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Geoffrey M. Trachtenberg Guest Speaker at APA Learn-at-Lunch Semniar. Topic: Ethical Rule l.l5: Who Gets a Slice of the Pie?

(Download the original PDF APA Newsletter) At the September 12 APA Learn-at-Lunch Seminar, Geoffrey Trachtenberg, Esq., spoke, in detail, about the “ins” and “outs” of Ethical Rule 1.15. This summary is intended to only touch on the highlights. Anyone working f
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Hospitals Go After Accident Victims’ Settlement Money

PHOENIX –The motorcyclists who survived a deadly collision in March 2010 aren’t feeling so lucky two and a half years later. Not only have their lives been put on hold thanks to countless surgeries, they say they’re getting hit financially by the people who treated t
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Levenbaum Trachtenberg Secures $1 Million Settlement

GOODYEAR, AZ – Two west Valley bars are entering an agreement to pay out a total of $1 million after a man who was drinking at the establishments was involved in a deadly crash. Alisha Trejo died in October of 2010 when she was hit while on her motorcycle near the intersection o
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Q&A: My brother settled a wrongful death after my mother past away in a nursing home when i found out call his lawyer

Question: “My brother settled a wrongful death after my mother past away in a nursing home when i found out call his lawyer three of six kids were not told about this case. until they settled the word then leaked out .i contacted the lawyer that handled the case, telling him the
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Q&A: My dad was killed in a motorcycle accident this wk. It looks like the driver who hit him has a maximum of $25,000 in insurance.

Question: Happened in Oklahoma and the boy was texting at the time. The funeral alone will be thousands. We can’t afford all these bills. Is there anything we can do? Five kids lost their dad and five grandkids lost their papa. This hardly seems fair!! Answer: I am so very sorry
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Q&A: What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?

Question: “When I was a child I received a structured settlement from a dentist injury and when I turned 18 I was supposed to get my money and it went to my mom’s account. I have yet to see any of it and I want my money. Please help me out.” Answer: This is somewhat
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The “Zone of Danger” Test

Typically, to recover for negligent infliction of emotional distress, a plaintiff needs to show that they are in the “zone of danger” when a loved one is hurt.  In a memorandum decision out of Division One recently, State Farm v. Slayton, the Arizona Court of Appeals affir
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Q&A: If my front airbag did not deploy during an accident to front of vehicle, can I sue the auto company for damages to the vehicle?

Maybe I don’t understand your question, but if I do the answer is “no, you cannot sue a manufacturer for damage to the vehicle.” You can, however, sue the manufacturer for damage to your body (i.e., bodily injury) that was caused as a result of the vehicle’s ai
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