PHOENIX - The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for health care it provided to tribal veterans, after a federal court ruled that the decision should be left to the VA secretary.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court upheld orders imposed by a lower court on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for its practice of racial profiling under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, citing the office's "repeated bad-faith violations" of injunctions.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned immigration violations against a Valley business, saying that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation of the firm was tainted by an illegal 2013 raid by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that the former owners of an Arizona broadcasting company owe $15 million in taxes on the 2001 sale of their business, saying part of the sale had "no legitimate economic purpose ... other than to avoid paying the taxes."
A federal appeals court said the government cannot be held liable after a helicopter struck an unmarked U.S. Geological Survey cable and crashed, killing the pilot and three passengers, even though the cable over the Verde River was "virtually invisible to aircraft pilots."