The Vanishing Civil Jury Trial

by posted by on August 06, 2018

Many lawyers with whom I conduct mediations are surprised to learn that the civil jury trial rate in Maricopa County Superior Court has fallen to less than one percent of cases filed. In response to the dramatic decline in civil jury trials nationwide, NYU Law School in September, 2015, began a formal study of the […]

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Is Arbitration of Skilled Nursing Facility Disputes Headed into the Sunset?

by posted by on November 07, 2016

A body of Arizona law on the enforceability of pre-dispute arbitration provisions in skilled nursing facility contracts may be headed into the sunset due to new federal regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) that take effect November 28, 2016. Section 483.70(n) of the regulations prohibits skilled nursing facilities that participate […]

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