What is hot tomorrow won't be forever. Today's styles and trends likely will have changed by this time next year, if not sooner. You can look no further than general music trends from the '80's through now.
Back then rock ruled. Think Queen, Led Zeppelin, etc. Then glam rock became big - think of Guns-n-Roses, Motley Crue and Poison - only to be kicked to the curb by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden& … Read More
Arizona District Court: Insurer Expert's Deposition Testimony Impliedly Waived Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Case
Bad faith defense counsel should caution their bad faith experts not to speculate that an insurer’s claim decisions were based on advice of counsel.
The Huntoncase continues the trend of Arizona federal courts finding an implied waiver of the attorney-client privilege in bad faith cases more often than Arizona state courts.
In Huntonv. American Zurich Ins. Co.,2017 … Read More
Jaburg Wilk Donates Truckload of Supplies to Halo Animal Rescue
PHOENIX, Ariz. (09/14/2017) – For the third consecutive year, the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk has supported Halo Animal Rescue by donating a truckload of dog and cat supplies.
Jaburg Wilk began supporting Halo Animal Rescue and No-Kill Shelter in 2015. Their initial drive was such a success that they held it again in 2016 and 2017. Employees of the … Read More
Lawyer for Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Quietly Files More Serial ADA Lawsuits Targeting Valley-Area Hotels and Motels
The lawyer for the controversial Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), the organization that launched over a thousand nearly identical lawsuits against Arizona businesses last year, has quietly been filing a steady stream of new ADA lawsuits over the past month, targeting Valley-area hotels and motels.
For the past month, AID’s lead lawyer, Peter Strojnik, has regularly filed as many as three … Read More
Blameless Problem Solving and Self-Accountability
No one likes to cause an issue, be wrong, be behind on a project or deal with the fallout. But part of blameless problem solving is self-accountability.
Self-accountability is the ability to be honest with yourself, as well as being answerable and responsible for what you say and do. To do so, when something goes wrong, you need to step out of the moment and consider consequences of how you respond. It means that … Read More
The Older You Get, the Less You Know
What? Really. What I mean is that as you gain experience you realize how much you don't know and become (hopefully) more comfortable admitting it. We all experience conversations where the other person tells you they know about something or someone, but is or becomes clear they don't. You see this more in younger or less experienced people, but anyone can do it.
Most times it comes from … Read More
Focus on Doing Good Work, Not Money
You are saying "What? But I want to work to make money." We all work to be able to support ourselves. What I mean is if you focus on doing the best you can, the money likely will follow. If you only focus on money you will try to close deals that shouldn't close or sell something to someone that they don't need. If you are okay with that and the bad karma you deserve, you should take a look in the mirror and see … Read More
Arizona Employers Need to Update Employee Handbooks
Employment law changes and evolves. Best practice for employers is to have an experienced employment attorney review and update their employee handbook to be in compliance with labor laws. At a minimum, the following areas need to be addressed to have an up-to-date employee handbook for Arizona employers.
Proposition 203, Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
In November 2010, Arizona voters approved Proposition 203, … Read More
In Real Life You Shouldn’t be Keeping Score
Don't be envious of others. Just because you think they have a better title or seem to have more money doesn't mean it’s true. The person you view as a "higher up" may hate the position they are in. The person who seems to have money may be living on debt. Not making assumptions is a topic for another day.
Similarly, don't be vindictive. Don't try to get even. If you really analyze a situation where … Read More
Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms “Subcontractor Exception” to “Your Work” Exclusion Does Not Apply to Additional Insured General Contractor
In Double AA Builders, Ltd. v. Preferred Contractors Insurance Company, LLC, --- P.3d ----, 2016 WL 7508079, *1 (Ariz. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2016), the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of an Additional Insured General Contractor and found the “subcontractor exception” to the “your work” exclusion did not apply to the Additional Insured. … Read More