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A: No, that is not a cost or expense of litigation. Read Ariz. Op. 95-01.

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9th Circuit Says Own Precedent May Sometimes Be Ignored
The 9th U.S. Circuit gave its panels and lower court judges more latitude to ignore the appeal court's own precedents when they've been undermined by more recent Supreme Court decisions. Read more...

AZ Appeals Court: No Grace Period Required For New Standards
The state does not have to provide a grace period for adding or amending the definition of an offense, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled. Read more...

EEOC Case Against Law Firm Reinstated
In a victory for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the 9th U.S. Circuit overturned a lower court's dismissal of a sexual harassment suit against a Calif. law firm. Read more...


Volunteers Needed for Supreme Court Committees
July 25th is the deadline to submit your application to serve on the Committee on Character and Fitness or the Committee on Examinations. For more information and an application click here.

Applications Open for 9th Circuit Lawyer Representatives
Do you have federal court experience? Want to help improve Arizona's court system? Apply to serve as a Lawyer Representative to the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference of the United States. Read more.

Bar Convention Sets Near Record Attendance
Attorney attendance at this year's State Bar Convention was the highest since 1999. The Bar extends thanks to so many for making the event such a success. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

June 27, 2003 - JV 02-0140 - In re: Arnulfo G.
Is the possibility that a juvenile may be prosecuted as an adult, in and of itself, sufficient prejudice to allow a juvenile court to dismiss a citation with prejudice when the state moves to dismiss the citation without prejudice? Read opinion...

July 3, 2003 - 2 CA-CV 2002-0117 - Residence at 319 E. Fairgrounds Drive
Must a civil in rem forfeiture under A.R.S. § 13-2314(G) be reviewed under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution to determine if it is an excessive fine?
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9th Circuit Court of Appeals

July 10, 2003 - No. 02-70570 - Ramirez-Zavala v. Ashcroft
An application for suspension of deportation may not be filed with the INS rather than with an Immigration Judge, under the circumstances. Read opinion...

July 9, 2003 - No. 02-56063 - Zaputil v. Cowgill
The intra-military immunity doctrine from Feres v. US, 340 U.S. 135, bars a military reservist, who had been discharged from the National Guard but not from the Reserve, from bringing an action for damages against the military personnel who allegedly wrongly revoked her National Guard discharge and ordered her back to duty. Read opinion...