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  • Arizona Reduces Punitive Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Case Again: Arellano v. Primerica Life Insurance

    by Nathan D. Meyer

                  In Arellano v. Primerica Life Insurance Company, 235 Ariz. 371, 332 P.3d 597 (App. 2014), despite finding an insurer’s conduct moderately to highly reprehensible, the Arizona Court of Appeals recently reduced a punitive damages award from $1,117,572 to $328,000—a 4:1 ratio to bad faith compensatory damages of $82,000.  In so … Read More

  • Seven Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers

    Phoenix, Arizona (May 18, 2015) - Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has seven attorneys listed as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys –Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, Lauren Garner and Nathan D. Meyer as “Southwest Super Lawyers.” Laura Rogal is a “Southwest Rising Star.” 

    Recognition … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Critical Change for Serving Preliminary 20-Day Notices for Arizona Public Projects

    By Mark D. Bogard

    Cemex v. Falcone Bros.

    On April 30, 2015, Arizona’s most common construction industry practice for serving a Preliminary Twenty Day Notice (“Prelim”) on an Arizona public project—first class mail with certificate of mailing—was invalidated by the Arizona Court of Appeals in Cemex Construction Materials South, LLC v. Falcone Brothers & Associates, Inc.  In … Read More

  • Arizona's "Whistleblower" Laws: Tread Carefully

    By Kraig J. Marton and Jeffrey A. Silence

    A “whistleblower” is someone who reports to management (or in some cases state and federal agencies) that they believe someone in their company is engaged in illegal conduct. There are numerous federal statutes that provide remedies to employees who are terminated or retaliated against for “blowing the whistle.” For example, the Sarbanes Oaxley Act … Read More

  • Jaburg Wilk Welcomes Real Estate and Commercial Litigation Attorney

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 4 , 2015)- The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Tom Moring joined the firm as a Partner whose practice emphasizes complex real estate and commercial disputes.

    Moring has extensive experience in managing and performing all aspects of litigation.  He began his career at one of the largest law firms in the country before founding his own practice in 2006. He looks forward to being able … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Employers Beware! Government Agencies Are Out To Bust You For Misclassifying Your Employees As Independent Contractors

    By David N. Farren

    Both federal and state labor authorities are hot on the trail of companies who hire employees and call them “independent contractors.”  The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a number of states, including Arizona, mandating the enforcement of laws pertaining to properly classifying employees as employees.  The DOL and … Read More

  • What is a "Non-Disparagement" Clause and Why You May Not Want to Sign One

    By David Farren

    You settle your case, and the defendant agrees to pay you a lot of money.  All that’s left to do is to sign a “standard” settlement agreement prepared by the defendant’s attorney.  You get to page 10 and see a paragraph titled “No Disparagement.”  You see that this means neither party will “disparage” the other . . . ever.  You call … Read More

  • Arizona’s New Construction Defect Law is Effective the Summer of 2015

    By C. Cole Crabtree

    On March 23, 2015, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, signed into law House Bill 2578.  This new legislation relates specifically to Arizona’s construction defect claims and revises the Purchaser Dwelling Actions statute - ARS § 12-1361, et al. The new law is effective the summer of 2015.

    The intent of this new law is to limit the number of construction defect lawsuits brought by … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Shareholder to Perform at Rats Rods & Rock N’ Roll Event

    Phoenix, AZ (April 7, 2015)- Jaburg Wilk Shareholder and member of Los Huevos Surf Band Roger Cohen will be performing at ‘Rats Rods & Rock N’ Roll’ Car & Bike Show on Saturday, April 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Superstition Harley-Davidson located at 2910 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120. 

    ‘Rats Rods & Rock N’ Roll’ is an event hosted by … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Arizona’s New Construction Defect Law is Effective the Summer of 2015

    By C. Cole Crabtree

    On March 23, 2015, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, signed into law House Bill 2578.  This new legislation relates specifically to Arizona’s construction defect claims and revises the Purchaser Dwelling Actions statute - ARS § 12-1361, et al. The new law is effective the summer of 2015.

    The intent of this new law is to limit the number of construction defect lawsuits brought by … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article