Ariz. Health Care Cost Containment Sys. v. Bentley
In Ariz. Health Care Cost Containment Sys. v. Bentley, 187 Ariz. 229, 233, 928 P.2d 653, 657 (App. 1996) the defendants conceded that if the state had been listed on the complaint instead of AHCCCS, there would not have been a problem. Id.
The court held, "Absent a clear legislative directive to the contrary, we will not deny recovery on such a distinction." Id.
The court further concluded that "an interpretation of 12-962 that would deny recovery to a state agency or department would render the statute meaningless." Id.