Is a Burrito a Sandwich?: Why Legal Definitions Matter

May 16th, 2019|Auto Accident, Other|

What constitutes a sandwich? The answer seems simple — some kind of filling between bread. But with that wording, does a hot dog qualify? A Pop-Tart? Even more controversial, how about a burrito? The latter has actually been debated in court. In 2006, a Massachusetts Superior Court declared the burrito not a sandwich, after Panera [...]

The Color Purple

November 30th, 2012|Other|

Today I am digressing from legal analysis and legal questions to talk about the color purple.  When I say “the color purple”, I am not referencing that movie starring Oprah.  Although, it was a great movie.  I am talking about the national symbol for domestic violence awareness.  I was introduced to this color at a [...]

Landmark Supreme Court Decision

July 10th, 2012|Other|

As many people know, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled on one of the more controversial issues of this millennium. Over the last few months, The Supreme Court heard arguments centering on the new health care bill (more commonly termed “Obama Care”), including a portion of the bill that requires a citizen of the [...]

Trayvon Martin Case

April 20th, 2012|Other|

A challenge was proposed to me by a friend to tell him, “everything there is to know about the Trayvon Martin Case.”  I am not sure if I can ever know “everything there is to know” about this case, but the challenge generated an idea to make this week’s blog article about the case.  While [...]

For Good and Bad

April 8th, 2012|Juvenile Law, Other|

Regardless of their involvement with the child welfare system, most people have heard of and are familiar with Child Protective Services.  In Arizona, Child Protective Services, or CPS, operates to investigate reports of child abuse and find permanent safe homes for children, whether that is with their parents or with adopted families. Despite its very [...]

How Can Uncle Sam Save You From Your Creditors?

February 29th, 2012|Debt Relief, Other|

One of the scariest things about carrying debt is the threat of a lawsuit.  This is because a lawsuit usually leads to a garnishment.  In a typical civil, or small claims, lawsuit, a debtor will first be served with a summons and complaint.  The complaint outlines the grounds for the lawsuit and the allegations against [...]

The Debt Collector Bully and How to Fight Back

February 3rd, 2012|Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, Other|

As bankruptcy attorneys, we hear lots of stories about how our clients accumulated debt; how they wish to get of debt; and what it is like to live with debt hanging over their heads.  One of the most common reasons that our clients wish to file bankruptcy is because they are tired of "robbing Peter [...]

Law and Science

November 18th, 2011|Other|

I have been inspired by my roommate to deviate from bankruptcy law for this week's blog.  I know...I can hear the horrified gasp now.  It's ok.  We'll get back to bankruptcy next week. A few days ago I was talking to my roommate about a speaker she had in her Law, Science, and Technology class.  [...]

What Makes Arizona So Special?

November 4th, 2011|Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Other|

Arizona is a great place to live.  We have amazing winter weather, beautiful landscapes, nice restaurants, and good shopping.  But, what makes the state of Arizona truly special?  I would point to something called the "anti-deficiency" statute.   If you are a struggling homeowner, the anti-deficiency statute is definitely something you need to be aware of.  [...]

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