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Final Report re: Parker et al v. PSPRS-CV2012-000456

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Our last report noted that, while another status conference in this matter had been set for January 22, 2018, we expected to receive a proposed form of judgment from Ben Cooper for review. In early November, we did receive a proposed form of judgment and over the next few weeks, several proposed forms of judgment were circulated among all counsel. After a number of discussions and email exchanges, all counsel agreed upon a final proposed Form of Judgment. The parties filed a Stipulation agreeing to entry of the simultaneously filed  propos...
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AZ Supreme Court: PSPRS Cuts Unconstitutional

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Good news for all retired members of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System! As you may recall, several members of the Fraternal Order of Police asked the membership to financially support their challenge of the unconstitutional changes to your retirement benefits. Thousands of FOP members voluntarily stepped up to write checks to help defray the legal costs.  All litigation decisions were made by the individual plaintiffs and all legal costs were paid by donations to a separate fund. As a result of the Arizona Supreme Court de...
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Personal Injury Compensation

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Our firm has had the privilege of representing law enforcement officers and their families and friends for the past eighteen years. Part of what we do is represent people who have been injured and are legally entitled to financial compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. In the past 10 years, our firm has successfully litigated hundreds of personal injury cases and we have obtained settlements for our clients totaling over $13 million dollars. Also, because of our experience in representing law enforcement offi...
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California judge bars voter-approved pension cuts for city workers

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A state court judge has barred the city of San Jose, California, from imposing voter-approved pension cuts on current municipal workers in a ruling with implications for cash-strapped local governments across the United States. As public employee unions and many U.S. cities lock horns over cuts in retirement costs blamed for municipal budget crises, Superior Court Judge Patricia Lucas ruled that a ballot initiative forcing workers to contribute more to their pensions was invalid. In her “tentative” ruling, dated from last week but publicly rele...
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NHTSA records confirm: August is a dangerous month for driving

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Did you know that your brain is 80% water? Or that Friday, January 4, 2013 was National Trivia Day? Or that August is the most dangerous month to drive? From time to time, we come across random facts that deserve sharing. Number 3 above is one of those. Over the years of representing police officers and their family members injured in auto accidents, we’ve noticed an uptick in auto accidents in the late Summer. It turns out, it wasn’t our imaginations. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records going back to 1994, Augus...
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U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Favor Employers

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U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Favor Employers On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions toughening standards for workers bringing discrimination or retaliation claims involving workplace harassment. In one case, Vance v. Ball State University, et al., a catering worker sued Ball State alleging she had endured racial harassment by a woman she characterized as a supervisor. The University claimed the alleged harasser was not a supervisor. This distinction is important because an employer’s liability for workplace harassment depen...
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YP&L Success at AZPOST June 2013

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Monthly AZ POST meeting for June, 2013. Three members represented by the FOP attorney as final action cases. Over the past few months, we worked out mutually agreeable Consent Agreements with POST for each of these cases. However, as you know, AZPOST does not have to adopt the Consent Agreements and can reject and increase the penalties. Fortunately, all three of the Consent Agreements were adopted as written. The only revision POST made on one of them was to actually reduce one of the suspensions from 6 months to 4 months – this case involved ...
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YP&L Significant Legal Cases

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Our attorneys have handled many significant cases and practiced before numerous tribunals including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Courts, The United States Court of Claims, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and Superior Courts throughout the State. Click on the links below to learn more about a few of the cases we’ve handled. Lake v. City of Phoenix : Determining that computer generated “metadata” is a public record subject to dis...
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Your Lawyer’s Advice Regarding Auto Insurance

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Two Things to Carry in Arizona Everyone who lives in Arizona should “carry” two things. Water and UIM/UM insurance coverage. With either of these, it is better to have them and never need them than need them and not have them. Water requires no explanation, but UIM/UM coverages do. What does UIM (underinsured motorist) coverage and UM (uninsured motorist) mean? UIM, or underinsured motorist coverage, protects you or passengers in your vehicle for bodily injury you or your passengers sustain in an accident involving a driver who has insufficient...
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