Staff believes that there is no Arizona law that controls the point of law in question, namely how the mediation provision in ADOT’s contract affects the 180-day deadline of the Notice of Claim statute. Moreover, the Apellate Court decided important issues of law that are likely to be repeated:
- The issue concerns ADOT’s widely used standard form agreement;
- The issue concerns an oft-used statute of general applicability—the Notice of Claim statute;
- The issue concerns judicial process and access to the courts; and
- Being published, the Opinion sets precedent.