August 3, 2004 - CV 03-0074 - Lincoln v. Maricopa County
Did the trial court err by applying a "doctor-bill assumption" that
non-hospital charges equal a fixed percentage of hospital charges
in order to "spend-down" patients' excess income and allow them to
qualify as indigents under A.R.S. � 11-297(B) (1997) (repealed by
2001 Ariz. Sess. Laws, ch. 344, � 12)? Read opinion.
August 3, 2004 - 2 CA-CV 2002-0158 - State v. Shipman, Sweeney
In a special action arising from a criminal proceeding, did the
trial court err in imposing a sanction of attorney fees against
the state pursuant to Rule 11(a) of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure?
August 4, 2004 - No. 03-70342 - Faruk v. Ashcroft
Plaintiffs' petition for asylum is granted where their testimony of
harassment, beatings, and death threats compels the conclusion that
they suffered past persecution on account of their mixed-race, mixed-religion
marriage in Fiji. Read opinion.
August 5, 2004 - No. 02-50485 - U.S. v. Combs
Defendant's drug conviction is reversed where 1) the transfer of
trace, unusable amounts of methamphetamine for the purpose of disposal
in insufficient to support a conviction for "distribution," and
2) improper prosecutorial questioning and vouching prejudiced defendant's
right to a fair trial. Read opinion.