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AZ Rejects Proposed Change to Settlements in a Personal Injury Claim for a Minor

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Settlement of claims of minor | Scottsdale, AZ Personal Injury Attorney | Berk & Moskowitz, PCThe goal of any personal injury claim is recovering damages—the money spent on medical bills, lost wages,  as well as for pain, suffering and emotional distress—for an injured person. When that person is a minor, however, the settlement process can be more burdensome for everyone involved than it is for adults.

Proposed bill, HB 2327, that initially sought to change the procedure for the settlement of claims of a minor if the net amount of the settlement was $10,000 or less, was rewritten when presented to the Governor such that it no longer included the proposed change in procedure for the settlement of such claims for minors and thus did not become law in Arizona.  [Read more…]

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FIRM WINS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CASE

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In this case, Berk Law Group, P.C. represented the sellers of three “four-plex” apartment buildings.  The buyers, a married couple from California, signed three separate contracts to buy the properties.  When the buyers could not close escrow by the initial close of escrow deadline, the parties agreed to extend the deadline and the buyers agreed to deposit additional earnest money to be paid to the sellers as liquidated damages if the buyers did not close escrow by the new deadline.  [Read more…]

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