Did you know that if you are a contractor working in Arizona, you have to send out an Arizona 20-day Preliminary Notice in order to have the right later on to record a Mechanic’s Lien? Properly completing and serving the 20-Day Preliminary Notice is a prerequisite to being able to record a lien. Recording a…Read More
Earlier today, azcentral.com, released early Phoenix DUI statistics for the weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day activities. There were 223 DUI arrest on Friday and Saturday alone. The average BAC was above .150, which under Arizona law constitutes an extreme DUI. The actual number was 81/233 (35%) arrest were extreme. Which means there is a…Read More
By D. Jeffrey Craven Originally published in the February/March 2014 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. In a recent Hardwood Floors Troubleshooting column about failed engineered flooring, there was an ongoing debate in the online comments about who is responsible for a failed installation. Inspectors blamed installers for product choice and failing to give care instructions,…Read More
By D. Jeffrey Craven This is part 2 of a two part article originally published in the October/November 2013 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. In the last issue we started defining some of the common “legalese” terms that show up in contracts despite the growing “plain English” movement in the legal profession. Legalese is the use…Read More
By D. Jeffrey Craven This is part 1 of a two part article originally published in the August/September 2013 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. Since the Nixon era, the plain-language movement has gained momentum, attempting to remove legalese from the law and from “legal” writing. “Legalese” is both the use of old (archaic) terminology or…Read More
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