Agendas and Cases before the Court


 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (Part 1 of 2) - Motions 
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (Part 1 of 1) - Motions   
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (Parts 2 of 2) - Petitions for Review


 
NOTE:  Cases are listed until the issuance of the Court's mandate. 
 
AMERICAN FEDERATION et al v CITY OF PHOENIX et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0143-PR 
Oral Argument to be held on 4/16/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition from Review granted as to Issues 1 and 2 only on 1/7/2020 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0027 
 
WALTER ANSLEY et al v BANNER HEALTH NETWORK et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0077-PR 
Opinion issued on 3/9/2020 
Oral Argument held on 11/20/2019
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 8/27/2019 as to issues 1 through 3 and this additional issue:  Are attorney’s fees awardable under either A.R.S. § 12-341.01 or the private attorney general doctrine? 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 17-0075 
 
APOLLO EDUCATION v NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE  
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0229-CQ 
Oral Argument VACATED BY ORDER ON 03/17/2020 
Case Summary not yet available 
Certified Question accepted on 10/29/2019 
 
BRUSH & NIB et al v CITY OF PHOENIX 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-18-0176-PR 
Opinion issued on 9/16/2019 
Oral Argument  held on 1/22/2019 
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 11/20/2018 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 16-0602 
 
CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW CLEMENTS v HON. BERNINI/STATE 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0140-PR 
Oral Argument  held on 1/23/2020
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 10/29/2019 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0288 
 
EPHRAIM DABUSH et al v SEACRET DIRECT LLC et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0200-PR 
Oral Argument held on 1/21/2020
Case Summary
Petitions for Review granted on 11/19/2019 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0288 
 
CLAUDIA DUFF v HON. LEE/TUCSON POLICE et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0128-PR 
Oral Argument held on 2/18/2020
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 11/19/2019 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, No. 2 CA-SA 18-0058 
 
HESHMAT DOROSTI v RECOVERY INNOVATIONS et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0136-PR 
Oral Argument was to be held on 1/21/2020; Vacated by Order on 1/17/2020
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 10/29/2019 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 16-0617 
 
E.H. v HON. SLAYTON/STATE et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0118-PR 
Oral Argument held on 11/20/2019
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 9/24/2019 
Memorandum Decision issued from the Court of Appeals, Division One, 1 CA-SA 19-0004 
 
HELVETICA SERVICING INC v MICHAEL S PASQUAN 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0242-PR 
Oral Argument VACATED BY ORDER ON 03/17/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for Review granted on 1/7/2020 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 17-0699 
 
JOHNSON UTILITIES LLC v ARIZONA CORPORATION et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0105-PR 
Oral Argument held on 11/5/2019 
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 8/29/2019 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-SA-18-0197 
 
JTF AVIATION et al v CLIFTONLARSONALLEN LLP 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0209-PR 
Oral Argument VACATED BY ORDER ON 03/17/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition from Review granted as to Issue 3 only on 1/7/2020 
Opinion & Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0530 
 
SUSAN LAGERMAN v ARIZONA STATE RETIRMENT SYSTEM 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0101-PR 
Oral Argument  held on 12/17/2019
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 9/24/2019 
Opinion issued from the Court of Appeals, Division One, 1 CA-CV 18-0014 
 
FRANK PICCIOLI et al v CITY OF PHOENIX et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0116-PR 
Oral Argument to be held on 4/16/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for Review granted on 1/7/2020 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 16-0690 
 
SAGUARO HEALING LLC v STATE OF ARIZONA et al 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0129-PR 
Oral Argument held on 12/17/2019
Case Summary   
Petition for Review granted on 9/24/2019 as to Issue #B only 
Memorandum Decision issued from the Court of Appeals, Division One, 1 CA-CV 18-0242 
 
SANDRA R./SERGIO C. v DCS/M.R./F.M./J.M. 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0057-PR 
Opinion issued on 3/11/2020 
Oral Argument held on 10/15/2019
Case Summary
Mother's Petition for Review granted on 8/27/2019 as to Issue #1 only. 
Appellant Sergio C.'s Petition for Review granted on 8/27/2019 as to Issue #2 only as rephrased:  Does it violate due process to make the nexus finding in the best-interests inquiry? 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No 1 CA-JV 18-0147 
 
MARIA ROSAS et al v ADES/CHICANOS POR LA CAUSA INC 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0100-PR 
Oral Argument  held on 1/23/2020
Case Summary

Petition for Review granted on 10/29/2019 as to Issue #1 only, as rephrased:

Did the court of appeals misinterpret A.R.S. § 23-750(E), the agreements between the parties, and the Board’s decisions?

Did the court of appeals ignore factual evidence that supported the Board’s decisions? 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, Nos. 1 CA-UB 17-0385, 1 CA-UB 17-0414, 1 CA-UB 17-0415, 1 CA-UB 17-0416 
 
GREG SHEPHERD v COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0144-PR 
Oral Argument to be held on 4/14/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for Review granted as to the following issues, as rephrased on 1/7/2020:  1.  Does A.R.S. § 12-2296 immunize Costco from plaintiff’s negligence claim?  2.  Does HIPAA inform the standard of care for negligent disclosure of medical information? 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0072 
 
STEVEN SHOLEM v HONS. GASS/CONTES/MELISSA LANGEVIN 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0149-PR 
Opinion issued on 3/30/2020 
Oral Argument  held on 12/17/2019
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 9/24/2019 
 
STATE ex rel ADEL v HON. HANNAH JR/ASHLEY BUCKMAN 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0280-SA 
Oral Argument to be held on 4/14/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Jurisdiction accepted on 2/11/2020 
 
STATE ex rel BRNOVICH v ABOR 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-19-0247-PR 
Oral Argument to be held on 4/16/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for review granted as to this issue as rephrased on 2/11/2020:  “Did the trial court err by dismissing he first amended complaint?” 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CV 18-0420 
 
STATE ex rel BRNOVICH v CITY OF PHOENIX 
Arizona Supreme Court NO. CV-20-0019-SA 
Oral Argument VACATED BY ORDER ON 03/17/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Jurisdiction accepted on 1/22/2020 
 
STATE v JOHN MICHAEL ALLEN 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-17-0556-AP 
Oral Argument held on 2/18/2020
Case Summary
 
STATE v SAMMANTHA LUCILLE REBECCA ALLEN 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-17-0368-AP 
Oral Argument not yet scheduled 
Case Summary not yet available  
 
STATE v HON. KEMP/APOLINAR ALTAMIRANO 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0274-PR 
Oral Argument held on 2/18/2020
Case Summary

Petition for Review granted on 12/10/2019 as rephrased:

 1.  Did the trial court correctly apply the definition of adaptability in A.R.S. § 13-753(K)(1) in light of the decisions in Moore v. Texas, 137 S.Ct. 1039 (2017) and Moore v. Texas, 139 S.Ct. 666 (2019)?

 2.  Did Altamirano meet his burden of proving intellectual disability? 

 
STATE v CHRISTOPHER AREVALO
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0156-PR
Oral Argument to be held on 5/7/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for Review as to this rephrased issue on 3/4/2020: Did the court of appeals correctly hold that A.R.S. § 13-1202(B)(2), a statute enhancing the penalty for threatening or intimidating committed by a member of a criminal street gang, is constitutional? 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, Case Nos. 1 CA-CR 18-0298 and 1 CA-CR 18-0299 
 
STATE v BOBBY RAY CARTER JR 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-18-0508-PR 
Oral Argument held on 9/20/2019
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 4/30/2019, only as to the issues rephrased as follows:  Did the Court of Appeals err in holding that (1) theft is a lesser-included offense of theft as a means of transportation, thus giving rise to impermissible double punishments; (2) theft is a lesser-included offense of robbery, thus giving rise to impermissible multiple punishments; and (3) a more severely-penalized offense can be a lesser-included offense of a less-severely-penalized offense for multiple-punishment purposes? 
Opinion issued from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, Case No 2 CA-CR 17-0149 
 
STATE v CHRIS THOMAS GOMEZ 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0292-PR
Oral Argument to be held on 6/2/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for Review as to this rephrased issue on 3/4/2020:  Did the trial court commit reversible error by admitting expert testimony that inconclusive DNA evidence found on the victim had two alleles also present in the defendant’s DNA profile? 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, Case No. 2 CA-CR 18-0052 
 
STATE v DAVID LEE GREEN 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-18-0537-PR 
Opinion issued on 3/4/2020 
Oral Argument  held on 9/26/2019
Case Summary   
Petition for Review granted on 5/28/2019 
Opinion issued from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, Case No. 2 CA-CR 17-0208 
 
STATE v PABLO ISAAC HERNANDEZ 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0193-PR 
Oral Argument VACATED BY ORDER ON 03/17/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition from Review granted as to Issue A only on 1/7/2020 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, No. 2 CA-CR 18-0042 
 
STATE v BRYAN MITCHELL LIETZAU 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0132-PR 
Oral Argument held on 2/18/2020
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 11/19/2019 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, No. 2 CA-CR 18-0011 
 
STATE v PHILIP JOHN MARTIN 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-18-0380-PR 
Opinion issued on 8/9/2019 
Oral Argument held on 5/9/2019 
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted as to this issue only: “Was the prosecution barred by double jeopardy from re-trying Appellant for first degree murder after a conviction of second degree murder in a prior trial?” on 3/20/2019 
Opinion and Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One, Case No. 1 CA-CR 16-0551 
 
STATE v JAMES ERIN McKINNEY 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-93-0362-AP 
Opinion issued on 9/27/2018 
Oral Argument  held on 9/6/2018
Case Summary                
 
STATE v WILLIAM MIXTON 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0276-PR 
Oral Argument held on 2/13/2020
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 11/19/2019 
Cross-Petition for Review granted as to issue #1 only on 11/19/2019 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, No. 2 CA-CR 17-0217 
 
STATE v HECTOR SEBASTION NUNEZ-DIAZ 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-18-0514-PR 
Opinion issued on 7/16/2019 
Oral Argument held on 5/7/2019
Case Summary
Petition for Review granted on 3/5/2019 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division One No. 1 CA-CR 16-0793 
 
STATE v VIVEK A PATEL 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0366-PR 
Oral Argument to be held on 5/5/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for Review as to this rephrased issue on 3/4/2020: Does A.R.S. § 28-672(G) violate the Victims’ Bill of Rights, Ariz. Const. art. 2, § 2.1 (A)(8), by capping victim restitution? 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, Case No. 1 CA-CR 18-0774 
 
STATE v THOMAS MICHAEL RILEY 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-15-0411-AP
Opinion issued on 3/10/2020 
Oral Argument held on 9/10/2019
Case Summary
 
STATE v DEMITRES ROBERTSON 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0175-PR 
Oral Argument to be held on 4/14/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
Petition for Review granted as to both issues on 2/11/20, with the second issue rephrased as follows:  “Should the invited error doctrine apply to prevent appellate relief from illegal, stipulated sentences?” 
Opinion from the Court of Appeals, Division One, No. 1 CA-CR 17-0491 
 
STATE v PRESTON ALTON STRONG 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-17-0201-AP 
Oral Argument to be held on 5/5/2020
Case Summary not yet available 
 
STATE v OSCAR PENA TRUJILLO 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-18-0531-PR 
 Oral Argument  held on 9/26/2019
Case Summary   

Petition for Review granted on 5/28/2019 as to 1. Was Trujillo entitled to a jury finding on M.A.C.’s age when that fact increased the mandatory minimum sentence affecting sex-offender registration?  2. Was the error harmless?  3.  Should this Court reconsider the opinion in State v. Noble, 171 Ariz. 171, (1992) 

Opinion issued from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, Case No. 2 CA-CR 17-0241 
 
STATE v LUIS ARMANDO VARGAS 
Arizona Supreme Court No. CR-19-0071-PR 
Oral Argument held on 2/13/2020
Case Summary

Petition for Review granted on 10/29/2019 as to Issue #2 as rephrased:

Did petitioner preserve fundamental error review for individual claims of prosecutorial misconduct by arguing that cumulative instances of prosecutorial misconduct constituted fundamental error? 

Did the court of appeals properly rely on State v. Moreno-Medrano, 218 Ariz. 349 (App. 2008)? 
Memorandum Decision from the Court of Appeals, Division Two, No. 2 CA-CR 16-0324 
 
 
NOTE:  Cases are listed until the issuance of the Court's mandate.
 
 
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