Q: Which former employees of an opposing party can you talk to without the consent of opposing counsel?

A: All except 1) those whose acts or omissions gave rise to the action; or 2) those who have an ongoing relationship with the former employer. Lang v. Superior Ct., 170 Ariz. 602, 608-609 (App. 1992).
See Ariz. Op. 00-05 for more information

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Court hears gaming challenge
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Arizona Court of Appeals – Division One

July 2, 2002 - CV 01-0492 - ADOC v. State of Arizona Personnel Board
On administrative review, may the Personnel Board find employee discipline to be "excessive" when it merely believes that lesser punishment would be more appropriate?

June 27, 2002 - CR 01-0453 - State v. Schaffer
May a prosthetic device be a "dangerous instrument" within the meaning of the aggravated assault statute, A.R.S. § 13-1204(A)(2)?

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

July 2, 2002 - No. 00-15635 - Flowers v. First Hawaiian Bank
A bank's production of financial records to the U.S. Army, pursuant to an unlawful subpoena (issued in a proceeding under Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which does not authorize subpoenas), violated the Right to Financial Privacy Act, and the governmental litigation exemption to the Act is inapplicable.

July 2, 2002 - No. 00-16867 - Benny v. U.S. Parole Commission
The U.S. Parole Commission's jurisdiction over a parolee is not automatically terminated under 18 U.S.C. section 4211(c)(1), if five years on parole release elapse without an early termination
decision, but a writ of mandamus should issue requiring an early termination hearing and decision.