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0 Replies and 253 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., 'Assignment and Management of Commercial Cases' as amend...
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23 Jul 2018 10:29 AM
2 Replies and 25635 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.
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26 Jun 2018 04:54 PM
6 Replies and 14831 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  Sara J. Agne 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, Arizona 85012 W...
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by  Allyson FlanaganJump to last post
29 May 2018 09:49 AM
4 Replies and 15122 Views R-18-0007 Petition to Amend Rule 26(b)(4), Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by  William Klain 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, 21st Floor Phoenix, AZ 850...
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21 May 2018 03:31 PM
0 Replies and 2726 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 25767 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
8 Replies and 19821 Views R-17-0010 Petition to Amend the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, to Modify Rules 8, 8.1, 11, 16, 26, 26.1-.2, 29, 30, 31, 33–37, 45, 45.2; Abrogate Rule 16.3; Adopt New Rules 26.2 and 45.2; and Modify Rule 84   Started by  mmeltzer Petitioner: Don Bivens, Chair Committee: Committee on Civil Justice Reform Mailing Address: 1501 West Washington Street, Suite 410, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Phone: 602.452.3242 FAX: 602.452.3480 E-mail: mmeltzercourts.az.gov Petitioner requests amendments to rules concerning case management, discovery, and sanctions. ...
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29 Jun 2017 03:57 PM
2 Replies and 8646 Views R-17-0009 Petition for Necessary Technical Amendments to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by  Sara J. Agne Sara J. Agne 026950 sagneswlaw.com Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. One Arizona Center 400 E. Van Buren Phoenix, AZ 85004-2202 PH: 602-382-6000 Shirley J. McAuliffe 006507 McAuliffe Law Office PLLC 77 E. MIssouri Avenue, Unit 66 Phoenix, AZ 85012-1386 Would amend certain of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure to adopt ne...
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by  Sara J. AgneJump to last post
22 Jun 2017 02:15 PM
3 Replies and 12246 Views R-17-0001 Rule 4.1(d), Rules of CV Procedure   Started by  Linda Koschney Arizona Process Servers Association PO Box 2233 Phoenix, AZ 85002 PH: 602-476-1737 Fax: 602-258-9550 azserverassocgmail.com www.arizonaprocessservers.org Would allow substitute service at a private guard-gated community where access to the community is restricted or otherwise denied by the homeowners' association or gate guard for service of process. Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED: Petition to Amend Arizo...
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by  Linda KoschneyJump to last post
19 Jun 2017 03:30 PM
0 Replies and 8072 Views R-17-0007 Petition to Amend the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure to Add Rule 5.4   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 add a rule setting out the proper procedures for sealing and unsealing documents. FILED 1/06/2017 Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED: Petition to Amend the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure to Add...
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06 Jan 2017 05:19 PM
13 Replies and 17534 Views R-16-0010 Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure (all)   Started by  mmeltzer R-16-0010 Petition to amend the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and Related Rules Would comprehensively revise the civil rules by stylistic and substantive amendments. Petitioners: William G. Klain and David B. Rosenbaum, co-chairs Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure 1501 West Washington Street, Ste. 410, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 ...
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11 Jul 2016 09:17 AM
4 Replies and 15766 Views R-16-0019 Rules 10(f), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, and 110(b), Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by  Brian Partridge R-16-0019 Petition to Amend Rule 10, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure; Rule 110, Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure Would allow the court to substitute a fictitiously named defendant's true name after judgment, conditioned on findings that the defendant was properly served and was reasonably identified so that the defendant knew or should have known of the proceeding Petitioner: Brian K. Partridge Law Office of Ja...
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30 Jun 2016 04:17 PM
1 Replies and 10501 Views R-16-0017 RULE 5.1(a), ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE   Started by  Joseph Domanico R-16-0017 Petition to Modify Rule 5.1(a), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure Would allow a governmental law office or a public or private law firm that has appeared as counsel of record to substitute an attorney who is a member or associate of that office or firm by filing a notice of substitution with the court Petitioner: WILLIAM G. MONTGOMERY MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY (FIRM STATE BAR NO. 00032000) MARK FAULL...
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16 May 2016 09:41 AM
1 Replies and 9420 Views R-16-0018 Rule 49(a), Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by  Patricia Schuler R-16-0018 Petition To Amend Rule 49(a) of the Rules of Civil Procedure Would allow jurors, in the case of a non-unanimous verdict, to sign the verdict form using their juror number and initials in lieu of a signature Petitioner: Honorable Randall H. Warner Civil Court Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County 101 W. Jefferson Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 372-2966 Date of Fi...
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by  Patricia SchulerJump to last post
16 May 2016 09:09 AM
1 Replies and 9203 Views R-15-0043 Petition to Amend Rule 11, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by  Deleted User R-15-0043 Petition to Amend Rule 11, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure Would amend Rule 11 according to the State Bar's pending Petition R-15-0004 (adding sanctions to curb abusive Rule 11 accusations in court filings), with the exception of the mandatory sanctions provision Petitioner: Natasha Wrae, President Pima County Bar Association ...
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12 May 2016 12:50 PM
0 Replies and 8776 Views R-16-0033 Petition to Promulgate Rule 28.1, S.Ct. Rules, and to Abrogate Rule 83, ARCP, Rule 36, ARCrP, Rule 5, Juv.Ct. Rules, and Rule 21, ARFLP   Started by  Linda Koschney R-16-0033 Petition to Promulgate Rule 28.1, S.Ct. Rules, and to Abrogate Rule 83, ARCP, Rule 36, ARCrP, Rule 5, Juv.Ct. Rules, and Rule 21, ARFLP Would implement a procedure for presiding judges to request Supreme Court approval of new and amended local rules for superior courts, justice of the peace courts, and magistrate courts Petitioner: ...
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01 Mar 2016 02:58 PM
6 Replies and 10729 Views R-15-0007 Petition to Amend Rule 23, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by  Anonymous R-15-0007 PETITION TO AMEND RULE 23, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE Would provide direction for distribution of residual funds in class action cases Petitioner: Thomas J. Giallanza Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education 4201 North 24th Street, Suite 210 Phoenix, Arizona 85016-6288 Telephone: (602) 340-7366 Facsimile: (602) 773-3105 Email: Thomas.Giallanzaazflse.org ...
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30 Jun 2015 05:21 PM
3 Replies and 9773 Views R-15-0004 Petition to Amend Rule 11, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by  Anonymous R-15-0004 PETITION TO AMEND RULE 11, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE Would add sanctions designed to curb the proliferation of abusive Rule 11 accusations in court filings Petitioner: John A. Furlong, Bar No. 018356 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 ...
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25 Jun 2015 03:49 PM
0 Replies and 9760 Views R-15-0021 Petition to Amend Rule 55(a)(1)(ii), Ariz. R. Civ. P.   Started by  Anonymous R-15-0021 PETITION TO AMEND RULE 55, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE Would clarify a party's obligation to provide notice of an Application for Entry of Default to an attorney representing a party claimed to be in default Petitioner: John A. Furlong, Bar No. 018356 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602-340-7236 Fax: 602-271-4930 patri...
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09 Jan 2015 03:49 PM
114 Replies and 53260 Views R-13-0042 Rule 26(b)(4)(C), Ariz.R.Civ.Proc.   Started by  Anonymous
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R-13-0042 Petition to Amend Rule 26(b)(4)(C), Ariz. R. Civ. P. Would provide compensation for treating physicians and other medical providers as expert witnesses when compelled to testify about a patient's medical treatment Co-Petitioners on behalf of Arizona Association for Justice: Geoffrey M. Tra...
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21 Jul 2014 12:08 PM
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