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A Cautionary Fairy-Tale - If Only Cinderella's Father Had An Estate Plan

January 16 2019 Ah, the tale of Cinderella, a classic childhood favorite. We all know it as the story of an orphan who is mistreated by her Evil Stepmother and, with…

Non-parties and electronic discovery: limiting the scope and cost of responding to invasive Rule 45 subpoenas

May 22 2014 “[D]iscovery is by definition invasive [and] parties to a law suit must accept its travails as a natural concomitant of modern civil litigation.”…

13 Questions to Ask Yourself About Marketing Claims to Help Avoid an FTC Enforcement Action

June 10 2016 In the U.S., the promotion of nearly all consumer products and services is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In addition to the FTC…

Seller Beware? 4 Key Features of Business Sale Transactions that Sellers Should be Familiar with Before Negotiating

March 14 2019 You have prepared your business for sale and have determined an enterprise value with which you are comfortable. Perhaps you have already found a…

Land subsidence damage caused by groundwater withdrawals in Arizona: who pays?

February 24 2015 Land subsidence is a problem that affects many areas of the world, with well-publicized case studies in Mexico City, Tokyo, and certain areas within…

2019 [Part 2] Arizona Case Law Affecting Commercial Real Estate and Lending

April 26 2019 Harle and Williams were partners in a real estate venture. Harle sued Williams and others in 2010 for a breach of their partnership agreement. Harle…

Protect Your Assets Through Charitable Giving And Advanced Wealth Planning

April 9 2019 Introduction According to the Giving USA Foundation, Americans donated more than $390 billion to charities in 2016. Are you one of those individuals…

Seller Beware? 4 Key Features of Business Sale Transactions that Sellers Should be Familiar with Before Negotiating

March 14 2019 You have prepared your business for sale and have determined an enterprise value with which you are comfortable. Perhaps you have already found a…

If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again: The Department of Labor's New Proposed Overtime Exemption Rule

March 13 2019 Having failed in its previous attempt to modify the federal overtime exemption rule, the U.S. Department of Labor announced on March 7, 2019, a…

A New Player Joins the Battle - The AFL-CIO Throws Its Support Behind Game Development Employees And Urges Them To Form A Union

February 22 2019 On Friday, February 15, 2019, the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, posted an open letter to game developers urging…