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The Business Advantages of Limited Liability Companies

A limited liability company may be organized in Arizona to conduct any lawful activity, except banking or insurance.

What is the Difference Between Non-Profit Corporations and Tax Exempt?

Non-profit corporations are everywhere. In Arizona, there are about 40,000 non-profit corporations.

What are the Tax Advantages in Setting Up an S-Corporation?

In the majority of cases, it is more beneficial to the corporation and its shareholders to elect to be an S corporation.

Statute of Limitations – What are the Time Limits to File Lawsuits in Arizona?

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

Save on Court Fees – When to 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.

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

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

What Happens when a Child is Injured by Another’s Careless or Intentional Acts?

If a child has a guardian, the guardian may sue or defend in court on behalf of the child. If a child does not have a guardian or other fiduciary, the child may sue by a next friend or a guardian ad litem.

When Can People Selling or Serving Alcohol Be Held Liable?

It is illegal for a person to manufacture, sell or deal in spiritu­ous liquors in Arizona without being properly licensed.

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 – Arizona 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.

Sexual Harassment is Illegal – Here’s How to File Charges or Initiate a 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.

Your Rights as an Employee in Cases of Wrongful Firing

A terminated employee has a duty to make reasonable efforts to reduce damages by trying to find substantially similar employment.

Fraud – Recourse Against Anyone Who Intentionally Lies on Matters of Importance

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.

Don’t Text & Drive; 2021 Minimum Wage Increase; Employers Must Pay Sick Time

Audio Interview: Police may now pull you over for using handheld devices while driving. It is ok use your device hands-free. 

Insurance Company Bad Faith and how to Recover Damages

When an insurance company fails to act in good faith and deal fairly with its customers, it is guilty of bad faith.

Premises Liability – When Can Property Owners Be Held Liable for Injuries?

This article deals with the liability of a property owner for injuries occurring on his property.

Dangerous Product Lawsuits and Recourse for Defects

The manufacturer or seller of a defective and unreasonably dangerous prod­uct is liable to anyone who is injured by the proper use of the product.

Vehicle Owner Responsibilities and Potential Liabilities

An owner of a vehicle who knowingly permits an unli­censed minor to drive his vehicle is liable.

Medical Malpractice – Negligence by Healthcare Providers

A doctor has a duty to refer a patient to another doctor or to a specialist.