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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What Is My Injury Claim Worth? What is my injury claim worth?  This is a question that clients often ask when I first meet with them.  The fact is that not one personal injury claim is like the other.  Each person’s claim is different, primarily because every individual is different.  Injuries effect different people in…

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Why Contractors Should Have A Well Written Contract In a recent decision (Woensdregt v. Handyman), the Arizona Court of Appeals (1st division), ruled that when a party seeks an award of attorney’s fees based on contract, rather than A.R.S. § 12-341.01, the Court will enforce the provision according to terms.  The Court determined that the…

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