Prescott Valley is a town located in Yavapai County, Arizona. It was the seventh fastest-growing city in Arizona between 1990 and 2000. As of 2008, the population is estimated at around 38,500. Prescott Valley is located within ten minutes of the Prescott National Forest, and its economy consists primarily of industrial, manufacturing, retail, and service businesses.
In October 209, Allstate Life Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit against Prescott Valley’s multipurpose events center, alleging that defendants “misrepresented and failed to disclose material factual information that indicated the event center could not generate sufficient operating revenues and sales tax revenues to make the project economically feasible.” Allstate claimed that it invested in the project based on false and misleading official information which led the company to believe it was buying A-rated investment grade securities. Instead, the event center failed to meet the projected number of special events and paying attendance, and as a result fell far short of the revenue needed to pay its debt on the bonds. The suit is still pending.
If you find yourself facing criminal charges, or embroiled in a lawsuit, or in need of some other legal relief, you will most likely find yourself at one of the three trial courts with authority over Prescott Valley. The Yavapai County Superior Court, located in Prescott city, possesses exclusive jurisdiction over civil disputes involving amounts over $10,000, felony charges, and probate matters. This means that such cases may only be heard by the Superior Court. The Superior Court shares its jurisdiction with more local courts over misdemeanors, domestic relations and juvenile matters.
The Prescott Justice Court handles misdemeanors, traffic violations, protection orders, and civil disputes under $10,000. It also presides over preliminary hearings for felonies, and houses the city’s small claims court, which involves amounts $2,500 and under. The Prescott Valley Magistrate Court may also handle misdemeanors, traffic violations, and other ordinance violations, but its jurisdiction is restricted to within the city limits of Prescott.
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