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Arizona – New Discovery Rules

Effective July 1, 2018 New Rules of Civil Procedure are taking effect in Arizona on July 1, 2018.  The new Rules will change how discovery works in civil litigation in the state.  Here is a sneak peek at the changes that will impact your file handling the most: Tiered Discovery How much discovery is allowed […]

Importance of Business Contracts

In any business environment, it is critical to have legal documentation in place to establish a system of rules and policies governing the legal enforcement of promises.  Whether it be to simply memorialize a common understanding of an organizational relationship or govern future venture needs, the protections afforded by strong contracts are invaluable to operating […]

Home Construction Contract Tips

Home Construction Contract Tips For those individuals who are lucky enough to undertake a new home construction project or remodel a portion of their current home, the process is very exciting.  However, it can also be very stressful.  If you speak to anyone who has dealt with a construction project, it is likely that you […]

Offenhauser And Byasee Shield Their Clients After Huge Award To Plaintiff

Congratulations to Tyler D. Offenhauser and David J. Byassee who successfully defended an attack against subcontractor American Gardens, its owner Patrick Migliorini, and the work of its sub-subcontractor AMS Paving, Inc., with a result of zero liability. In the largest known trip-and-fall accident verdict in California, a jury verdict of$16,322,950 was awarded to the Plaintiff Steven Picazzo, who was a […]

Importance of Insurance in the Construction Industry

Importance of Insurance in the Construction Industry As a construction law attorney, I have been representing homeowners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors for over 18 years in a variety of construction litigation cases. In each occasion, the primary key to resolution, if possible is insurance. And sophisticated owners and contractors will always have an advantage […]

The 5 Stages of a Civil Lawsuit

The 5 Stages of Civil Litigation Understanding the different stages of civil lawsuits is critical to successful resolution. Each stage of a lawsuit is an important landmark toward getting favorable results whether the case settles or proceeds to trial. No two cases are the same but recognizing the importance of each phase of a case […]