No. 1 CA-CV 88-198.

163 Ariz. 33 (1989)

785 P.2d 1221

PRESCOTT NEWSPAPERS, INC., an Arizona corporation; the State of Arizona; First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation; Ron Palmatier, an individual, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. YAVAPAI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, an Arizona nonprofit corporation; George Bauman, Clare Budzilek, Carleen Ellis, J. Lloyd Ewart, David Griesemer, Joel Hiller, Gerald Kimmet, Chuck Roberts, and Carmelite Staker, in their capacities as members of the Board of Directors of the Yavapai Community Hospital Association, Defendants-Appellants.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1, Department B.

Review Denied February 14, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brown & Bain, P.A. by H. Michael Clyde, David J. Bodney and Michael W. Patten, Phoenix, for plaintiffs-appellees Prescott Newspapers Inc., First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, Inc. and Ron Palmatier.

Robert K. Corbin, Atty. Gen. by Steven J. Twist and Jessica Gifford Funkhouser, Phoenix, for plaintiff-appellee State of Ariz.

Lewis & Roca by John P. Frank, Susan M. Freeman, Beth J. Schermer and Janet Napolitano, Phoenix, for amicus curiae Arizona Hosp. Ass'n.

Favour, Weaver, Moore, Wilhelmsen & Schuyler, P.A. by Lance B. Payette and John B. Schuyler, Jr., Prescott, for defendants-appellants.

CONTRERAS, Presiding Judge.

Yavapai Community Hospital Association (Association) and the nine individual members of its board of trustees appeal from a judgment declaring they must comply with the Arizona open meeting law, A.R.S. § 38-431 et seq., and enjoining them from closing a "retreat" previously scheduled for the members of its board on May 1, 1987, or any other board meeting required to be open under the Arizona open meeting law. Appellants also...


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