Category: Legal Alerts

Proposed Revisions to Common IGA between the Arizona Department of Revenue and All Arizona Municipalities Circulated

October 10, 2018 By John C. Shafer III In Legal Alerts

October 10, 2018 – Yesterday, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns distributed comprehensive revisions to the existing, original Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) terms with the Arizona Department of Revenue that all Arizona cities and towns adopted several years ago. A small group of municipal and State negotiators met for many […]

Arizona Court of Appeals Determines Specially Trained Registered Nurses are Qualified as Causation Expert Witnesses

May 21, 2018 By Melissa S. San Angelo In Legal Alerts

On April 24, 2018, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that causation experts in medical malpractice cases do not need to be medical doctors. In Rasor v. Northwest Hospital LLC dba Northwest Medical Center, the court held that the strict statutory standards that apply to standard of care experts do not […]

Governmental Accounting Standards Board Requiring Additional Disclosures Effective June 15, 2018

April 12, 2018 By Dustin S. Cammack In Legal Alerts

April 12, 2018 – The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) recently issued a statement that requires disclosures of information not previously required. Statement No. 88 (“GASB 88”) says that governmental entities must make certain disclosures relating to debt, including direct borrowings and direct placements. These requirements are effective for reporting […]

Enforceability of HOA Fines

November 1, 2017 By Wendy N. Weigand In Legal Alerts

November 1, 2017 – The Arizona Court of Appeals held last week in Turtle Rock III Homeowners Assoc. v. Fisher that homeowners associations (“HOAs”) must have a written, promulgated schedule of fines in order to impose them against members, and the HOA must be able to prove that the fines are reasonable. […]

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