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  • Always Strive to Improve Yourself

    You can do better. You can be better. Always. If you don't think so you are only fooling yourself. You must invest in yourself.  

    If you put your money in a can and bury it in your backyard, it will earn nothing. If you invest these funds instead, they will have the chance to grow. The corollary is if you do not take the time to improve yourself, to learn, you will become stagnant and, in this … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Have Fun at Work!

    Fun at work?  Exactly.  If you can't have fun at work, then why are you there? Fun and good work do go together. A joke can even reduce tension during stressful times at work. We all know the saying "Laughter is the best medicine" and inherently know it is true.

    This doesn't mean you feel like you have time to joke around with co-workers every day, but, if you think about those type of days, … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Answers to Seven Complicated Questions About Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

    Previously, we addressed eight common questions that employers have about Arizona’s new paid sick time (“PST”) law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2017. As the law is complex, we are answering seven of the more difficult, and possibly thorny, questions about the new PST law. 

    1. Does the new PST law apply to salaried employees who are exempt under the FLSA?

    Yes, the new law applies … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Ninth Circuit Revives Arizona Insured's Attempt to Collect Stipulated Judgment From Insurer

    Labertew v. Langemeier, 846 F.3d 1028 (9th Cir. 2017)

    The Ninth Circuit overruled the Arizona District Court’s dismissal of a garnishment filed by a Plaintiff/Assignee against an Insurer to collect a $1.5 million stipulated judgment entered against an Insurer pursuant to a “Damron Agreement.”

    Under a Damron Agreement, if an insurer refuses to defend an insured, then an insured may … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Preparation is Key

    Recently, I called a client to set up a block of time to prepare for mediation. The client didn’t understand why we needed to meet and thought you just go in and see if the dispute can be settled or not. This common misconception regarding mediation speaks to an important topic: preparation.

     

    I had to explain to the client that the two most important times in a lawsuit are mediation and trial. … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Do You Follow Up?

    One-way to know if you follow up is to ask yourself if things you want to get done do. This includes tasks you or others, whether inside or outside your company, are working on. I know many of you are thinking you shouldn't have to follow up for things to be completed. That is a misplaced thought. 

     

    How many times have you realized at or just before the end of the business day a task or project … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Top 7 Reasons Why Websites Need a DMCA Agent

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright protection and some limitations of liability for online copyright infringement if safe harbors are used.  It governs the majority of US-based websites and internet service providers.    

    What is a DMCA agent?

    In order to employ the safe harbor protections offered by the DMCA, certain types of internet service providers have … Read More

    Categories: IP Law, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Arizona District Court Strikes Most of Plaintiff's Expert Opinion in Insurance Bad Faith Case

    City of Phoenix v. First State Ins Co., 2016 WL 4592906 (D. Ariz. Sept. 2, 2016)

    (Order), a coverage and bad faith case arising from an Insurer denying an Insured, the City of Phoenix, defense and indemnity from a personal injury claim resulting from asbestos exposure, the Arizona District Court held that the opinion of the Insured’s bad faith expert “will be excluded to the extent that it … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • All Business is Relationships

    It is important to remember how to be a member of the group. And don't make it only about business. Relax. All business is relationships, and it is where you need to do a good job. If you are not, you've got to tweak the formula.

    Even if you know the answer, don't always volunteer it. Many people don't want to be wrong. Never.  If you correct them, they're alienated from you, and that might work against … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Attorneys and Volunteers Paint Home

    Employees of the Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk participated in New City Phoenix's Spring Painting Blitz. The Barrio Nuevo Program revitalizes and transforms marginalized and under resourced neighborhoods in South Phoenix. This is the sixth house that Jaburg Wilk volunteers have painted during the three years that they have supported this program. It was the home of Grandma Josie. She was very excited to have bright, … Read More

    Categories: News Release