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  • Invest Time in Yourself to Lower Stress Levels

    Invest Time in Yourself to Lower Stress Levels

    There is the old proverb “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Hundreds of years ago when this proverb came into use it meant that if you only work you would be bored or boring. My point to you is different: All work and no play makes Jack a stressed boy or Jane a stressed girl. This is something you know, but are you willing to try new steps to lower your stress level? 

    & … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Read All the Time

    Read All the Time

    Sometimes it is what you know, despite the universally repeated cliché “everything is who you know, not what you know.” Who you know is important, but what are you going to speak about with the people you know or meet? What you know, of course. The more you know, the more topics you can speak intelligently on with those you know and meet. This is important in the real world.

    And what should you … Read More

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  • Arizona Allows Insured to Avoid Removal by Naming Adjuster as Defendant

    Arizona Allows Insured to Avoid Removal by Naming Adjuster as Defendant

    The Holding 

    In Chukly v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2017 WL 3262541 (D.Ariz. Aug. 1, 2017) (Order), a breach of contract and insurance bad faith case arising from a homeowners claim after a microburst and “massive rain,” the Arizona District Court ruled that aiding and abetting claims against a non-diverse claims manager and a non-diverse adjuster were not fraudulently joined and … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Routine Makes You More Productive

    Routine Makes You More Productive

    You know this intuitively. If each day you have to do the same task(s), figuring out the best time of day, time frame and way to do those tasks will help you be more productive. The more you get done, likely the less stress you will have, which is good for you and everyone you deal with.  

    For instance, when I first get into my office each morning I address my email inbox to determine who I need to respond … Read More

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  • Arizona Reverses Award of Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Case Again

    Arizona Reverses Award of Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Case Again

    The Holding

    In Preciado v.Young American Insurnace Company, 2017 WL 2805631 ( Ariz.App . June 29, 2017) (unpublished), the Arizona Court of Appeals held the trial court erroneously failed to grant an Insurer’s motion for judgment as a matter of law on a punitive damages claim and reversed a $750,000 award of punitive damages in a bad faith case arising from an auto theft claim.

    The … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Helping Others to Success is in Your Own Best Interest

    Helping Others to Success is in Your Own Best Interest

    Successful people want others to succeed while unsuccessful people secretly hope others fail. I read something like this a while back and it stuck with me. The point is we are all in it together. Rarely does someone succeed alone and even when it appears they did, they probably had someone (or a number of people) helping them along the way.

    Athletes have coaches. And so do many business people and professionals. … Read More

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  • Answer the Question

    Answer the Question

    Listen to what people ask you and answer their questions directly. Too many people either do not listen fully to the person they are speaking with or ignore what is being asked. In almost all situations, conversations will go better, and definitely take less time, if the person answering answers the questions instead of going off based on their own agenda.

    I know many of you are thinking “this … Read More

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  • Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms Attorney-Client Privilege Holder Must Affirmatively Inject Attorney-Client Communications Into Litigation to Impliedly Waive the Privilege

    Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms Attorney-Client Privilege Holder Must Affirmatively Inject Attorney-Client Communications Into Litigation to Impliedly Waive the Privilege

    The Holding

    In Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., v. The Honorable Christopher Whitten, 2017 WL 4296583 (Ariz. App. Sep. 28, 2017) (774 Ariz. Adv. Rep.4), the Arizona Court of Appeals just held that a legal malpractice plaintiff did not impliedly waive the attorney-client privilege regarding communications with subsequent counsel, simply because the defendant alleged plaintiffs’ contributory negligence and … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Sponsors the Valley Beit Midrash Learning Series

    Jaburg Wilk Sponsors the Valley Beit Midrash Learning Series

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (09/27/2017) – Phoenix law firm, Jaburg Wilk sponsored the Valley Beit Midrash learning series.  The comprehensive educational series spans seven months and has 38 different presentations and workshops lead by global leaders and thinkers.   Beit Midrash means a “house of learning”.

    The Valley Beit Midrash is a collaborative organization that brings new, exciting, … Read More

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  • Organization is Important

    Organization is Important

    Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. ~ A.A. Milne 

    Yes, I just quoted the author of Winnie-the-Pooh. And he is right, which is both obvious and apparent, especially to those of us trying to stay organized. Let’s be honest, it is a constant struggle. You have your business life and your personal life. Some people keep separate … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog