Dozens of allegations of widespread problems in the Arizona Department of Corrections' health care system were made public yesterday. The claims come from the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona's big class-action lawsuit against the state prison system, which claims that the ADC's health car ... More >>
Tonopah residents who are fighting a new Hickman's Family Farms facility in the town are taking the fight to Clint Hickman, a co-owner of the company and Maricopa County Supervisor. A lawsuit filed against Hickman alleges that some of the signs used by Hickman in his re-election campaign -- featuri ... More >>
A Phoenix-area resident claims he swallowed a piece of metal that was inside a burrito he purchased at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant.According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Tyler Maiden, that piece of metal got stuck in his esophagus, and he "suffered serious, significant, and permanent in ... More >>
A lawsuit filed by activist Randy Parraz against Maricopa County following his 2008 arrest outside the Board of Supervisors Auditorium can move ahead, a federal judge ruled yesterday. Parraz was arrested on September 29, 2008, after he and members of his group, Maricopa Citizens for Safety and Acco ... More >>
After a few rounds of threats, the Justice Department announced finally its lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio this morning.The lawsuit addresses that "culture of bias" the Justice Department's been alleging since it released its findings in December, claimin ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas were blasted in a court ruling on Monday, the day before Thomas found himself disbarred. As we pointed out earlier today, the 247-page opinion by the state Supreme Court panel that disbarred Thomas made it clear that Arpaio ... More >>
Joel Fox Well, what do you know -- Joel Fox finally has achieved the equivalent of a base hit in a court case. A federal judge ruled recently that a lawsuit against Cox Communications by the disgraced former captain fired by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can proceed, for no ... More >>
TMZHerman Cain's latest accuser, Sharon Bialek (right), and her headline-hungry attorney, Gloria Allred.Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain remains on the attack when it comes to Sharon Bialek, the latest woman to accuse the former Godfather's Pizza CEO of sexual harassment.Cain plans t ... More >>
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's lawsuit against medical marijuana is on the ropes following today's motion to dismiss by the U.S. Justice Department. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's lawsuit against the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law should be dismissed by the court, says the U.S. Ju ... More >>
Last week, a California woman brought a false-advertising lawsuit against Taco Bell claiming that their products contain very little meat. And for those of us who have eaten their Cantina Tacos, this should resonate like the sun exploding. The class-action suit, which does not ask for money ... More >>
Democratic Congressional candidate Jon HulburdCongressional candidate Jon Hulburd has based the majority of his campaign around attacking his opponent, Ben Quayle, over his ties to The Dirty, a raunchy, Scottsdale-based gossip site, to which Quayle admits contributing a few satirical posts.Hulbur ... More >>
Image: Nfl.com The Arizona Cardinals and NFL Management Council are demanding $2.8 million from lineback Calvin Pace.The Arizona Cardinals and NFL Management Council filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against former Cards player Calvin Pace, demanding he pay $2.8 million for lost time during th ... More >>
Photo: www.deals.fourpoints.com The EEOC claims an Iraqi employee was subjected to months of racially charged harassment at this Phoenix hotel.An Iraqi man was subjected to months of bigoted, insulting statements by his boss at a Valley Sheraton hotel, federal officials allege in a ... More >>
www.fireandreamitchell.comArizona Governor Jan Brewer announced last night that Arizona will be joining 14 other states in a lawsuit against the federal government over the federal healthcare mandate passed by Congress last month.Brewer's general counsel, Joseph Kanefield, will represent Ar ... More >>
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California to Washington, D.C. They include businesses ranging from ... More >>
The federal racketeering lawsuit filed last week by Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio has "fatal defects" and should be dismissed, argue high-profile lawyers named in the suit. The evidence-light racketeering lawsuit claims the Board of Supervisors, top judge ... More >>
Nixon redux: Document shredding, deleted e-mails. What's next, secret tapes?In a stunning revelation recently made public as part of the ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an MCSO sergeant has admitted that the departmen ... More >>
If things weren't bad enough for Doug Grant, now serving a five-year prison term after a jury convicted him of manslaughter in the death of his wife Faylene, get this: Jenna Stradling, his 19-year-old stepdaughter (and a key witness against him in the controversial, high-profile case) has filed a& ... More >>
Max Wilson, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, has agreed to meet with County Attorney Andrew Thomas to discuss a possible settlement to their lawsuit battle. In a letter today to Thomas, Wilson (pictured) notes the court decisions Thomas has recently lost and agrees litigat ... More >>
Just got word that the cease-and-desist motion filed by Maricopa County Andrew Thomas to stop the county from taking over civil litigation matters has failed. Superior Court Judge Donald Daughton rejected the motion. As we were the first to report on Monday, the county Board of Supervisors v ... More >>
The lawsuit filed against the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors by County Attorney Andrew Thomas can proceed, a judge has ruled, but Thomas must disclose any potential conflicts of interest in the case. Retired Superior Court Judge Donald Daughton also kicked Sheriff Joe Arpaio off the lawsuit, ... More >>
Arpaio's lawyer can't explain away his fudged résumé
Again, a judge bends over and allows Sheriff Joe Arpaio to sneer at Arizona's public records law
Animal rights activists sue researcher
Proposed bill would ban confidentiality agreements in Arizona liability lawsuits
Week of March 30, 2000
Publisher wins right to print photos of immigrants who died after entering U.S.
Three decades ago, an unsolved murder case and arson fire scarred Lori Romaneck for life. Since 1993, she's been fighting a bureaucratic backdraft to set the record straight.
Judge flushes allegations that water was tainted by Motorola
Inmate's family files claim against state for gang-related murder
Convicted con man Ben Friedman tells Phoenix accounting big shots Leonard Miller and Carlos Wagner to check their balance
The nursing assistant was fired for sexual misconduct. But when he was charged with crimes, Samaritan Health System decided he deserved the best defense money could buy.
They put their life savings into a Christian housing development owned by the Conservative Baptists. Now they're praying for deliverance.
Litigation over care fo rArizona's mentally ill ended four years ago. Sowhy have private attorneys racked up more than $1 million in fees since then?
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