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So, You Want to Sell Your Haunted House?

SPDS SERIESSO, YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR HAUNTED HOUSE?SO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR HAUNTED HOUSE – DO YOU HAVE TO DISCLOSE IT? You’ve owned and lived in your old house for many years, and now you want to sell it. You know from a previous Badger Blog post that Arizona law...

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Arizona Defamation Law

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE! - ARIZONA DEFAMATION LAWARIZONA DEFAMATION Gossip. We’ve probably all been guilty of it at some point. We’ve all known people who seem to gossip all the time. Some people make lucrative careers of peddling gossip. Part of us knows it’s wrong...

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Arizona’s Stupid Motorist Law

ARIZONA'S STUPID MOTORIST LAWArizona's Stupid Motorist Law Arizona is home to the so-called “stupid motorist” law, A.R.S. § 28-910. That statute provides that the driver of a vehicle on a public street or highway that is temporarily covered by water  and is barricaded...

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OCTOBER IS APPLE SEASON IN ARIZONA

OCTOBER IS APPLE SEASON IN ARIZONAOCTOBER IS APPLE SEASON IN ARIZONA Enough with the pumpkin spice everything! October is apple season! Time for apple cider, caramel apples, apple pie, apple crisp, and a ton of other apple treats. Scroll Down for a recipe for an Apple...

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN – THANKS TO THE IRISH!?!

HALLOWEEN FACTSHappy Halloween - THANKS TO THE IRISH?!?HAPPY HALLOWEEN – THANKS TO THE IRISH!?! We here at Law Badgers love Halloween – a crazy fun day that’s not just for kids anymore. Did you know that Americans on average spend more on Halloween than any holiday...

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THE GOOD SAMARITAN LAWS IN ARIZONA

Being a Good Samaritan Did you know that you don’t have any legal duty to provide emergency help to someone who is in peril, or who is sick or injured? Unless of course you caused the peril or the injury. The classic law school example is that you don’t have a duty to...

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MY TIRE HAD A BLOWOUT!

MY TIRE HAD A BLOWOUT! WHAT DO I DO? So you’re driving down the highway at 65-ish mph when one of your tires blows out. It’s an alarming experience even for the most experienced drivers. For inexperienced drivers, it can cause panic and losing control of the vehicle –...

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Hold Your Horn!

HOLD YOUR HORN! In a previous Badger Blog post, we discussed road rage in Arizona. This is a follow up on that post. One of our pet peeves is when drivers use their horns to express frustration or impatience (or rage) with another driver.It is highly annoying. The...

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Why do you need an attorney after a car accident?

What does a car accident attorney do? One of the questions The Law Badgers get asked all the time is, “Why should I hire an attorney for an auto accident?” Before we answer that, let’s explain what a Phoenix, Arizona, auto attorney can do for you. Car accident...

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JURY INSTRUCTIONS – WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

RAJIs You may have noticed in our Badger Blog posts that we frequently cite the “Revised Arizona Jury Instructions(Civil)” (commonly known as “RAJIs” for short) as authority. Why do we do that? Because they are simple statements of current law that the judge is almost...

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What to do after a Phoenix car accident

What to do after a Phoenix car accident Did you know car accidents in Phoenix, Arizona, are rising? According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were almost 99,000 car crashes in the state of Arizona in 2020. Maricopa County, where Phoenix is located,...

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Arizona Lemon Law

ARIZONA'S LEMON LAW PROTECTS YOU! There is nothing more annoying and frustrating than car trouble. And if it’s a vehicle you just purchased, add insult to injury.  Maybe your transmission has failed multiple times. Maybe your engine has stopped working and continues...

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High Beams at Night

HIGH BEAMS AT NIGHT – WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY? Anyone who has driven at night in Arizona has probably had the pleasure (NOT) of being blinded by an approaching vehicle with its bright lights on. It’s not only annoying, but very dangerous, and in fact, illegal. A driver...

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The Autumnal Equinox

IT’S FALL!  THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX In 2022, the Fall season officially begins September 22. This is when the autumnal (or Fall) equinox occurs.Even you casual observers of things celestial know that the sun appears to move from east to west each day.But it also appears...

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Railroad Crossings

RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS – SAFETY AND THE LAW We’ve all encountered railroad crossings in our travels. We’ve probably all been delayed by a train as it travels through a crossing. We may have all seen someone, maybe ourselves, driving around lowered crossing gates due...

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Arizona’s Dram Shop Act

ARIZONA’S DRAM SHOP ACT – DID YOU KNOW … ? Way back in the day, like the mid 20th century, the law in most states held that injuries or death caused by an intoxicated person was solely the responsibility of that person. You could not sue the person or business who...

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Jury Duty – Judge and Jury

JURY DUTY – WHAT TO EXPECT, PART 4 OF 4– JUDGE AND JURY You’ve heard and seen all the evidence and the arguments of the lawyers. You’ve had the chance to evaluate the credibility of the witnesses. The lawyers and the parties take a seat.  Now it’s just you and your...

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Jury Duty – What to Expect

JURY DUTY – WHAT TO EXPECT, PART 3 of our  4 Part Jury Series – LAWYERS AND EVIDENCE You’ve made it through the selection process and now you’re on the petit jury. By now you’ve been given a tag to wear identifying you as a juror. The judge will instruct you not to...

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Jury Duty – The Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS - PART 2 OF 4 IN OUR JURY SERIES You show up in court on the date and time specified on your jury summons because you are a good citizen. Now what? Procedures for jury selection vary somewhat from court to court. There are some differences...

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The Dreaded Jury Summons

THE DREADED JURY SUMMONS - PART 1 OF 4 IN OUR JURY SERIES If you haven’t already, many of you will likely be summoned for jury duty in Arizona federal, state or municipal courts. When you receive that summons, it means that you have been randomly selected from a list...

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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT – CHILI!

DELICIOUS CHILI! We’ve decided to take a quick break from all the legal stuff and share something that might make your taste buds happy. In Louisiana, folks might call this a “lagniappe” – a little something extra. It’s Fall (almost). Football is back, and all the...

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LABOR DAY – CELEBRATING AMERICAN WORKERS

LABOR DAY On Labor Day, we celebrate the many contributions of American workers to the prosperity and success of the United States. American workers built our cities, built a system of railroads transversing the continent, made American manufacturing the envy of the...

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A Tort is Not a Pastry

A TORT IS NOT A PASTRY  You may have heard the word “tort” thrown around as part of the language of law and lawyers. It’s kind of a funny word, but what does it mean?  It’s easier to describe it by what it is not. The term covers a variety of acts that give rise to...

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PUT THOSE CELLPHONES DOWN!

PUT THOSE CELLPHONES DOWN! By now, we’ve all heard or seen the public service ads urging us not to text and drive. Texting and driving is not only dangerous, it is illegal in Arizona.  In this Badger Blog post, we take a look at what Arizona law has to say on the...

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Driving too slowly

In Arizona, you can be ticketed for driving too slowly. A.R.S. § 28-704 states that a person “shall not drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic …” The statute identifies two exceptions:...

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Road Rage – Jekyll and Hyde

Road Rage - Jekyll and Hyde There’s something about settling in behind the wheel of an automobile that causes some people to lose all sense of civility. Even the most meek, mild-mannered among us can transform into a monster when we get out on the road. Anything...

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Seat Belts. Wear them!

Seat Belts prevent major injuries in Car Accidents   Seatbelts are the most important safety device in a car. They are designed to keep you from being ejected from the vehicle during a crash and to help prevent you from hitting other passengers or objects inside the...

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Traveling With Marijuana?

TRAVELING WITH MARIJUANA CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES   When traveling with marijuana - especially abroad, it is important to be aware of the different drug laws in each country. Drug possession and usage may be legal in the United States, but if you don't check...

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Car Accidents – Monsoon Season

MONSOON RAIN, WIND, DUST, CAR ACCIDENTS It’s monsoon season in Arizona. Time for some intense storms to break up the monotony of the blast furnace heat day after day for months on end. Because we don’t get storms year-round like folks do in much of the rest of the...

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FALL – FOOTBALL – BEER – WATCH OUT FOR PHOENIX DUIS

FALL - FOOTBALL - BEER - PHOENIX DUIS It’s that time of year. The weekends are all about football. Whether you’re tailgating or watching from home or at a friend’s house, nothing goes with football better than snacks and beer. Now we’re talking! But before you get too...

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