COVID-19 Liability Shield Laws COVID-19 Liability Shield Laws, many states have taken action shielding certain business from liability relating to Covid-19.   Arizona is on the same tract.  Currently SB 1377  is making its way through the Arizona legislature.  If passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Ducey the new law would provide immunity from…

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Wedding Venue Contracts and Covid-19 Can I Cancel The Contract? Wedding Venue Contracts and Covid-19 Can I Cancel The Contract?  This seems to be a common question I am asked.  Force Majeure Sometimes contracts contain a force majeure clause that allows for the cancellation of a contract.   Even absent a force majeure clause there are…

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Does Arizona Law Cap Damages In Personal Injury Cases? The short answer is no. Some states have laws that cap the amount of money a person can recover as compensation for injuries caused by another person.  Some of these caps apply to specific types of injury cases.  Meaning some are caps on damages in car…

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What Are The Risks of A Dog Bite? Not all dogs are as cute and innocent as the one pictured here.  On average dog bites account for 1% of injury related emergency room visits.  About 4.5 million dog bites occur per year.  Not all result in severe injuries or necessitate treatment.  About 316,000 people are…

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Pedestrian Car Accidents are on the rise in Phoenix over the last ten years. According to Arizona Department of Transportation numbers there were 112 auto related pedestrian fatalities last year (2018).  This number is down from 2017 (226).  Clearly, pedestrians are at severe disadvantage and these numbers confirm this.  Drivers have a higher responsibility to ensure…

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Vape Manufacturer Ignores Signs of Teen Addiction. According to a recent Reuters investigation the vape manufacture Juul Labs knew and disregarded indications that teens were attracted to the use of its’ products.  The Reuters investigation is based in part on a former Juul manager’s disclosure.  Juul executives debated whether to take actions to reduce teen…

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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim? Who can file a wrongful death claim? First, it is important to know what is a wrongful death.  A wrongful death is persons death that results from the wrongful act of another person.  The wrongful act could be an auto accident or murder.  A wrongful death claim is…

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