Jaburg Wilk

The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Anybody who has ever had a child has heard the refrain “but that’s NOT FAIR.” While the concept of “fairness” plays a big role in how the world should operate in the minds of children, there is sometimes a disconnect between…more

Commercial Leases, Commercial Tenants, Contract Terms, Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Landlords

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Strategies for Defending ADA Accessibility “Tester” Lawsuits

In the last 15 months, over 200 complaints alleging ADA accessibility violations have been filed by three individual plaintiffs against Arizona retailers, restaurants, and hospitality entities. These "tester" cases assert nearly…more

Accessibility Rules, ADA, Corporate Counsel, Counterclaims, Defense Strategies

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Significant Changes to AAA's Construction Arbitration Rules Effective July 1, 2015

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) recently issued several significant revisions to its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules, which became effective July 1, 2015. The revised rules apply to construction arbitration…more

American Arbitration Association, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Construction Contracts, Construction Industry

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Do You Have Inspiration?

Isn't the real answer to that question "Yes, sometimes." That's because the source of inspiration is mostly unknown. That is why it can hit you at times that seem unlikely, such as the middle of the night or when you are in the…more

Business Development, Professional Development

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Separate Property and Arizona Marital Community Equitable Lien Rights

In Weeks v Weeks, Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed the marital community’s equitable lien against separate property of one spouse. The opinion is a memorandum decision and it is therefore not precedential;…more

Appeals, Asset Valuations, Community Property, Divorce, Equitable Lien

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Are You Really Divorced? Lamar Odom’s Life Placed in Khloe Kardashian’s Hands

Lamar Odom, an NBA basketball star was recently discovered in a Nevada brothel unconscious and in critical condition. He was rushed to the hospital whereby a number of drugs were discovered in his system and he was being held in…more

Divorce, Lamar Odom, Medical Directives, NBA, Power of Attorney

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Forced Buyouts in a Business Divorce – Valuable Weapon or Trap for the Unwary?

Many part-owners of a business are not aware that, as shareholder of an Arizona corporation, they gain the right to seek to dissolve the corporation under certain circumstances, but at the same time subject themselves to…more

Buyouts, Divorce, Shareholders

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How Much Do I Know About Insurance and Arizona Business?

Is there one insurance policy to cover all of my risks? No. Insurance is the sale of certain risks in exchange for a premium. No policy buys all the risks a business faces. How many policies do I…more

Auto Insurance, Commercial General Liability Policies, Commercial Insurance Policies, Insurance Industry

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Arizona’s New Construction Defect Law is Effective the Summer of 2015

On March 23, 2015, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, signed into law House Bill 2578. This new legislation relates specifically to Arizona’s construction defect claims and revises the Purchaser Dwelling Actions statute - ARS §…more

Attorney's Fees, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Contractors, Homeowners

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Does Pokémon GO Lure You in With A Dangerous Privacy Policy and Terms of Use?

For years, we have been lamenting that our young people spend too much time indoors playing computer games and not enough time outside or connecting with others. Yet, those same critics now condemn young Pokémon Go players who…more

iGaming, Mobile Apps, Personally Identifiable Information, Pokemon, Popular

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The Department of Labor Takes a Stance in Employee Misclassification Cases

In a recent article, I warned all employers that government agencies are out to bust them for misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. The prior article discussed the efforts made by the United States…more

Control Test, Corporate Counsel, DOL, Economic Realities Test, FLSA

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Behavioral Health Billing Alert

Providers of behavioral health services should be aware that the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), released in May 2013 after more than ten years in preparation,…more

Billing, DSM, Health Care Providers, Healthcare, ICD Codes

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Monkeying with Copyrights: Who Owns the Monkey Selfies? A Lesson in Copyright Ownership

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, who famously snapped a smiling selfie of himself using wildlife photographer David…more

Authorship, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Ownership, PETA

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Frequently Asked Questions: Attorneys’ Fees and Costs in Divorce Cases

I don’t want the divorce; why should I have to pay for it? We all have expenses for things that we do not anticipate. We do not intend to get sick or hurt; however, if we need medical attention, we are required to pay the…more

Attorney's Fees, Divorce, Litigation Fees & Costs

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Impact of Young V. UPS and Steps for Employers

Since 1978, pregnancy and pregnancy related health conditions have been protected conditions under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”). A recent Supreme Court case, Young v. UPS may increase the ability of pregnant workers…more

ADA, Disability Discrimination, EEOC, Enforcement Guidance, FMLA

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So I loaned my friend $25,000 and just found out he is going to file bankruptcy. Now what???

1. Because he is my friend, he offered to settle and pay me outside of the bankruptcy and he agreed to not include my debt in the bankruptcy case. Can I do this? No. Once a bankruptcy case is filed an automatic stay…more

Consumer Bankruptcy, Loans

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What Does “At-Will” Employment Mean?

Most Arizona employers are aware that Arizona is an “at-will” employment state. However, many do not understand what that means. In short, it means that an employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason, except a list…more

At-Will Employment, Employee Handbooks, Employment Contract, Employment Discrimination, FMLA

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Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms “Subcontractor Exception” to “Your Work” Exclusion Does Not Apply to Additional Insured General Contractor Seeking Coverage For Defective Work of Named Insured Subcontractor

In Double AA Builders, Ltd. v. Preferred Contractors Insurance Company, LLC, --- P.3d ----, 2016 WL 7508079, *1 (Ariz. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2016), the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment…more

Additional Insured, Appeals, Faulty Workmanship, General Contractors, Policy Exclusions

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What have you done to improve yourself?

JW Way #17 - Be relentless about continuous improvement. Be a “lifetime learner.” Continually invest in your own education, both formally and informally. Never stop improving your legal, technical and personal skills. …more

Career Development

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Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms “Subcontractor Exception” to “Your Work” Exclusion Does Not Apply to Additional Insured General Contractor Seeking Coverage For Defective Work of Named Insured Subcontractor

In Double AA Builders, Ltd. v. Preferred Contractors Insurance Company, LLC, --- P.3d ----, 2016 WL 7508079, *1 (Ariz. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2016), the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment…more

Additional Insured, Appeals, Faulty Workmanship, General Contractors, Policy Exclusions

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Issues in Gray Divorces

The divorce rate in the United States has been dropping during the past 20 years. However, divorce among spouses over 50 years old has doubled since 1990! The surge has spawned the term “gray divorce” for these older divorcing…more

Defined Contribution Plans, Division of Assets, Divorce, Grey Divorce, Marital Assets

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Do You Know Where Your Data Is Located? Why Knowing is Half the Battle

Whether you realize it or not, you are probably storing some personal or business data in the cloud. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as a model for enabling ubiquitous,…more

Cloud Computing, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Data Storage Providers, Digital Data

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Sanctions and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Appeal

This may not be a book my new grandson Felix will soon be reading, but it does raise a legitimate question: When you really, truly, believe a federal appeal is frivolous, and not just garden variety, I know you’re going to…more

Appeals, Damages, Fee-Shifting, FRCP 11, FRCP 38

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What Does “At-Will” Employment Mean?

Most Arizona employers are aware that Arizona is an “at-will” employment state. However, many do not understand what that means. In short, it means that an employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason, except a list…more

At-Will Employment, Employee Handbooks, Employment Contract, Employment Discrimination, FMLA

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Celebrity Brands: The Line Between Fair Use and Infringement

All brand owners are faced with difficult decisions regarding how aggressively to police their brands. The decision is particularly difficult when the unauthorized use is by a loyal customer or fan. While some traditional brands…more

Cease and Desist, Celebrities, Fair Use, Goods or Services, Intellectual Property Protection

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Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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