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Supreme Court Grants Petition by Geoffrey Trachtenberg to Adopt a New Rule Protecting Clients from Illegitimate Liens

Today the Arizona Supreme Court granted a Petition by Geoffrey Trachtenberg, on behalf of the Arizona Association for Justice, to completely revamp Ethical Rule 1.15 as of January 1, 2014. The existing rule imposes harsh consequences on clients when third-parties claim interests to fu
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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Interviewed Regarding Liability for Firetruck / SUV Accident

Phoenix fire engine, SUV collide at intersection, injuring 5 Courtesy of AZCentral.com Investigators are trying to piece together the circumstances leading to a collision between a sport-utility vehicle and 16-plus-ton fire engine Friday morning in central Phoenix. Officials said the
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Mike Magee Defends Injured Man Sued by Health Plan to Recover His Accident-Related Settlement Proceeds

A recent supreme court decision allows your health insurance company to come after money received from other insurance companies after an accident. CBS 5 – KPHO
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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Interviewed About Hospital Charges

Levenbaum Trachtenberg’s Geoffrey Trachtenberg was recently interviewed about a recent government report that confirms what most Americans already knew: Hospitals are charging wildly varied prices for identical procedures, and the prices vary from state to state, and hospital to
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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Testifies Against the Abolition of the Collateral Source Evidence Rule

During the 2013 legislative session, automobile insurance companies were pushing HB 2239, a bill that would eliminate the collateral source rule that protects injured people in Arizona. The collateral source rule is 250 years old. The essence of the rule is that a defendant is not ent
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Geoffrey Trachtenberg Testifies Against Class Action Immunity Bill

During the 2013 legislative session, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry has sponsored SB 1452, a bill that would gut fundamental class action protection of Arizona residents. In essence, class actions are designed to protect us from small, but wide-spread wrongdoing. The
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Q&A: How long do out of state parties have to Answer a Complaint in Arizona?

Question: I’m aware that parties have 20 calendar days to answer a complaint in Arizona, however, does that same time limit also apply to Defendants that were served out of state, or do out of state parties to a Complaint get 30 calendar days to file an Answer (assuming that the
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Q&A: I was involved in a rear end car accident, I was the driver, my car was hit from behind, can I settle with out a lawyer?

Question: I believe I got whiplash, have constant headaches, and lower back pain. Answer: Don’t do it. The insurance company and their adjustor want you to settle without a lawyer. That way they can pay less to you and get away with not paying for all of your damages. Hiring a r
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