710STATE v. FORDMEMORANDUM
 Andrew W. Gould, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0017DANIEL F. v. DCS, C.F.MEMORANDUM
 Andrew W. Gould, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0689STATE v. KOECKESMEMORANDUM
 Patricia K. Norris, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Maurice Portley, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0424SULLIVAN v. HOMES et al.MEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0643STATE v. VARELAMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0276MIDTOWN v. FARMERSMEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0276MIDTOWN v. FARMERSOPINION
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

 

Can an insurer be sued under A.R.S. § 33-934(A) if it pays a claim without resolving a perfected lien?

7/10/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0337HAVEN v. TAYLOR et al.MEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

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