Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • CDC Updates Quarantine Guidance Creating Confusion for Employers

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on December 2, 2020 and it caused confusion regarding quarantine recommendations for both employers and their workers.

    Generally, the CDC continues to favor a 14-day quarantine after coming into close contact with someone with COVID-19 or who is showing symptoms of COVID-19. That said, the CDC’s newest guidance provides two alternatives … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Arizona District Court Enforces “Virus Exclusion” to Dismiss COVID-19 Related Insurance Claims of Minor League Baseball Teams

    The Holding

    In Chattanooga Prof’l Baseball LLC, v. Nat’l Cas. Co., 2020 WL 6699480 (D. Ariz. Nov. 13, 2020) (Order), the Arizona District Court held that a “Virus Exclusion” clearly precluded insurance coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and incurred by Minor League Baseball teams.

    The Takeaways

    In the first Arizona opinion regarding insurance coverage related to the … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Finding and Cultivating Gratitude During a Pandemic

    Being grateful in 2020 may seem unnecessary or simply feel out of reach. After all, the year is epitomized by a pandemic and a corresponding diminishing of physical and mental health, coupled with political division and civil unrest. For many, 2020 has been one of the most trying of years, if not the most difficult.

    The Thanksgiving holiday is the catalyst for this article. This year many have cancelled their … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Expands Insurance Law Practice

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2020) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Kelly A. Hedberg joined the firm as a partner in its bad faith litigation group, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation groups. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Kelly represented clients in bad faith, insurance coverage, construction defect, professional liability, and commercial litigation. However, her expertise is defending insurers in … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Five Strategies for Dealing with the Egocentric

    JW Way Fundamental #9: Leave your ego at the door. "At all times, stay focused on serving the needs of our client and our firm, rather than on serving your ego. Remember – it’s about the client and our firm, not you!"

    Adolescence is hard. Many teens struggle with leading with their ego. Rather than being open to learning, they respond with “I know”. They argue points and are not always … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Article

  • Groundhog Day

    Remember the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day, where every day was the same? Bill’s character, Phil, was not a particularly emphatic, caring, or even a kind person. Being stuck reliving Groundhog Day every day was Phil’s journey to becoming a better person. Living with this pandemic reminds me of Groundhog Day, where much is the same every day. The difference is that there are no consequences to Phil& … Read More

    Categories: Culture

  • Five Clauses to Watch Out for In Your Construction Subcontract

    Construction is booming in Arizona. There continues to be plenty of work for subcontractors as many general contractors do not self-perform the work. Your company submits a bid for a project and your bid wins! Time to get to work, right? Not so fast. General contractors often require subcontractors to agree to some form of a subcontract agreement prior to starting work. It is easy to think that nothing will go … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article

  • Hard Work Matters

    Success doesn’t just happen. Show me an “overnight success” and I’ll show you someone who worked hard for a long time to enjoy what seems like overnight success. True success usually only is possible where someone has put in the proverbial 10,000 hours to master their craft or business.

    Hard work and investing in yourself pays off, in the long run. If you aren’t willing to put in the … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Time to Make Time

    2020 has been daunting and filled with stressors. First, the pandemic emerged and spawned working from home and virtual schooling. The summer brought protests for racial justice and in parts of the US, high spikes in COVID infections. The fall brought the election and record setting cases. Yes, 2020 has been one for the record books.

    As working parents and attorneys, how are we expected to manage all of these … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Blog

  • Follow Your Inspiration

    Where does inspiration come from? There isn’t a single answer. Something that inspires you may not inspire me and vice versa. What inspires me today may be different than what will inspire me tomorrow. The source of inspiration is ever changing, which is why it is different day to day and can hit you at times that seem unlikely, such as the middle of the night or when you are in the shower.

    Inspiration may … Read More

    Categories: Blog