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A FEW THOUGHTS ON ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

Who hasn’t at some point in time been asked to agree on line to the terms of service for using an App or to approve the terms of a contractual agreement for the purchase of something. No hand-written signature is required to create a legal obligation. This is the world of electronic signatures–a world, by …

CREDITOR CLAIMS AGAINST A DECEDENT

One of the most common questions asked regarding an estate is “Am I liable for the decedent’s debts?” The short answer is No. Normally, a person is not responsible for a deceased individual’s debts. Below is an overview of how debts of a decedent are to be paid under Arizona law and when a person …

Attorney’s Fees

Attorney’s fees in commercial litigation can get incredibly expensive, incredibly quickly. In a moderately complex commercial litigation case, it can easily approach $150-200 thousand in fees and costs to get through a full jury trial and post-trial motions. These fees can often exceed the amounts sought in the lawsuit and can become a significant barrier …

Construction Law – Classifying Employees as Owners

In an effort to reduce employee-related costs (e.g., payroll taxes, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation), some companies in the construction industry have devised a new classification of worker as an alternative to employee and independent contractor. The new “other than” employee classification: owner. While the notion of misclassifying workers as owners – who would receive …

Organization of the Arizona Court System

Sometimes people are confused by the different types of courts available in our state. Following is a brief explanation of each court’s purpose. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Small Claims Court: This is the lowest court and is a part of the JP (Justice of the Peace) court.  It …

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