In the world of investigations, whether it be workplace, campus or Title IX, we often run into situations where two people interpret the same events in wildly different ways.  As human beings, our memories can be subjective, and we are constantly interpreting events through the lens of our own backgrounds and experiences.  In the legal world, everyone is held to the standard of behaving like a “reasonable person.”  Can someone who always makes the best choices and always perceives the world in an accurate way really exist?  The short answer is no.  Everyone perceives the world in a different way
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Phoenix is a beautiful city known for its skyscraper buildings and busiest lifestyle. Unfortunately, it has witnessed thousands of road accidents, personal injuries at the workplace, etc. Dealing with the insurance company seems cumbersome and creates a frustrating situation. To handle this, consulting a personal injury attorney can be a good option. If someone smashed … Continue reading “Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix for Favorable Outcomes”
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Last month, I blogged here about an important rule change that the SEC approved for FINRA Dispute Resolution. After years of debate about the potential harm to investors by allowing non-attorneys to represent investors in securities arbitration and mediations, FINRA proposed barring them from its forum, if they are compensated. [See the prior post for more details of the rule change.] The SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets, acting pursuant to authority delegated by the Commission, approved that rule change proposal on Jan. 11, 2024, and the approval order was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 18.

The very
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We are pleased to announce that

Jason Clark

has been elected as a partner at Lang Thal King & Hanson PC.

A Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” and

Best Lawyers®

“Ones to Watch” honoree who joined our firm in 2015, Jason offers national law firm experience and an extensive track record of successful outcomes for his clients in all aspects of construction disputes and

Registrar of Contractors proceedings

Jason’s recent construction law experience includes matters involving:

He also represents
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In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded protections for whistleblowers under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”).  In February 2024, the Court decided Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC.  It held that a whistleblower does not need to prove that their employer acted with “retaliatory intent” in taking an adverse action against the employee.   For workplace investigators, this decision impacts how we assess the evidence regarding the employer’s motive for the adverse action.  Evidence that previously fell short of demonstrating “retaliatory intent” may now be enough to satisfy the plaintiff’s burden.Sarbanes-Oxley ActIn this case, Research Strategist Trevor Murray sued
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Learning to accept compliments graciously in a professional setting is not only a matter of politeness but also a skill that can enhance your interpersonal relationships and boost morale within the workplace. When receiving compliments, it’s essential for you to respond with genuine gratitude while maintaining professionalism. One effective approach is to simply say “thank you” with a smile, acknowledging the kind words without deflecting or downplaying the praise. This shows appreciation for the recognition while maintaining humility and confidence. Additionally, it can be beneficial to reciprocate the sentiment by acknowledging the efforts of others or expressing gratitude for teamwork,
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If you’re involved in a car accident in Scottsdale, it’s important to understand that the road to recovery may be long and challenging. In addition to sustaining injuries and dealing with vehicle damage, you’ll also need to navigate the legal system to receive compensation for your damages. Unfortunately, there are several mistakes that people often make when pursuing a car accident lawsuit. In this article, Thomas Law, the best car accident lawyer in Scottsdale, will discuss the most common mistakes and how to avoid them. So, what are the common mistakes to avoid when filing a car accident lawsuit
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Have you or someone you know ever been in a car accident where the at-fault driver is lying about what truly happened? This can be a very frustrating and overwhelming situation to deal with, but it’s important to know your rights and options. As the best car accident lawyer in Scottsdale, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to counteract common lies told by at-fault drivers and how to navigate this complex situation. So, what happens if the at-fault driver is lying about the car accident?

Common Lies by At-Fault Drivers

Unfortunately, it’s common for at-fault
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If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s essential to seek the help of a qualified and experienced car accident lawyer. One of the biggest challenges is finding a lawyer you can trust. To help make this easier for you, we’ve created a list of top questions to ask when choosing a car accident lawyer in Scottsdale. As one of the best personal injury law firms in the region, Thomas Law is happy to answer these questions for you. So, what are the top questions to ask a Scottsdale car accident lawyer?

How many car accident cases have you handled?
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Here, we highlight the pros and cons of single- versus multi-page websites just so you can get a good understanding of what they do and how they perform. Then, we identify and discuss two factors that really matter about your law firm website’s role in bringing in new clients and growing your law practice, and how single- versus multi-page websites impact or interact with these two factors. 
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Business agents are employees, independent contractors, or others who have the authority to bind a business into contractual relationships with third parties. Their distinction confers on them some prestige –– but it also means that business agents may sometimes find themselves involved in company lawsuits, including in the ten ways described below. If you would […]
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Allies of Kari Lake and Donald Trump have expanded their latest elections lawsuit against Maricopa County, adding heavily Democratic Coconino County.The lawsuit filed by Trump-allied America First Legal on behalf of Lake-allied Strong Communities Foundation was filed earlier this month to relitigate several of the issues Maricopa County has been attacked for during the 2022 elections, and hoping to change some of them for 2024.At a Thursday hearing, attorneys (James Rogers and Jennifer Wright) told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jay Adleman that they would file an Amended Complaint later that day to add Coconino County. Arizona’s Law has
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As you can probably guess, medical tourism is the name given to the practice of going to a foreign country for medical treatment, usually because it is cheaper there.  One of the most common treatments sought by medical tourists is cosmetic surgery and one of the most common places American medical tourists go is Mexico.  There are always risks associated with cosmetic surgery but they are much higher in Mexico.

Americans are nothing if not cost conscious.  Look at this advertisement.  Who could resist?  Affordable health care with a nearby beach and margaritas to boot.  What could go wrong?  The
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The No Labels party may have failed today in their effort to recruit Joe Manchin to run for President, but they also asked a federal judge this afternoon to order Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes to reimburse them for $160,000 in attorneys’ fees.The request was filed late this afternoon in federal court in a case where they successfully prevented Arizonans from getting on the November ballot as No Labels candidates. Three candidates had already filed Statements of Interest for the U.S. Senate seat, a Congressional race and a State House contest.Attorneys for Fontes unsuccessfully argued that once No Labels
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I am happy to announce that Sheila Heen (Harvard) will deliver the 7th Annual Bruce E. Meyerson Lecture, titled Difficult Conversations in Polarizing Times, at Arizona State on Monday March 11, 2024 at 7pm at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  If you are in Phoenix for Spring Break or Spring Training, please join us (sign up here). If you can’t make it to Phoenix, we will be recording the lecture and posting it on the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center’s web page for viewing.  Once it’s there, we will send a link for
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