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What is voir dire & why is it important? Voir dire is the process of questioning potential jurors to determine whether they are fit to serve as jurors for a particular trial. For Arizona lawyers, the goal of the voir dire process is to ensure that no members of the jury harbor biases that could jeopardize the outcome of the case. Without a strategic, well-prepared voir dire process, you run the risk of starting from behind with the jury when the trial begins. The voir dire process Each judge in Arizona handles the Voir Dire process differently but the process…
On September 1, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released an Order titled “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19” (the “Order”).  The Order is effective Friday, September 4, 2020, and expires December 31, 2020.  ORDER APPLIES TO ALL 50 STATES This Order applies to all states without an existing eviction moratorium providing “the same or greater level of public-health protection” than the Order’s requirements. The Order will apply in Arizona because the Order provides greater protection than Governor Ducey’s Executive Order halting the execution of writs of restitution
On September 1, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released an Order titled “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19” (the “Order”).  The Order is effective Friday, September 4, 2020, and expires December 31, 2020.  ORDER APPLIES TO ALL 50 STATES This Order applies to all states without an existing eviction moratorium providing “the same or greater level of public-health protection” than the Order’s requirements. The Order will apply in Arizona because the Order provides greater protection than Governor Ducey’s Executive Order halting the execution of writs of restitution
Governor Ducey Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protection until October 31, 2020 Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order extending a moratorium on residential evictions until October 31, 2020, providing continued protections for renters who are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The order ensures renters impacted by COVID-19 will be able to stay in their homes while extending the time to access rental assistance programs. not granted to all arizona tenants Governor Ducey’s executive order protects Arizona tenant from eviction if they have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. For example, they’ve been laid-off, had their hours reduced, actually…
Increased FAA approval of UAS waivers On Aug 29, 2016, the FAA implemented Part 107 of title 14 of the code of Federal Regulations, also known as the small unmanned aircraft systems UAS rule. It created a regulatory framework that enabled civilian and commercial operators of UAS. UAS weighing 55 lbs. or less. Generally, Part 107 requires operators to fly under 400 feet above ground level, within visual line of sight and only during daylight hours. UAS operators who want to fly outside the requirements of part 107, such as to conduct beyond line of sight or nighttime operations, may…
Shared Well Agreements in Arizona What are your rights to water that comes from a shared well that is not located on your property? For most people, the answer is in the words written in your well share agreement. The first question to be considered is—which state regulating body grants me the right to access and use groundwater? The Groundwater Management Act “GWMA” of 1980 established that groundwater, is common property of the citizens of Arizona and the management of it was under the Arizona Department of Water Resources, ADWR. All groundwater withdraws in Arizona must come from a water…
Arizona state law and Arizona case law are clear that eviction cases, also known as, Forcible Entry and/or Forcible detainers) are designed to only address the issue of possession and not any issues addressing the ownership of the property involved. The limited scope of a forcible entry and detainer action has been strictly defined by Arizona statute. A.R.S. § 12-1177(A) states in relevant part: On the trial of an action of Forcible Entry or Forcible Detainer, the only issue shall be the right of actual possession and the merits of title shall not be inquired into. Evidence offered to the…
UAVs to Spray Pesticide on Crops UAV spraying is effective tool for applying pesticides on crops. UAVs especially shine when fields are flooded with water, making entry of motorized vehicle to the field impractical or when treating crops that grow in steep hills. UAV pesticide spraying is becoming increasingly available for specialty crops and row-crop production. Recently, UAV manufacturers such as DJI have started offering high payload rotor UAVs that include sprayers. Spraying with UAVs is a unique practice since it is conducted autonomously. UAV sprayers are equipped with almost all the parts of any other sprayer: a tank, a…
Can an Easement be Legally Terminated Can an easement be terminated? An easement is a right cross over someone else’s property. To answer the question, yes. In Arizona, you can terminate an easement in one of four basic ways.   These are four basic ways to terminate an easement. Expiration of an Easement: In Arizona, an easement can be terminated by the expiration of an agreed upon time event. on I agreement my abandonment via the doctrine of merger some easements are granted for a finite period of time when the time. Is not The easement is set to expire…
UAV Registration under 14 CFR Part 47 Registration with the FAA is required for all unmanned aircraft flown in the United States. The vast majority of UAVs are registered online with the FAA are small and the application process is quick, easy, and costs just $5. Registering a UAV over 55 pounds is not quick and not easy and cannot be completed online. So you may want help to complete the Part 47 Application. UAV Registration under 14 CFR Part 47 Part 47 Registration is required for Unmanned Aircraft that weigh 55 pounds or more. Who Must Register their Large…
Arizona law and case law are clear that eviction cases (a.k.a. forcible entry and/or forcible detainer) are designed to address only the issue of possession and not property ownership. The limited scope of a forcible entry and detainer action has been strictly defined by Arizona statute. A.R.S. § 12-1177(A) states in relevant part: On the trial of an action of Forcible Entry or Forcible Detainer, the only issue shall be the right of actual possession and the merits of title shall not be inquired into. A.R.S. 12-1177(A) Evidence offered to the Superior Court to show anything other than who is…
Goal of FAA Partnership with Local Law Enforcement Agencies: The FAA values its partnerships with law enforcement agencies (LEAs). By working together, the LEAs can help protect the safety of people on airplanes and on the ground from unsafe and unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), “drones”. LEAs are often in the best position to acquire and make initial requests to identify and preserve electronic or video evidence, or obtain legal process for securing this evidence. UAS Compliance with Airspace RequirementsAs an aircraft, UAS operations must comply with all applicable airspace requirements prescribed by the FAA regulations. It is important that…
Must be Current on your fax filings We must provide your bankruptcy Trustee a copy of your most recent tax filing. In Order to File Bankruptcy, We Must Have a Copy of Your Tax Returns. How to Obtain Copies of Your Tax Documents from the IRS The IRS receives copies of all your tax documents and so you can easily obtain copies of them by mail or fax. You’ll need to fill out Form 4506-T to request your income documents. This form is used to request transcripts of various tax documents. To request the income documents, check the box…
This blogpost will clearly explain the process of how to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Association. The FAA has actually made the process of registering drone a rather smooth and simple process. Why is Drone Registration Necessary? Plain and simple the FAA wants drones registered to increase the safety of people both in the air and on the ground. With more than 1 million drones registered with the FAA they have their hands full trying to keep people safe. “Registration is all about safety,” says FAA spokesperson Jim Peters. “It provides us with a key opportunity to educate…
During a lawsuit each party has the opportunity to request formal “discovery” from the opposing party. These requests for discovery is accomplished by sending the opposing party four different “packets” requesting certain types of information.   I have included a copy of our initial drafts requesting information from the opposing party for your review and feedback. Pay particularly close attention to dates, names, and places to make sure that they are factually correct. Uniform Interrogatories: Is a series of questions that are listed in the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. Depending on the type of case there is…