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cluded, a critical distinction between the two causes of action. “In a traditional negligence claim, damages must be proved for a claim to exist,” he wrote. “Where there are no damages in a negligence case, there is sim- ply no cause of action upon which a plaintiff can recover.” “Thus,” he contin- ued, “were a jury to find in favor of a plaintiff on a negligence matter and award zero damages, the verdict would be defec- tive as a matter of law. But a wrongful-death claim is different.
It is a creature, not of the common law, but of statute. And the pertinent statute does not make damages an element. Rather, if the jury finds the defendant liable for the wrongful death, then it “shall give such damages as it deems fair and just.” Consequently, Barker held, “[t]he
statutory language does not preclude an award of zero damages if that is the amount the fact finder determines to be ‘fair and just.’” He pointed to Quinonez v. Andersen, 144 Ariz. 193, 696 P.2d 1342 (App. 1984), where the court had upheld a jury’s award of zero damages for the wrongful death of the plaintiff’s husband. The non-award was logical because evi- dence of the couple’s abusive relationship justified the jury in concluding that “a just and fair award for this loss was zero.” “[T]he key distinction between a negli- gence claim and a wrongful death claim is that damages in a wrongful death claim are not tied to the liability-causing event (the negligent act),” Barker explained. “Rather, damages are based on the injuries that come from the result of the negligent act (the death).” Joining him in affirming the judgment
were Judges Donn Kessler and Jon W. Thompson.
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Elections At CLS’ annual meeting, held May 11, attorney Greg Garcia was elected president of the board of directors. Garcia wears many hats, and sometimes all in one day. He is an attorney at Polsinelli Shughart, P.C., one of Arizona’s 25 largest law firms, sits on numerous committees and boards, has authored publications about biotech law and genetic testing, and is a member of many local bar associations and law related commit- tees. But the thing Garcia values most is the difference he makes as a result of his involvement with Community Legal Services (CLS), Arizona’s largest, civil legal aid program.
Appointments Lewis and Roca announces that Scott Brown has been appointed as the co- chair for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Bankruptcy Litigation Committee. Brown is a partner in the firm’s
New Hires Yvonne R. Hunter has joined Fennemore Craig as of counsel in the government rela- tions practice. Hunter comes to the firm with many years of govern- ment affairs experience. Before joining Fennemore Craig, she served as a senior public affairs representative for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, monitoring issues and representing the company’s interests in municipal, county, state and regulatory matters. She previously served as assistant attorney general in the Arizona Office of the Attorney General and as a senior attorney at Salt River Project. In addition, she was a deputy county attorney in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. She is the former president of the
Yvonne R. Hunter
Maricopa County Bar Association and the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.
bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group and the commercial litigation group. He practices primarily in the area of bankruptcy law, but devotes a signifi- cant amount of his time to commer- cial litigation, pre-bankruptcy work- outs, and collections. Brown also rep- resents both secured and unsecured creditors, as well as trustees, commit- tees and debtors, in all aspects of Chapter 11 business bankruptcy cases, including workouts and litigation.
Recognitions Polsinelli Shughart PC expands its platform with the addition of a Dallas office. Polsinelli Shughart adds to its transactional practice by adding M&A attorneys in Dallas, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The addition of Dallas expands the firm’s national footprint to eight states and 16 cities. Currently the firm stretches from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. Initially, three attorneys will practice in the firm’s Dallas office with additional lawyers coming in the next few years.
Phoenix School of Law Assistant Professor Keith Swisher is being honored with the American Bar Association’s 2011 Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award. This is a national award, and it honors a young lawyer’s commitment to legal and judicial ethics, lawyer professionalism, client protection and professional regulation. The award will be presented during the National Conference of Bar Presidents/National Association of Bar Executives annual award luncheon that will be held in con- junction with the ABA Annual Meeting on Friday, Aug. 5 in Toronto. Swisher joined Phoenix School of Law in 2009, and currently teaches professional responsibility and torts.
Keith Swisher Phoenix School of
Law Professor Penny Willrich has been appointed as the new associate dean of aca- demic affairs. She entered her post July 1, replacing Shandrea Solomon, who stepped down to become a full-time assistant professor of law. Before teaching at PhoenixLaw, Willrich served as the first African American woman trial court judge in Arizona’s history from 1999 to 2005. Willrich said she looks forward to working with all of her PhoenixLaw colleagues to develop a “Center of Excellence.” “This new job is a set of new responsibilities in a labor of love,” she said.
Penny Willrich Phoenix School of Law was hon-
ored as one of the top law schools in the country for its diversity efforts
with the 2011 Law School Admissions Council’s Diversity Matters Award at the organization’s annual meeting in Los Angeles on Saturday. PhoenixLaw was among the more than 200 LSAC member schools that were considered for the award. The award is given to schools that are seriously committed to diversity, and who demonstrate this by their recruit- ment efforts directed toward under- represented minority candidates. Phoenix School of Law has made diversity an integral part of its mission through the creation of the Diversity Committee and Dean’s Diversity Council which provide opportunities to identify and resolve challenges fac- ing the school’s diverse community. The faculty has a 37 percent diversity rate, and is an integral part of these two committees.
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