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What to Do If Your Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied

By | June 19, 2017

Workers’ compensation insurance is an important part of ensuring that workers who are injured on the job are able to recover compensation for their medical expenses and part of their lost wages.

5 Essential Steps to Prepare for Divorce

By | June 19, 2017

The divorce process is a double-edged sword demanding clear thinking and excessive planning while simultaneously battling severe levels of stress and a flurry of emotions. But while divorce is rarely simple, it can be eased into. The Phoenix divorce attorneys of Gillespie Shields Durrant & Goldfarb outline five essential tips for those just embarking on the divorce process… Read More »

Bridging the Gap Between Landlords and Tenants to Combat Affordable Housing Crisis

By | June 19, 2017

In 2016, a largely-overlooked crisis of American life was explored by a book that has forced us to rethink housing in our country. “Evicted,” by Matthew Desmond, shed light on the impact of the affordable housing crisis in the United States. Desmond, through extensive research and a compelling narrative chronicling the lives of both tenants and landlords in… Read More »

How does the Stop-and-Frisk Policy affect our Civil Rights?

By | June 13, 2017

The concept of civil rights and the violation of these rights have been on the forefront of most news headlines recently typically involving police officers and unarmed citizens. Civil rights are defined as, “the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination) in a number of settings- including education, employment,… Read More »

What Motorcyclists Should Do Following An Accident

By | June 8, 2017

It’s critical that every motorcyclist knows what to do should they ever get into an injurious accident. Motorcyclists can be at an advantage with their maneuverability on the road. Unfortunately, they’re most definitely at a disadvantage if they’re involved in an accident. Motorcyclists have much less protection on the road than those operating cars or buses.

Flawed Hip Replacement Hardware Prompts Spike in Recalls and Malpractice Litigation

By | June 7, 2017

In a 2015 statement by Dr. Mark Pagnano, the chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota), the number of hip replacements performed in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years.   While many believe this to be a result of the aging population, with more than 46.2 million seniors over the age of 65 in… Read More »

Juvenile Sentencing Options in California

By | May 25, 2017

The juvenile court system is not an identical version of the adult system filled with younger criminals; legally speaking, minors commit “delinquent acts” not crimes, they have no right to a public trial with jury and courtrooms are often less formal and closed to the public.

Subtle Signs of Discrimination at Work

By | May 23, 2017

Egregious or high-profile cases of workplace discrimination and harassment make headlines. Sometimes these cases end up in court. Other times, accusers and accused settle behind the scenes.

Millennials: The Untapped Estate Planning Market

By | May 18, 2017

If you’re an employer, a parent, or both, then it will come as no surprise to you that Millennials are a little different than previous generations. Most don’t prioritize the same traditional values as your generation, or those of their parents and grandparents. The stereotypical Millennial is tech savvy, entrepreneurial, and socially conscious. On the downside, many people… Read More »

Explaining the Rise in Construction Worker Injuries

By | May 18, 2017

When the numbers on traffic fatalities were released for 2015, there was a public outcry about the dramatic increase in crash-related deaths. The numbers left many people scratching their heads, but some analysts offered a simple explanation for the increase – the economy had improved, more people were driving and, therefore, there were more deaths.