PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals says a damage claim that could subject multiple public entities to being sued only has to declare a total specific dollar amount needed to settle the case, not detail liability for each entity.
The ruling Thursday revives a lawsuit filed by a former Northern Arizona Council of Governments employee who was fired after complaining that her health suffered from mold in a Prescott building where Donovan worked.
The building was located on Yavapai County Community College District property.
A trial judge agreed with the district that Loretta Donovan’s claim needed to specify how much each entity would have to pay to satisfy its liability.
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However, the appellate court said Arizona law only requires that claims provide the amount needed for a full and final settlement.