In a 27-page Order, Maricopa County Superior Judge Scott Blaney gave Phoenix until November 4 to clear out the homeless “Zone” in central Phoenix, granting local businesses the permanent injunction they sought to deal with the public nuisance.Blaney had issued a temporary injunction iu March, and noted that the city has had “nearly two years” since the plaintiffs had first sought help from the City Council. The tents and makeshift structures must be gone and the city is to keep the public property free of “biohazardous materials including human feces and urine, drug paraphernalia and other trash”.Blaney notes
Continue Reading BREAKING: Businesses in Phoenix's Homeless "Zone" Granted Permanent Injunction; Phoenix Has Until Nov. 4 To Remove Tents, Etc.

Driving without a license in Arizona may not sound like a big deal, but it is an offense that can end up leading to some fairly serious consequences. Simply stated, it refers to driving a motor vehicle on a highway without carrying a valid driver’s license as required by state laws.
Definition of Driving and Highway
Under Arizona law, driving means to operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Highway is defined as “the entire width between the boundary lines of every way if a part of the way is open to the use of the
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In a driving under the influence (DUI) case, law enforcement officers have a responsibility to conduct themselves in accordance with the law and county procedural requirements. If an officer makes a mistake or intentionally violates a suspect’s rights, this police misconduct could be used as a defense against a DUI charge. With assistance from a DUI defense attorney in Scottsdale, police errors and officer misconduct could significantly affect the outcome of your case.
DUI Police Stops Have Certain Procedures
Police officers have legal responsibilities when performing their jobs. If the police stop an individual and suspect drunk driving, the
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Cocchia v. Testa, No. 1 CA-CV 22-0571 (App. Div. I, September 12, 2023) (J. Catlett)
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North Shore Condominium Ass’n v. Wan-Tsing Kwang, No. 1 CA-CV 22-0641 (App. Div. I, September 14, 2023) (J. Campbell) AWARD ADDING FEES AND COSTS TO AMOUNT AWARDED IN “NOTICE OF DECISION”  I…
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You need to focus on the present and concrete realities of a situation or event rather than getting lost in speculative scenarios. Constantly dwelling on hypothetical situations can lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety. People often waste precious mental energy worrying about “what if” scenarios that likely will never come to pass. By not playing the hypothetical game, you free yourself from these burdens and can concentrate on addressing actual challenges and opportunities.

Similarly, businesses thrive on informed decisions based on real data and situations. Engaging in hypothetical discussions in your mind or in a group setting without a solid
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In 2021, the Arizona Legislature revised the statutes that govern appeals from Registrar of Contractors (ROC) hearings, with the result that an appeal of an administrative agency’s decision can lead to a fresh trial in Superior Court, where the agency’s decision is disregarded.

The hearing process is fair, and Arizona ALJs are consistently intelligent, honest, and professional. Nevertheless, at the hearing the contractor faces an uphill battle: The contractor will be accused of violating workmanship standards, the ROC’s investigator will offer evidence substantiating the alleged violation, and the ALJ will likely view the investor’s testimony as credible.

It is not
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 SHORT ANSWERS:1) Kari Lake‘s Election Contest (Governor race) is in the intermediate Court of Appeals (Division 2). She just filed her Opening Brief.2) Abe Hamadeh‘s Election Contest in the ultra-close (280) Attorney General race is in the strange purgatory time period between filing the Notice of Appeal in the trial court and the Court of Appeals docketing it.3) Mark Finchem‘s Election Contest in the ultra-not-close Secretary of State race is in the Court of Appeals. He has dropped his substantive appeal of the dismissal and is only contesting the $48,000 in sanctions assessed by
Continue Reading WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Updates on Arizona's 3 Ongoing 2022 Election Contest Cases!

While Abe Hamadeh’s slow-rolling 2022 Election Contest of the ultra-close Attorney General race is still in a legal system purgatory between the trial court and the appellate courts (see accompanying article), the fur is flying with sanctions filings above and below.Above, in the Arizona Supreme Court, the Hamadeh legal team is OBJECTING to the Justices’ Order imposing sanctions on them for their quickly-denied Special Action Petition. Hamadeh attorney Tim LaSota filed the objection to Contestee (not in her official capacity) Kris Mayes’ $42,000+ legal bill – but not the Secretary of State’s $13,000 application.LaSota attempted
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A new federal law requires most legal entities to report specific information about the business and its owners.

Effective January 1, 2024, the federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) requires the majority of companies doing business in the U.S. to report to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) specific information about the business entity and the people who have “substantial control” of it.

The CTA is a provision of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, which is part of a federal effort to combat shell corporations, LLCs and other entities that engage in illegal money laundering and other criminal financial activities.
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Even if a sexual assault accusation is false, it could permanently affect your life. It is critical to take any allegations of sexual assault or abuse against you seriously. Take certain steps to protect yourself as much as possible during this uncertain time. Most importantly, contact a criminal defense attorney at AZ Defenders right away for assistance.
Use Your Right to Remain Silent
One thing you should not do under any circumstances is speak to the police about the case without your attorney present. Even if an officer seems friendly or says he or she believes you are innocent, do
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In Wallrich, et al. v. Samsung, Case No. 22-CV-5506 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 12, 2023), federal district court judge Harry D. Leinenweber ordered Samsung to pay arbitration fees for almost 50,000 arbitration demands – and submit to arbitrating consumers’ claims that Samsung had committed violations of the Illinois privacy laws. Note that the court required this payment even though the arbitration provider was willing to waive the payment, pursuant to a provision in its supplemental rules. Here is a report on the case from Duane Morris:“The Named Plaintiffs filed 49,986 arbitration claims with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) on September 7,
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Many small businesses experience legal problems and lawsuits. According to research, approximately 43 percent are threatened with litigation each year. Ongoing litigation is costly and can have devastating consequences on businesses, even if they reach the best available outcome in the case. While all companies, small and large, are subject to the possibility of lawsuits, […]
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Kari Lake’s have apparently given up challenging the results of the 2022 gubernatorial election. Instead, their appeal brief slings new allegations alleging that Maricopa County officials intentionally sabotaged the election and then perjured themselves. They tell the Court of Appeals judges that a new trial would be “futile”. So, instead of correcting alleged errors by the trial judge, they ask the appellate court to just order a new election.Besides not being how either Election Constests or appeals work, the 61-page Opening Brief devotes nearly half of its bulk addressing “new evidence” about Maricopa County’s certifications of the Vote Center tabulators
Continue Reading NEW: "Uncharted Territory" – Lake's Attorneys File Appeal(?) Brief Morphing Their Election Contest Into Demand For 2022 Election Re-Do, Sling Sabotage and Perjury Allegations (READ Brief)

Electronic commerce, or e-commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods and services over the internet. In today’s interconnected world, e-commerce has emerged as a transformative force, revolutionizing how businesses operate and consumers shop. 
As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance and display its capacity to analyze vast datasets, it is progressively being incorporated into the e-commerce sector and conventional business practices. Let’s look at the types of e-commerce and how AI could affect its framework, bringing about unique challenges and opportunities. 
1. Business to Consumer (B2C)
This variation of e-commerce involves businesses selling products or services directly to
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