Arizona’s New COVID Laws

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Arizona, according to data compiled by state health officials, state lawmakers have enacted two new laws aimed at restricting responses to the malicious and malingering coronavirus.

Early Voting Under Attack in Arizona

In Arizona, recent laws have made it harder to vote early, including making it illegal to bring a person’s early ballot to the polls unless it’s by a family member or caretaker

Executive order removes all COVID restrictions in the state

Last week the Governor of Arizona created an executive order removing all COVID restrictions in the state, including requiring face coverings.

Statute of Limitations: Time Limits to File Lawsuits in AZ

The law imposes time limits for the filing of lawsuits. These time limits are known as statutes of limitations.

Save on Court Fees – Consider Mediation and Arbitration of Disputes

Mediation is a process in which a neutral person (the “mediator”), often a retired judge, assists the parties in reaching their own settlement, but the mediator does not have the authority to make a binding decision.

Arizona Justice Courts and Small Claims Court AZ – Lawsuits Under $10K

If a defendant files a counterclaim in justice court for more than $10,000, the case will be immediately transferred to the superior court.

Recording False Documents Carries Criminal and Civil Liabilities

A false document is one that is forged, groundless, contains a material misstatement or false claim, or is otherwise invalid.

What is a Fiduciary and What Happens in a Breach of Fiduciary Duties?

A fiduciary is a person who has a relationship with another based generally on trust and confidence.

No Contract? Payment for Services May Still be in Order

When a person is employed in the services of another for any period of time, the law implies a promise to pay what the ser­vices are reasonably worth.

3rd Party Interference With a Contract – AZ Laws on Suing for Damages

The time limit to file a lawsuit for interference with contract is two years from when the cause of action accrues.

How to File a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A person who is sexually harassed in Arizona may file a charge against her employer with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Arizona Civil Rights Division.

Fraud – Lawsuits Against Anyone Who Intentionally Lies

A person who intentionally lies to another person about a mat­ter of importance may be guilty of fraud.

When to Sue for Negligent Misrepresentation

A lawsuit for negligent misrepresentation must be filed within two years from when the cause of action accrues.

What Might the Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund Cover?

Every residential contractor must contribute money to the Fund when applying for a license or upon renewal of a license.

Contracting Licenses for Commercial and Residential Builders

It is illegal for a commercial or residential builder to conduct business in Arizona without first obtaining a license.

What is the Good Samaritan Law in Arizona?

In Arizona, there are also laws that limit the liability of physicians who people who donate and distrib­ute food items and grocery products to those in need.

What is Arizona’s Homestead Exemption?

A homestead means a dwelling in which a person resides. The dwelling may be a house, condominium, or mobile home.

Leasing an Apartment? What is the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act?

The landlord, at the beginning of the rental term, must disclose to the tenant in writing of the name and address of the manager.

Motor Vehicle Repair Liens for Unpaid Charges

If the owner cannot be found, the notice of sale must be published twice in a newspaper published in the county.

Regulations on Door-to-Door Sales in Arizona

A person who has entered into a home solicitation sale contract and wants to cancel it should read the language of the contract carefully.

Writing Bad Checks is a Crime – What You Should Know

Writing bad checks is a crime, and may also subject the bad-check writer to a lawsuit for twice the amount of the check.

Are the Vehicle Lemon Laws in Arizona?

The Arizona Lemon Law requires the manufacturer of a lemon to replace or repurchase the vehicle