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Posted On 07/16/20

Right-of-Way Laws in Arizona

The right-of-way is something one road user yields, or gives, to another in certain situations. It refers to the right to use the road. When a driver yields the right-of-way to a pedestrian, for example, the driver will stop and wait while the pedestrian crosses the street. All roadway users need to know and obey Arizona’s right-of-way laws. Otherwise, the failure to yield could cause a collision. At 4-Way Stops Four-way stops can have steady traffic lights, blinking lights or stop signs. With a steady traffic light, a driver must wait for the light to turn green before proceeding into the intersection. If turning at a stoplight, the driver must...

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Posted On 07/13/20

Are Liability Waivers Enforceable in Arizona?

Signing up for certain high-risk activities comes with mandatory liability waivers for participants. Liability waivers are a safeguard for the person or enterprise in charge of the activity, granting them immunity from related lawsuits. If something goes wrong and the participant suffers an injury, a liability waiver could save the business from being held legally responsible. Liability waivers are not foolproof, however, and are not always enforceable. How Does a Liability Waiver Work? A liability waiver is a document that becomes legally binding when signed. The document states that the party signing is giving up his or her right to file a personal injury or damage lawsuit against the company...

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Posted On 06/19/20

Center Turn Lane Laws Arizona

Turning left is one of the most dangerous maneuvers on the road. Confusion as to rights-of-way, lack of turn signals, and distracted or negligent drivers can all cause accidents while making left turns in Phoenix. Center turn lanes, or two-way left-turn lanes, can complicate things further. Many drivers misuse center turn lanes or break roadway laws from this lane, leading to serious vehicle collisions. What Is the Law for Two-Way Left-Turn Lanes in Arizona? The first step in preventing accidents while making left turns is learning the rules for how turn lanes should work in Arizona. Breaking roadway rules is a main cause of car accidents in Phoenix. Learning who...

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Posted On 02/28/20

What Is the Difference Between a Trial Lawyer and a Litigator?

Understanding the legal language surrounding your personal injury claim can help you feel more in control of the situation. You may hear words such as settlement, judgment award, negotiation and litigation tossed around during your case. Learning the differences between these recovery outlets, as well as the types of lawyers involved in each, could help you make smart decisions moving forward. A particularly important distinction to make is between a trial lawyer and a litigator. What is a Litigator? Many people use the terms trial lawyer and litigator interchangeably. Both are licensed legal professionals. However, they have different meanings on a legal level. A trial lawyer can be a litigator...

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Posted On 10/04/19

Class-action lawsuit alleges lunch payment defrauded parents in multiple states

An article published by the Washington Post on September 26, 2019 claims families are seeking damages from Heartland Payment Systems, which owns and operates MySchoolBucks, based on fraud. Heartland is accused of stealing money parents thought were going to their children's schools.  The lawsuit was filed by Florida resident Max Story in conjunction with families in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Story says Heartland misled him into believing program fees associated with the service were going to his child’s school. According to Jennifer Bennett, Story’s attorney. “It turns out that it was Heartland, itself, that was charging fees, and none of the money was going to schools.” The case filed...

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Posted On 06/06/19

Public Justice Fights For Your Right To Stop Credit Agencies From Lying About You

Article reposted with permission from Public Justice by Ellen Noble Seneca Falls Fellow On Wednesday, Public Justice, as part of our Access to Justice Campaign, filed a petition asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a dangerous decision that makes it nearly impossible for people to hold credit reporting agencies accountable and fix damaging errors in their credit reports. Three major credit reporting agencies make billions every year selling information about consumers—and consumers deserve justice when they spread lies. But under the Ninth Circuit’s new decision, victims of such harmful lies have no standing; the Court won’t even let them through the courthouse door, much less give them a chance to prove their...

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