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Earlier this year, the Legislature enacted a statute making a number of changes to the Purchaser Dwelling Act (the “PDA”). The PDA governs construction defect litigation involving single-family and multi-family homes.
The new legislation becomes effective on August 27, 2019 and requires some changes to form construction and consulting agreements, and may also require changes to how homebuilders and sellers process construction defect claims.
Broadly, the legislation changes the PDA in the following ways:
Expanded Right of Repair: The PDA was initially enacted to give the “seller” an opportunity to repair any alleged construction defects before the homebuyer could file a lawsuit.
LEGAL ALERT: Arizona Supreme Court Decides ‘Medical Marijuana’ Includes Extracted Resin
The highly anticipated Arizona Supreme Court opinion in State of Arizona v. Rodney Christopher Jones has been released: By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Court held on Tuesday that “marijuana”, as used in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”) approved by voters in 2010, includes the plant’s dried-leaf/flower form and its extracted resin, including hashish.
What does the Court’s decision mean for the medical marijuana community? It means registered qualifying patients in Arizona no longer have to worry about being convicted under Arizona criminal code for possessing allowable amounts of cannabis resin in compliance with the AMMA.
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