2020 Case Summaries


These web pages are designed to provide members of the news media and other interested parties with summaries of Oral Argument that will be or have been heard by the justices of the Arizona Supreme Court.

These summaries were prepared by the Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys' Office and the Administrative Office of the Courts solely for educational purposes.  They are not to be considered official commentaries by the court or any member thereof or part of any brief, memorandum or other pleading filed in these cases. 

November 19, 2020 Case Summary: CV-20-0119-PR Swift Transportation Co., LLC v. Hon. Krista M. Carman (rpi Thomas Mountz, et al)    

November 17, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-20-0030-PR American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona v. Arizona Department of Child Safety; CV-20-0058-PR Concetta Rizzo v. Surpass Senior Living, LLC et al

October 15, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-20-0112-PR The State of the Netherlands v. MD Helicopters, Inc.; CR-19-0368-PR State of Arizona v. Easton Courtney Murray; CV-20-0082-CQ Marcie Redgrave v. Doug Ducey, et al. 

October 13, 2020 Case Summaries: CR-19-0315-PR State of Arizona v. Hon. James Marner & Darren Irving Goldin; CR-20-0254-PR Neko Anthony Wilson v. Hon. Higgins & State ex rel Brad Carolyn; CV-20-0173-PR Thomas Cox v. Hon. Adele Ponce & Makayla Esplin & Perspective Adoptive Couple

September 29, 2020 Case Summary: CR-18-0295-AP State of Arizona v. Allyn Akeem Smith

September 22, 2020 Case Summaries: CR-19-0386-PR State of Arizona v. David Joseph Duffy; CV-19-0321-PR Jessie D. v. Department of Child Safety, F.V., M.D., M.D., C.D.

June 4, 2020 Case Summary: CR-18-0595-PR State of Arizona v. Martin Raul Soto-Fong; CR-19-0298-PR Anthony Garcia v. Hon. Butler/State of Arizona

June 2, 2020 Case Summaries: CR-19-0292-PR State of Arizona v. Chris Thomas Gomez; CR-17-0567-PC State of Arizona v. John Montenegro Cruz

May 7, 2020 Case Summary: CR-19-0156-PR State of Arizona v. Christopher Arevalo

May 5, 2020 Case Summaries: CR-19-0366-PR State of Arizona v. Vivek A Patel; CR-17-0201-AP State of Arizona v. Preston Alton Strong

April 16, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-19-0116-PR Frank Piccioli et al v. City of Phoenix et al; CV-19-0143-PR American Federation et al v. City of Phoenix et al; CV-19-0247-PR State of Arizona ex rel Brnovich v. ABOR

April 14, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-19-0144-PR Greg Shepherd v. Costco Wholesale Corporation; CR-19-0175-PR State of Arizona v. Demitres Robertson; CV-19-0280-SA State ex rel ADEL v. Hon. Hannah Jr./Ashley Buckman

March 26, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-19-0209-PR JTF Aviation Holdings Inc. v. CliftonLarsonAllen LLP - Order vacating OA; CV-19-0242-PR Helvetica Servicing Inc. v. Michael S. Pasquan - Order vacating OA; CV-20-0019-SA State ex rel. Brnovich v. City of Phoenix - Order vacating OA

March 24, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-19-0229-CQ Apollo Education Group v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA - Order vacating OA; CR-19-0193-PR State of Arizona v. Pablo Isaac Hernandez - Order vacating OA

February 18, 2020 Case Summaries: CR-19-0132-PR State of Arizona v. Bryan Mitchell Lietzau; CV-19-0128-PR Claudia Duff v. Hon. Lee/Tucson Police et al; CR-17-0556-AP State of Arizona v. John Michael Allen; CR-19-0274-PR State of Arizona v. Hon. Kemp/Apolinar Altamirano

February 13, 2020 Case Summaries: CR-19-0071-PR State of Arizona v. Luis Armando Vargas; CR-19-0276-PR State of Arizona v. William Mixton

January 23, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-19-0100-PR Maria Rosas et al v. ADES/Chicanos Por La Causa Inc; CR-19-0140-PR Christopher Matthew Clements v. Hon. Bernini/State

January 21, 2020 Case Summaries: CV-19-0200-PR Ephraim Dabush v. Seacret Direct LLC; CV-19-0136-PR Heshmat Dorosti v. Recovery Innovations