I would be surprised if anyone will be willing to take on this question in this forum.
Furthermore, it is not clear where you are going with this question. what I mean is, If the answer is yes or no, then what? If the duty is violated, then what?
Are you hoping to sue? Do you think they should go to jail?
Without the context, this question will probably not be addressed directly. More importantly, you should set an appointment with a local attorney who understands the issues you are raising. They will probably be far and few between.
If you live in Arizona, please contact me for actual advice; this is just speculation. It certainly is not legal advice. I don't have enough information to give actual legal advice. I can only take the limited information presented and provide a idea of what you might do and how it may turn out.