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  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Reynolds Named to Board

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Reynolds Named to Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (09/10/2020) Jaburg Wilk partner, Echo A. Reynolds, has been named to the Advisory Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.

    Reynolds, a bad faith litigation and insurance coverage attorney at Jaburg Wilk, said “The Epilepsy Foundation provides medical, social, and community advocacy for Arizonans living with epilepsy. This advocacy has made substantial improvements in our … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Virtual Depositions are as Easy as One, Two… Can You Hear Me, Now?

    Virtual Depositions are as Easy as One, Two… Can You Hear Me, Now?

    For cost containment - or other reasons - attorneys are trying fewer civil cases to juries. Years ago, trial attorneys would easily try dozens of cases per year. Now, it is not uncommon for a “trial attorney” to try one or two cases per year. For good or bad, the nature of civil practice has shifted and discovery, particularly depositions, has, in many ways, become the trial. Attorneys now invest hours … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Partners to Present at NBI Seminar

    Jaburg Wilk Partners to Present at NBI Seminar

    Nate Meyer and Michelle Ronan are featured speakers at an upcoming two-day NBI seminar, “Personal Injury: A Case by Case Toolkit”

    What: The two-day seminar provides the ins and outs of personal injury litigation. Speakers will address a variety of different types of claims: auto, UM/UIM, bad faith, trucking, slip and falls, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. The … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Seminars

  • Jaburg Wilk Partners Meyer and Paine Appointed to Leadership Positions

    Jaburg Wilk Partners Meyer and Paine Appointed to Leadership Positions

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (02/3/2020) Two Jaburg Wilk partners were recently named to local leadership positions.

    Nate Meyer, an insurance coverage and bad faith litigation attorney, chair of the insurance law department, and shareholder at Jaburg Wilk, was recently selected as Vice-President of the Arizona Chapter of CLM – Claims Litigation and Management Alliance. He is also a member of CLM’s Extra- … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Named FDCC Member

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Named FDCC Member

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (1/8/2020) – Micalann C. Pepe was recently elected to membership in the highly-selective Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

    Micalann is a partner in the insurance law department of Jaburg Wilk where she focuses her practice on bad faith litigation, insurance coverage, and civil litigation. In addition to be being a member of FDCC, Micalann holds several active leadership roles and … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Press Releases, News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners

    Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (01/10/2020) – Jaburg Wilk named three attorneys – Nichole Wilk, Natalya Ter-Grigoryan and Michelle Ronan - as partners of the firm effective January 1, 2020.

    Nichole Wilk is business transactional law, probate, and commercial litigation attorney. She graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane and has been a practicing attorney since 2009. Nichole has been named a … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Is an Insurer's selection of an Appraiser important?

    Is an Insurer's selection of an Appraiser important?

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Nate Meyer, I'm a partner at Jaburg Wilk. My primary practice areas are insurance coverage in bad faith, commercial litigation, and professional liability.

    Appraisal of First Party Property Claims in Arizona - Part 2: Is an Insurer's selection of an Appraiser important?

    Absolutely. An insurer's selection of appraiser is critical for our least two reasons. First, if the appraisal … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Appointed to National Leadership Positions

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Appointed to National Leadership Positions

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/28/2019) – Micalann Pepe was selected to be one of only twenty-four members of the American Bar Association Tort Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy for 2018-2019.

    At the end of that leadership training program, in addition to beginning her third term as Vice Chair Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, the ABA selected her to be Vice Chair for the following national American … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Holds MedPay Benefits Are Subject to Health Care Provider Liens

    Arizona Court of Appeals Holds MedPay Benefits Are Subject to Health Care Provider Liens

    The Holding

    In Dignity Health v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Ariz., 1 CA-CV-18-0292, 2019 WL1499855 (Ariz. App. June 11, 2019), the Arizona Court of Appeals recently held MedPay benefits are subject to health care provider liens because MedPay coverage does not qualify as “health Insurance” exempt from medical provider liens under A.R.S. § 33-931.

    The Takeaways

    An insurer’s payment of MedPay … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Ninth Circuit Holds Removal Deadline Runs from Receipt of Complaint by Insurer Rather Than Insurer's "Statutorily Designated" Agent

    Ninth Circuit Holds Removal Deadline Runs from Receipt of Complaint by Insurer Rather Than Insurer's "Statutorily Designated" Agent

    The Holding

    In Anderson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 917 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 2019) (Wash.), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the thirty-day removal deadline under 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b)(1) does not commence upon service of a complaint on an insurer’s “statutorily designated agent”; rather, it commences when an insurer receives a complaint.

    The Takeaway … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article