The following information accompany a presentation Mike gave to members of the Arizona Commercial Mortgage Lenders Association (ACMLA) on May 12, 2015. A summary of legislative amendments enacted during the most recent session (the First Regular Session) of the 52nd Arizona Legislature that (to varying degrees) affect real estate and real estate lending. The general effective date of all legislation enacted during the session is July 3, 2015. The text of these amendments can be found on the Arizona Legislature's website (http://www.azleg.gov).Construction Defect Dwelling ActionsArizona law gives a seller the opportunity to repair or replace any alleged construction defects. A purchaser was previously required to notify the seller by certified mail at least 90 days before filing a dwelling action, specifying in reasonable detail the basis of the dwelling action. After the seller received notice, the seller was permitted to inspect the dwelling to determine the nature and cause … [Read more...] about 2015 Arizona Legislative Amendments Affecting Real Estate Lending
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Arizona’s new paid sick leave law—Proposition 206 or The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act—will go into effect on July 1, 2017. Since the law passed, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) has crafted proposed regulations and a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs). This three-part blog series examines the intricacies of the ICA’s current proposed regulations and FAQs. The first article (link at the end) in the series, “Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part I: Accrual and Usage Issues,” covered issues involving paid sick time accrual and usage. Part two, “Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part II: The “Same Hourly Rate,” Attendance, and Coverage Questions” examined the law’s “same hourly rate” requirement, attendance policies and rewards programs under the Act, and the Act’s coverage.Part three covers the Act’s notice requirements, record-keeping issues the Act … [Read more...] about Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part III: Record-Keeping, Shifting Employment Relationships, and Tips for Drafting Policies
New York Magazine reported Fox News host Sean Hannity and President Donald Trump talk on the phone most nights.Hannity is one of the most influential figures in the Trump administration without a formal White House role, according to Trump aides.President Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity talk on the phone most nights, according to a report from New York Magazine that goes inside the president's close relationship with the television personality.Hannity reportedly calls the White House general number, where operators see he's on a list of cleared callers, and they put him through on a line that goes directly to Trump. From there, the two reportedly alternate between discussing the "witch hunt" special counsel investigation and trading media gossip.Current and former White House staffers spoke to the magazine anonymously, and Fox News declined an interview request on Hannity's behalf. The White House didn't comment. 23 PHOTOS Sean Hannity through the years See Gallery … [Read more...] about Trump and Sean Hannity reportedly talk on the phone most nights.
The elderly population is often a target for those who seek their financial resources—from identity theft, to telemarketing schemes, to health care fraud. The elderly population is seen by many in society as a vulnerable group as a whole; this is often because some in the elderly population may be suffering from dementia or other ailments that may cloud those individuals’ memories. Knowledge about how dementia affects an elderly person’s abilities to recall events or fully orient himself can create predatory opportunities for those who wish to take advantage of this common illness. Those who prey on the elderly likely believe the elder has a substantial amount of money and would easily fall for scams. One area of concern involving fraud against and involving the elderly is fraud in prescription drugs, specifically Medicare Part D. I. Background of Medicare Part DMedicare Part D, implemented in 2006, came into being under the Medicare Modernization Act of … [Read more...] about Fraud, Prescription Drugs, and the Elderly
Morris Bart remembers a time when he was awkward, stiff and nervous on camera. It was 1980, and the Tennessee native turned New Orleans resident was building up his personal injury law practice.It had been three years since the U.S. Supreme Court held in Bates v. State Bar of Arizona that the traditional ban on lawyer advertising was unconstitutional. States were starting to carve out their own ethical rules that covered how attorneys could (and could not) market their services to the general public.Bart was thinking of ways to drum up business when he came across a story about a lawyer in Colorado who started to run television ads.“A lot of people told me not to waste my money, that it would never work and that it would sully my reputation,” says Bart, whose eponymous firm now consists of more than 90 lawyers in 14 offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. “I called [the Colorado lawyer] up, and he said that the ad had worked and that his phone was … [Read more...] about Legal advertising blows past $1 billion and goes viral