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Archives / 2014 / December
  • Dot Sucks: A Battle Between Trademark Rights and Free Speech

    When the organization responsible for assigning domain names announced several years ago that it would expand the generic top level domain name system from the previous 21 to an unlimited number, brand owners knew their legal budgets would have to be increased to protect their trademarks from cybersquatters in this new terrain. Brand owners lobbied against the change, but despite its non-profit status, ICANN … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, Article

  • New Arizona Anti-Deficiency Laws Clarify Intent to Utilize

    Arizona anti-deficiency laws were recently amended by the Arizona legislature and will become effective January 1, 2015.  Previously, the two laws, A.R.S. § 33-729 and A.R.S. § 33-814, generally provided that a loan secured by a parcel of property of 2½ acres or less, which is utilized as a one or two family dwelling, is not subject to a deficiency claim if the fair market value of … Read More

    Categories: Foreclosure, Article

  • Arizona's Minimum Wage Increased in 2015 with No Change in 2016

    As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Arizona increases to $8.05 per hour. In 2006, the Raise the Arizona Minimum Wage for Working Arizonans Act became law.  In part it provides for annual increases in the Arizona's minimum wage.  Increases to Arizona's minimum wage are based on cost of living increases using the Department of Labor, Consumer Price Index of All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).  There … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Why it is Time for an Annual "Checkup" for You and Your Company

    The end of the year is always a good time to take stock of where you are personally and professionally.  This can be checking in with your personal accountant to make sure you have withheld/paid enough taxes during the year or planning for deductions to planning for large corporate expenditures on things such as upcoming projects, planned corporate initiatives or planned equipment purchases.  But the one … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • How Do I Get Out of this Practice?

    For years the goal of many young doctors was to gain ownership in their medical practice entity.  For many, when the time came for them to "make partner," they signed on the dotted line without fully understanding the legal relationships involved and the consequences if things did not work out as planned.

    Now we are in an environment of sharply declining reimbursement rates for physician professional … Read More

    Categories: Healthcare, Article

  • Three Important Components of the Family Medical Leave Act

    In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), which allows employees time off from their job to bond with their children, care for ill family members, or recover from their own serious health problems — all without fear of losing their job.   The FMLA entitles employees to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period for any of the following:  … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Why you Shouldn't Put Your Cell Phone on the Table at Lunch or Let it Kill Your Creativity!

    Putting your phone on the table at a meal sends the wrong message whether you are dining with someone you are looking to connect or network with, or when you are with your spouse or kids. It is the equivalent of telling whoever you are with that the people who text, email or call you are potentially and likely more important than they are.  If not, why would you leave open the possibility of having your phone … Read More

    Categories: Other