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What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Arizona?

There are two types of laws related to car accidents: Fault and no fault. Arizona is a “fault” state. What is the difference and what does this mean for drivers? Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Car Accident Laws In a no-fault state, a driver or occupant of a vehicle involved in a car accident can …

TMA Announces Winners of the 2018 Turnaround and Transaction Awards

The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards. TMA will honor 76 professionals during a special awards ceremony at The 2018 TMA Annual on September 26-28 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Turnaround and Transaction Awards are chosen based on a rigorous peer-review process. The awards recognize …

Case History: Creditors’ Timeliness to Collect Debt After Death

When a debtor dies, Arizona probate law has always placed the burden on the creditor to act timely to preserve the claim. A recent case demonstrates how strict that burden can be. In re Estate of Evitt, 2018 WL 4017786 (August 23, 2018). Post-Death vs Pre-Death Creditors Judith and Charles divorced in Arizona. As part …

The Impartial Arbitrator: When Relationships Must Be Disclosed and Objected To

In its recent opinion, Fisher v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, 1 CA-CV 17-0589, ___ P.3d ___, 2018 WL 3804114, at *1 (App. Aug. 7, 2018), the Arizona Court of Appeals examined arbitrator partiality under Arizona Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, A.R.S. § 12-3001 et seq., including: What constitutes a “substantial relationship” with a party, triggering an …

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