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  • 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

  • Behavioral Health Billing Alert

    By Douglas O. Guffey

    Providers of behavioral health services should be aware that the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), released in May 2013 after more than ten years in preparation, contains references to International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) codes, and not to the newer ICD-10 codes.  No publication date for a sixth … Read More

    Categories: Healthcare, Article

  • Why it is Crucial to Designate a HSA Beneficiary?

    By Gary J. Jaburg

    As high deductible health insurance plans are becoming more popular, an important component is health savings accounts (HSA).  In addition to having current tax advantages, there is specific tax treatment of HSA accounts upon the death of the account holder.  While not a requirement for HR departments, here is a quick tip that employees may find valuable.   

    All participants … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Options and the Right of First Refusal in Commercial Leases

    By David Allen

    In commercial leases, it is common for the tenant to be given the “option” to continue to lease their premises for a new term commencing immediately upon the expiration of the existing term.  Although the option only favors the tenant, who has the sole right to either exercise or decline to exercise it, there is usually little reason for a landlord to refuse to give such right to the … Read More

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Attorneys’ Fees and Costs in Divorce Cases

    By Laurence B. Hirsch

    I don’t want the divorce; why should I have to pay for it?  

    We all have expenses for things that we do not anticipate.  We do not intend to get sick or hurt; however, if we need medical attention, we are required to pay the medical bills.  If you are involved in a divorce and elect to be represented by counsel, you are expected to pay for those legal services even if … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Why is my Divorce Lawyer Friendly with the Opposing Lawyer?

    By Laurence B. Hirsch

    You may be surprised that most divorce lawyers in Phoenix get along rather well.  Many times clients have a difficult time understanding that two lawyers, with diametrically opposed positions and clients, can have a good laugh or conduct themselves in a professional manner.  In spite of what you may hear, it is usually to your benefit when both lawyers are civil with one another. & … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • 9 Tips to Help Employers Avoid Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act

    By: Gary Jaburg 

    Wage and hour law is complex.  Compliance is challenging, and although a company may have systems and policies in place, a manager or supervisor can put the company at risk for unpaid wages if they are not familiar with all of the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  There can be ambiguity as to what time is compensable.  For example, when does a … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article