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0 Replies and 209 Views R-20-0040 Ariz. R. Civ. P. 56(c)(3)   Started by James_Smith The petition seeks to amend Arizona Rule of Civil Procedure 56(c)(3) to allow judges to opt out of separate statements of facts. Instead, the parties would attach the materials to their motion, response, or reply. They also would sequentially paginate the attachments and cite to those pages in the motion, response, or reply. James D. Smith No. 016760 101 W. Jefferson St. Ste. 814 Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 372-5945 james.smithjbazmc.marico...
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8 Replies and 3745 Views R-20-0012 PETITION TO PERMANENTLY ADOPT RULES FOR THE FAST TRIAL AND ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION PROGRAM (FASTAR)   Started by Jennifer Thorson Hon. Kyle Bryson, Petitioner Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona in Pima County 110 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701 520-724-4215 presidingjudgesc.pima.gov Would permanently adopt the Rules for the Fast Trial and Alternative Resolution Program (“FASTAR”), with modifications. Would permanently adopt and amend the Rules for the Fast Trial and Alternative Resolution P...
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01 Jun 2020 11:45 AM
1 Replies and 1339 Views R-20-0014 Petition to Amend FASTAR Rules 101-126   Started by James James E. Abraham Law Office of Collin T. Welch 2155 W Pinnacle Peal Rd, Ste 220 Phoenix, AZ 85027 (520) 461-0821 James_E_AbrahamProgressive.com State Bar of Arizona number 006752 Petition for adoption of Amendments to the Civil FASTAR Rules for Pima County Arizona. Would abrogate the 'alternative resolution' provisions of the FASTAR Rules and amend Rule 117 re reasonablen...
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01 May 2020 12:37 PM
1 Replies and 1265 Views R-20-0006 Rules 7, 8.1, 16, 37, 55, and Rule 84 Forms 11(a), 12(a), 13(a), and 14(a) of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by Marie van Olffen Jodi Knobel Feuerhelm Perkins Coie LLP 2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788 Phone: 602-351-8015 jfeuerhelmperkinscoie.com Would make minor technical and clarifying amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules Filed January 8, 2020. Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2020. Replies must be submitted on or before June 1, 2...
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01 May 2020 12:34 PM
0 Replies and 1370 Views R-20-0013 Petition to Amend Various Rules of Procedure Related to Creating the Verbatim Record of Judicial Proceedings   Started by Yolanda Fox ****This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court forum to view the petition, attachments, and any comments filed. Any comments submitted for this petition should be done in the Rules of Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court forum**** David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 West Washington St. Phoenix AZ 85007 (60...
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14 Jan 2020 01:31 PM
0 Replies and 1249 Views R-20-0028 Petition to Amend Rules 12 and 8.1 of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Civ. Proc. Rules 8.1 and 12 to require good faith consultation before filing certain Rule 12 motions Filed January 10, 2020. Comment must be submitted on or before May 1, 2020. Replies must be submitted o...
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0 Replies and 1161 Views R-20-0025 Petition to Amend Rule 23 of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Civ. Proc. Rule 23 class action rules to incorporate amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 Filed January 10, 2020. Comment must be submitted on or before May 1, 2020. Replies must be submitted on or before Ju...
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10 Jan 2020 03:10 PM
0 Replies and 1264 Views R-20-0018 Petition to Add Rule 16.3 to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would adopt a new Civil Proc. Rule 16.3 regarding settlements of claims for minors and adults in need of protection This petition is not yet open for public comment. Filed January 10, 2020. ...
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11 Replies and 9810 Views R-19-0015 Petition to Abrogate Rule 68, Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Arizona Petition Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would abrogate Rule 68, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure Filed: January 10, 2019 Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2019. Replies must be submitted on or before June 1, 2019.
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29 May 2019 11:52 AM
3 Replies and 4070 Views R-19-0003 Petition to Amend Rule 5.4, Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by Hon. Sara J. Agne Hon. Sara J. Agne Chair, Rule 5.4 Working Group 3131 W. Durango Street Phoenix, AZ 85009 602.506.8288 Would amend Rule 5.4, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, to add a definition and subsection setting procedures for placing case-initiating documents under seal. FILED: January 8, 2019 Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2019. Rep...
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24 May 2019 08:41 AM
6 Replies and 4197 Views R-19-0031 Petition to Amend Rule 45(a)(2) and (b)(1), Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by Yolanda Fox Jeffrey A. Marks, P.C. Attorney at Law State Bar No. 05670 4773 E. Camp Lowell Drive Tucson, Arizona 85712-1256 jeffreymarkssouthwest-legal.com 520-327-5300 Would amend Rules 45(a)(2) and (b)(1), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, to permit attorneys to issue subpoenas in their own cases. Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2019. Replies must be submitted on or before June 1, 2019.
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01 May 2019 09:38 PM
1 Replies and 3241 Views R-19-0001 Petition to Amend Rule 68(g), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by Timothy Sandefur Timothy Sandefur (Bar No. 033670), Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 462-5000, litigationgoldwaterinstitute.org Would amend Rule 68(g), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, to eliminate sanctions for actions seeking declaratory or injunctive relief or nominal damages and to allow discretion in sanction awards in public interest litigation. FILED: January 8, 2019 Comments ...
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01 May 2019 09:34 PM
0 Replies and 3244 Views R-19-0019 Petition to Amend Rule 26(c), Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Arizona Petition Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Rule 26(c), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, to clarify that requests for and orders re: documents filed under seal must comply with Rule 5.4. Filed: January 10, 2019 ...
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10 Jan 2019 03:05 PM
0 Replies and 3382 Views R-18-0040 Petition to Amend Rule 38(a)(1), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by Yolanda Fox Martin Lynch We the People Court Services Legislative Committee Chairman – AZFR 1120 W Broadway Rd 55 Tempe AZ 85282 602-550-6304 mdl2222222222gmail.com Propose adding ARCP Rule 38(a)(1) to clarify how and who is responsible for providing juries. Without such direction this 7th Amendment right may mistakenly be presumed to have disappeared. Would amend Ariz....
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18 Dec 2018 08:04 AM
3 Replies and 5752 Views R-18-0033 Petition to Permanently Adopt and Amend Rule 8.1, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by mmeltzer David B. Rosenbaum, Chair Commercial Court Review Committee, Petitioner 1501 West Washington Street Phoenix AZ 85007 602-452-3242 mmeltzercourts.az.gov This petition requests permanent adoption of, and amendments to, Rule 8.1 of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, 'Assignment and Management of Commercial Cases.' Would permanently adopt Rule 8.1, Ariz. R. Civ. P., 'A...
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23 Oct 2018 01:54 PM
2 Replies and 30096 Views R-18-0018 Petition to Amend Rules 38, 39, 49, 77, and 84, Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would simplify the procedure for getting a jury trial to ensure against waiver by mere inadvertence and to eliminate the jury demand trap in cases removed to federal court. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018. ORDER...
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26 Jun 2018 04:54 PM
6 Replies and 20329 Views R-17-0050 Petition to Further Amend the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure to Modify Rule 11 and Add Rule 26(b)(2)(D)   Started by Deleted User Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey Senate President Steve Yarbrough House Speaker J.D. Mesnard 1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Glenn Hamer, President/Chief Executive Officer, Steven Twist, Chair, Legal, Regulatory, & Financial Services Committee, Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry 3200 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1125 Phoenix, Ariz...
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29 May 2018 09:49 AM
4 Replies and 20317 Views R-18-0007 Petition to Amend Rule 26(b)(4), Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by Deleted User William G. Klain, Bar No. 15851 LANG & KLAIN, PC 8767 E. Via de Commercio, Suite 102 Scottsdale, AZ 85018 (480) 947-1911 wklainlang-klain.com Patricia Lee Refo, Bar No. 17032 SNELL & WILMER, LLP 400 E. Van Buren St., 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85004-2202 (602) 382-6290 prefoswlaw.com David B. Rosenbaum, Bar No. 9819 OSBORN MALEDON 2929 North Central Ave, 2...
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21 May 2018 03:31 PM
0 Replies and 6857 Views R-18-0017 Petition to Amend Rule 7, ARCAP, and Rules 62 and 69, Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by Allyson Flanagan Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would clarify the appeal bond scheme and computation of bond amounts, adopt aspects of Fed. R. Civ. P. 62, and create an automatic discovery stay. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018. This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Arizo...
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19 Jan 2018 12:01 PM
2 Replies and 30232 Views R-17-0006 Petition to Amend Rules 16, 16.1, 26.2, 38 and 38.1, Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by bcrmember Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 Acting General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016-6288 (602) 340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend the rules relating to medical malpractice cases to conform to the rules governing all other cases, eliminating superfluous rules and simplifying procedures. FILED 1/06/2017 ...
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30 Jun 2017 04:21 PM
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