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Ryan v. State: The Abolition of Broad Tort Immunity for Government Entities and Employees in Tucson, AZ

Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that shields certain government officials and entities from liability for some tort actions. However, the doctrine of qualified immunity does not insulate government officials and entities from all liability. This has not always been the case. At one point in Arizona’s history, public entities and employees were protected…

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Notice of Claims Against Arizona Public Entities

An Arizona civil action begins with filing a complaint with the superior court. Generally, the injured party does not need to provide the defendant with any advanced notice of the lawsuit prior to filing the Complaint. However, before filing a claim against a public entity, an injured person must provide the public entity with advanced…

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