Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

Blog

  • Embrace Failure

    Embrace Failure

    I think we all need to embrace failure. There, I said it. And it’s true. Failure leads to life lessons that can’t be taught. The point is we all encounter failure in our lives and it helps make us who we are and hopefully to become who we want to be.

    You can’t read or listen to the news these days without hearing about the college admissions scandal. In case you somehow have missed this news … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Helping People Makes You Feel Good

    Helping People Makes You Feel Good

    A lot of people want to go on their way and not be distracted from their path. Others spend their lives seeking opportunities to help people. Most of us do some of both, depending on the day and what we are dealing with at work and home. Taking time to help others makes your part of your city a community. It makes a difference.

    This doesn’t mean spending all day volunteering at a non-profit, though that is … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Deliver Outstanding Service

    Deliver Outstanding Service

    Most of us provide personal services to someone, whether a customer, a superior or a work team. It can be difficult to measure the quality of the services you provide or receive. It is different than judging the quality of a hamburger or a car.

    For me, I provide advice. This advice can be life or business altering for my clients. Though it’s intangible, quality matters as much as that of the tires on your … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • That's Not Fair: What is Unjust Enrichment

    That's Not Fair: What is Unjust Enrichment

    On all of the television court shows, one theme that is pervasive is that the judge, in issuing his or her ruling, attempts to fashion as result that is “fair” to the parties.  But as anyone who has first-hand experience, either as an attorney or as a party, with “real life” lawsuits, knows well, it is all too often true that the concept of “fairness” plays no part in the … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Blog

  • Are you Taking up Too Much Space?

    Are you Taking up Too Much Space?

    This past weekend I was reading an article and saw a great quote: “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” I think this applies to all of us and it doesn’t matter what you do for a living. I read it as saying to always be looking forward and challenging yourself. If you rest on your laurels you become stagnant. More importantly, in our fast-moving world not … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Don't Forget to Cash It In

    Don't Forget to Cash It In

    Found within the countless laws governing commercial transactions are many traps for the unwary. One such “trap” is found in the law governing certificates of deposit (CDs) and promissory notes. While most people would assume that their CD is “as good as gold” and that it can be held indefinitely until such time as the holder chooses to convert it into cash, that is not at all the case. … Read More

    Categories: Collections, Blog

  • Meeting Expectations

    Meeting Expectations

    I currently have many really interesting matters I am working on. One of the matters had a large deadline a few weeks ago, which was then extended for a week. You can’t work on a large project without it impacting other work you have. The extension was a blessing and a curse because the pleading created was much better thanks to the deadline, but it certainly delayed me from focusing on other matters on my … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Routine and Organization

    Routine and Organization

    I use routine to try and stay organized. This can be from my general morning routine to how I go about things when I get to the office. The Groundhog Day mentality definitely helps me stay on track. I have found that if I stick to certain routines, as much as possible, it allows me to accomplish the goals I’ve set for each day or each week. And this is in both my professional and personal lives. But, this … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Don’t be a Poor Winner or Loser

    Don’t be a Poor Winner or Loser

    Despite the participation medals or trophies our kids get for seemingly every activity or sport, in most everything in life there are winners and losers. This obviously includes business. The baseline is easily a business surviving versus a business failing. If you speak with someone whose business is going to fail, they don’t want a pat on the back or to be told “good try.” They wanted to win. … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Arizona District Court Dismisses Bad Faith and Aiding & Abetting Claims Against TPA and Adjuster

    Arizona District Court Dismisses Bad Faith and Aiding & Abetting Claims Against TPA and Adjuster

    The Holding

    In Centeno v. American Liberty Ins. Co., 2019 WL 568926 (D. Ariz. Feb. 12, 2019) (Order), an insurance bad faith case arising from a workers’ compensation claim, the Arizona District Court granted a motion to dismiss bad faith and aiding and abetting claims against a Third-Party Administrator (“TPA”) and its Adjuster.

    The Takeaways

    The Arizona District Court confirmed … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog