Jaburg Wilk


  • Arizona Bad Faith Insurance Update

    In Romero v. Mendota Ins. Co., 2016 WL 6775950 (D. Ariz. Nov. 16, 2016), the Arizona District Court granted a Motion to Remand a breach of contract and insurance bad faith case arising from UIM claims-despite the Insureds certifying the case was worth more than the $50,000 compulsory arbitration limit and seeking punitive damages-because the Insurer did not prove the amount in controversy "more likely than … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • We Are All Salespeople

    I wanted to go to law school, but knew for sure after an interview with Pitney Bowes. The interviewer asked me to sell him widgets. I never tried to close the deal, so you can imagine the result of the interview. In addition to thinking law was interesting, I thought I was going into a profession that didn't require selling. I was wrong. 

    In law you can sell or not. But if you don't, others will … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Say Thank You Like You Actually Mean It!

    We live in a fast-paced transactional world. With the speed everything moves people sometimes resort to a text, email or similarly transactional electronic thank you. But if you resort to relaying a thank you by email, text or social media flavor of the month it is destined for the electronic scrapheap and likely will not be remembered. Be different and either write thank you notes or call. 


    It takes … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Auto Dealership Liability for Accidents Occurring During Test Drives: How to Protect Your Dealership

    Prospective car buyers are no different than the drivers we encounter daily on the road: some are skilled, some are not so skilled. Add to that the prospective buyer’s unfamiliarity with the vehicle they are test-driving, nervousness of having a salesperson in the passenger seat, and the distraction that comes with evaluating the car and not the road, and the potential for accidents often … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Know Who We Are Because You Need a Network to Succeed

    That's right. You need to know others to succeed. You need to know and have guides or mentors. You need to know your peers. You need to know your competition. And you need to start knowing these people from day one. Or if you did not start then, start today!  

    There are many ways to go about this. You can network with others alone or at events, collecting business cards and email addresses. You can … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Be Yourself

    If we all were the same, the world would be a boring place. This is a favorite saying of mine. And it's true. There always are "in" jobs and professions. I am sure most of us think of the tech space as in and seem impressed when someone has a job or internship with a Google, an Apple or similar tech related businesses. 

    For instance, you hear terms such as entrepreneur or startup all the time. Sometimes you … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • "For Better or For Worse"

     "For Better or For Worse" 

    What: Mitchell Reichman, an attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk  is a presenter and panelist for State Bar of Arizona Law Institute

    Where: 4201 N 24th St, Phoenix  Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Seminars

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms “Subcontractor Exception” to “Your Work” Exclusion Does Not Apply to Additional Insured General Contractor Seeking Coverage For Defective Work of Named Insured Subcontractor

    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 & … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Federal Appellate Rule Changes

    The amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure,  effective December 1, 2016, arise, for the most part, out of changes in technology.   Some of the amendments refine prior Rules that, while taking into account technology, were nevertheless skeptical of its efficacy and reliability.

    Service by Electronic Means

    For example, it is now acknowledged that service by electronic means … Read More

    Categories: Appellate, Appellate