Jaburg Wilk

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  • Kraig Marton of Jaburg Wilk Receives Employment Law Honor

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (10/20/2017) – Kraig Marton was named the State Bar of Arizona’s Employment & Labor Law Section 2017 “Member of the Year” at the Employment & Labor Law Fall Seminar. Kraig is the Employment Law Chair at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk. In his forty year legal career, he has influenced Arizona law, had many noteworthy employment law cases and is an accomplished … Read More

  • 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

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Are You Owed Overtime Wages?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires covered employers to pay all non-exempt employees the federal minimum wage. It also requires covered employers to pay non-exempt employees 1.5 times their regular rate for any overtime hours, which are defined as any hour worked in excess of 40 hours in a seven-day workweek. The FLSA is complex, and it is not always easy to know whether you may be entitled to a premium … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Arizona Supreme Court Decides Parentage of Children born in Same Sex Marriages

    On September 19, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court delivered its decision in McLaughlin vs. Jones, (CV-16-0266-PR) answering the question of whether the statutory presumption of parenthood arising from a marriage applies equally to same-sex marriages as it does to other (opposite-sex) marriages. The decision is particularly interesting since conflicting opinions were recently issued by Divisions 1 and 2 of the … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • 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

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • 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

    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

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • 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

  • Change Happens

    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

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Arizona District Court: Insurer Expert's Deposition Testimony Impliedly Waived Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Case

    The Takeaways 

    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

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog