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Best Lawyers Selects CDQ As A Tier 1 Law Firm For 2022

Best Lawyers has once again selected CDQ as a Tier 1 law firm for Commercial Litigation in the 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms.”  The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review…

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Dan Quigley Named As Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year For Litigation-Real Estate

CDQ is proud to announce that the Best Lawyers in America has named Dan Quigley as the Lawyer of the Year in Arizona in the category of Litigation-Real Estate.  Best Lawyers is a peer-review service designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the geographical and…

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CDQ Attorneys Selected as “Ones To Watch” By Best Lawyers

Four CDQ attorneys have been selected for the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch.”  J. Neil Stuart, Kaysey Fung, Kevin Moyer and Jenna Brownlee received this honor.  Best Lawyers recognizes “Ones to Watch” as attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.   Best…

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Dan Dowd Recognized By Best Lawyers for Bet-the-Company Litigation

Dan Dowd was chosen by Best Lawyers for the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation.  Bet-the-Company Litigation is a new practice area for Best Lawyers, and recognizes an attorney’s ability to manage litigation involving multiple investigations, multiple jurisdictions, or multiple adversaries.  “Bet-the-company cases require an ability not only to navigate in these different…

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CDQ Secures Dismissal Of Employment Claims – Twice

Dan Dowd, Betsy Lamm and Kaysey Fung obtained dismissal of a breach of contract, unpaid wages and retaliation claims against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) based on the plaintiff’s failure to file a notice of claim in compliance with A.R.S. § 12-821.01.  On May 12, 2021, the Pima County Superior Court entered judgment dismissing…

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District Court Affirms Bankruptcy Court’s Dismissal of $300 Million Adversary Complaint

In September 2020, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona dismissed a lawsuit that was brought by the debtor against CDQ’s client, the primary creditor in the bankruptcy.  The debtor alleged that CDQ’s client and several of its principals wrongfully and in bad faith sought a declaratory judgment to invalidate a real estate contract…

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CDQ Obtains Summary Judgment Ruling

In 2018, a plaintiff sued CDQ’s clients, a public university and several of its employees and former employees, in federal court alleging multiple claims arising from his expulsion.  In December 2019, the District Court granted CDQ’s motion to dismiss several of the claims for failing to state a valid claim.  On May 17, 2021, following…

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CDQ Obtains Dismissal Of Discrimination Lawsuit

On September 14, 2021, on a motion to dismiss prepared by Dan Dowd, Rebecca van Doren, and Cole Kubosumi, the United States District Court dismissed with prejudice claims of sexual orientation discrimination filed against CDQ’s clients.  The Court found that despite two attempts, the plaintiff was unable to state a plausible discrimination claim.  CDQ’s clients…

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CDQ Attorneys Appointed to ABA Leadership Positions

CDQ Partner Dan Dowd has been named Co-Director of Division VI of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.  Dan  will oversee eight Section committees focused on the legal profession—Corporate Counsel, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,  LGBT Law and Litigator, Minority Trial Lawyer, Solo & Small Firm, The Woman Advocate, Young Advocates, and Young Lawyer Leadership…

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Victory For CDQ’s Client

On July 22, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published opinion affirming the District Court’s earlier dismissal of  civil rights claims brought against CDQ’s client.  The CDQ team, led by Ron Cohen, Dan Quigley and Betsy Lamm, who argued the appeal, tackled complex issues relating to the plaintiff’s claim of discrimination arising…

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