Braden ex rel. Gabaldon v. State

In Braden ex rel. Gabaldon v. State, 228 Ariz. 323, 327,14, 266 P.3d 349 (2011), the Arizona Supreme Court interpreted the statutory definition of "enterprise" to determine whether the State could be a defendant to an action brought under the Adult Protective Services Act, which was not modeled after a federal statutory scheme. 228 Ariz. at 326,10. Braden's holding is limited to the proposition that the legislature specifically mentions public actors "when it intends their inclusion in a list that uses the general category of 'legal entity.'" Id. at 327,15. Moreover, the Braden majority specifically acknowledges that the term "corporation" logically may include both public and private entities. Id. at14.