Andrich v. Meyers, 111219 AZAPP1, 1 CA-CV 18-0755

Docket Nº:1 CA-CV 18-0755
Opinion Judge:BROWN, JUDGE
Party Name:DEVIN ANDRICH, Plaintiff/Appellant, v. JEROME FRANCIS MEYERS, JR., et al., Defendants/Appellees.
Attorney:Devin Andrich, Phoenix Plaintiff/Appellant Singer Pistiner, PC, Scottsdale By Jason Pistiner, Robert S. Singer Counsel for Defendants/Appellees
Judge Panel:Judge Michael J. Brown delivered the decision of the Court, in which Presiding Judge Jennifer B. Campbell and Judge David D. Weinzweig joined.
Case Date:November 12, 2019
Court:Court of Appeals of Arizona
 
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DEVIN ANDRICH, Plaintiff/Appellant,

v.

JEROME FRANCIS MEYERS, JR., et al., Defendants/Appellees.

No. 1 CA-CV 18-0755

Court of Appeals of Arizona, First Division

November 12, 2019

Not for Publication - Rule 111(c), Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court

Appeal from the Superior Court in Maricopa County No. CV2018-000376 The Honorable James D. Smith, Judge

Devin Andrich, Phoenix Plaintiff/Appellant

Singer Pistiner, PC, Scottsdale By Jason Pistiner, Robert S. Singer Counsel for Defendants/Appellees

Judge Michael J. Brown delivered the decision of the Court, in which Presiding Judge Jennifer B. Campbell and Judge David D. Weinzweig joined.

MEMORANDUM DECISION

BROWN, JUDGE

¶1 Devin Andrich appeals the superior court's ruling denying leave to amend his complaint to add tort and contract claims against various defendants, including Jerome Francis Meyers, Jr. and Lisa Freeman Meyers ("the Meyers"). Because we lack jurisdiction, we dismiss the appeal.

BACKGROUND

¶2 Andrich represented the Meyers in several legal proceedings between 2012 and 2014. In February 2014, Andrich was indicted on allegations that he misappropriated client funds, and several weeks later "the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of Arizona" issued an interim order "suspending Andrich from practicing law and freezing [his] bank accounts."

¶3 Shortly thereafter, Andrich contacted the Meyers and asked if they would store some of his property. The Meyers agreed to do so. Andrich also lived at the Meyers' home for approximately six months in 2014 until the Meyers asked him to leave. Jerome Meyers then filed a bar complaint against Andrich.

¶4 In December 2014, Andrich asked a third party to retrieve his laptop computer, server, and clothing from the Meyers' home. A short time later Jerome Meyers told the third party that Andrich's clothing possessions had been donated to charity. The Meyers declined to return Andrich's laptop and placed his server at the end of their driveway for pickup. The third party retrieved the server but later determined that the hard drives had been removed. In April 2015, Andrich served the Meyers with a court order compelling the production of the laptop and...

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