Valley Fire Departments Allow Advertising If you live in Apache Junction or around the Daisy Mountain/Anthem area you may have noticed that fired departments allow advertising  on their trucks and ambulances.  Local fire districts and departments, especially those in the outlining part of the valley, are in need of funding.  Thus they have turned to…

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By D. Jeffrey Craven Originally published in the April/May 2014 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. An article from the December 2013/January 2014 issue talked about the importance of inspector certification and qualifications, arguing that the case U.S. Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc.1 held that judges should consider four factors to recognize…

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SCOTUS Rules In Personal Jurisdiction Case. In the case of Walden v Fiore, a Georgia police officer working with the DEA, at a Georgia airport searched Fiore (Plaintiff).  As a result of the search Walden seized a large sum of cash from Fiore.  Fiore was a Nevada resident claimed that after they returned to their…

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Today, Justice Sotomayor granted Utah’s request of  a stay of Federal Judge’s ruling striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.  SCOTUS’ order reinstates the ban, pending a 10th Circuit Court ruling on the ban.  There were no dissents in the granting of the stay.  Some SCOTUS commentators say that the public should not take this…

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David Eckert, a resident of Deming N.M. is seeking summary judgment on his Civil Rights claims against the City of Deming and Deming police officers Bobby Orosco and Robert Chavez.  The lawsuit arises out of an arrest and search incident to that arrest.  Mr. Eckert was leaving a Wal-Mart in Deming, NM when he was…

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In May of 2010,faculty at Live Oak High School, ordered students wearing American Flag t-shirts to either remove their t-shirts or turn them inside out.  School administrators stated they made the decision to avoid conflict with Hispanic students leading up to Cinco De Mayo.   The plaintiffs (whom have since graduated high school) allege that the…

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The Florida bar recently issued guidelines for advertising and social networking sites.   The Florida State Bar has mandated that any request for a non-client to follow the firm on twitter, is subject to advertising rules.  Attorneys are concerned about the new guidelines and their applicability to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, are attorneys to state…

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Sergio Garcia graduated law school in California, like most law school graduates, he sat for the bar exam and submitted his moral character application.   He graduated from Cal North School of Law (a California accredited law school).  He passed the bar exam and the California State Bar deemed him to be of moral character.…

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