Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Arizona Confirms Two "Claims"​ Against Two Drivers Arising From One Accident Does Not Allow Insured to Stack UIM Coverage

    Yeager v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 2017 WL 491121 (Ariz. App. February 7, 2017)

    Memorandum Decision, a declaratory judgment action, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected an Insured’s argument that she could stack UIM coverage’s in separate policies issued by the same Insurer. The Insured was involved in a single accident, but argued she made “two” claims—one UIM claim … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Maria Crimi Speth named to YWCA Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (06/1/2017) – Maria Speth was named to the Board of Directors of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix.   

     

    Speth, an IP attorney and shareholder at Jaburg Wilk said “The mission of YWCA – eliminating racism and empowering women – aligns with my values perfectly.   I am excited to join their board and help support … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Stephanie Fierro joins Phoenix Law Firm Jaburg Wilk

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (06/1/2017) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Stephanie Fierro joined the firm as a partner in their business law group. Stephanie assists clients with general business and corporate representation, employment law, business planning, estate planning and probate.

    Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Stephanie represented business clients at Radix Law as well as founded and managed her own … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Stand for Something and Respect Opinions

    Have a viewpoint. Stand for something. If you don't, you stand for nothing at all. 

    We don't have to agree with others all of the time. But when you don't, be respectful. Agree to disagree. You learn more from dialogue with someone you don't agree with than with someone you agree with.  

    Plus, none of us are right all of the time. If someone says something that makes you potentially … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Arizona Lien, Payment Bond, and Stop Notice Summary Guidelines

    Preliminary Lien Notices

    “Prelims” should always be given (usually necessary for perfecting lien, bond and stop notice claims) Send within twenty (20) days of first day materials/labor furnished (“20-day notices/prelims”). (A.R.S. § 33-992.01(C)) Must send to Owner [regardless of direct contract], construction lender, and “person with whom contracted” (A.R.S. § 33-992. … Read More

  • Why Current PTO Policies are Not Enough to Comply with Arizona Prop 206

    On May 23, 2017, the Arizona Industrial Commission issued a new FAQ concerning Arizona’s new paid sick time law (the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act). The new FAQ attempts to address many of the issues that were not previously addressed in the Industrial Commission’s FAQ. We will explain the following Q&A and detail four key areas of concern if an Arizona employer does not create a separate PST … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Attorneys and Volunteer Support Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Jaburg Wilk’s family law group supports Ronald McDonald House Charities. On May 23, family law attorneys and team members from Jaburg Wilk, along with a few other volunteers, prepared a “Meals that Heals” dinner for families staying at the Cambridge location of the Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix. The law firm also collected and delivered cleaning supplies from the RMH wish list and DVDs to be … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Ninth Circuit Affirms Abuse Exclusion Precludes Coverage for Failure to Prevent or Stop Abuse in Arizona

    American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Verdugo, 2017 WL 2211275 (9th Cir. 2017)

    Memorandum Decision, a coverage case arising from a homeowners policy, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an Arizona District Court’s holding that an Abuse Exclusion precluded coverage for derivative negligence claims against Insured’s who allegedly failed to prevent or report abuse. 

    Insurance Case Overview … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Educate Yourself to Achieve Excellence (and repeat)

    Last week I spoke to the need for continuous self-improvement. Part of that is continually learning throughout your lifetime.  

     

    I have mentioned before that my firm has The JW Way, which encapsulates the firm’s unique culture (http://www.jaburgwilk.com/mission-statement). JW  Way fundamental 17 is “Be relentless about continuous improvement.” This fundamental speaks to … Read More

    Categories: Other, Article

  • Apply Yourself

    Your effort at what you do for a living is everything.   You may be smarter, but you can be outworked by someone with less intelligence.

    When you were young (and sometimes - to your detriment - when you were older) your mother told you how smart you are. For many, by the time they become teenagers, it changes to you’re smart and if you would just apply yourself you would get better grades. … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog