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Increased Insurance Limits in Arizona

Arizona Increases Minimum Limits for Car Insurance A new law in Arizona went into effect on July 1, 2020. It is good news for Arizona drivers. Liability minimum limits have increased from $15,000 per person /$30,000 per incident /$10,000 property damage to $25k/$50k/$15k. If you previously held a minimum limits policy, your coverage was automatically […]

COVID-19 Personal Injury Claims Against an Arizona School District

Will the new school year bring a new class of personal injury claims against the schools? Not likely. As Arizona prepares to send its students back to school, parents and school district administrations across the state face a multitude of decisions. On July 24, 2020, Governor Ducey announced Arizona’s “Open For Learning” plan outlining the State’s […]

Jenny’s 20th Anniversary With Rockafellow Law

​We Celebrate Jenny Schultz On Her 20 Year Anniversary with Rockafellow Law This week the Rockafellow Law Firm is proud to celebrate the 20th work anniversary of Jenny Schultz. Jenny started with the Rockafellow Law Firm in July 2000 as a legal assistant. From the onset she has been an integral part of the Rockafellow […]

A Short Summary of 2019’s Top Arizona Jury Verdicts

Annually, we report the top ten verdicts in Arizona for the previous year.  As usual, last year’s top ten are an interesting microcosm of society and the culture we live in. Last year, six of the top verdicts were tort (injury-related) cases.  The other four were business or insurance disputes. Number one is a very […]

A summary of Pima County Superior Court’s Current Operations

Pima County Superior Court’s Current Operations Legal services are included on the long list of “essential” services in Arizona. Aside from depositions and mediations taking place by Zoom, some reduced hours (10-3, M-F), and more working from home, it has been business as (mostly) usual here at the Rockafellow Law Firm.  However, the same can’t be said […]

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

The Scheduling Order – Arizona’s Tiering System

The Courts attempt to speed up the litigation process Several months ago we reported on the new “tiering system.” Just a reminder, there are now three tiers of classification for cases:  1:  Up to $50,000:  2: $50,000 to $300,000: and 3: $300,000 and above.  Depending on the classification, discovery is designed to be “proportional” to the […]

Meet the Firm’s New Director of First Impressions: Karen

Rockafellow Law Firm’s New Employee and Long-time Friend Karen Joins the Staff Our new receptionist/bookkeeper/director of first impressions is Karen Harrington.  This is not Karen’s first time working at Rockafellow Law Firm. Karen worked for us in the same position from 1982-1984.  She brought with her a vast skill set including certified property appraiser, bank […]

Trial Procedure: A Brief Overview

A brief summary of trial procedure We are often asked about trial procedures with questions such as:  “Do I have to be there?”  “Will it take all day?”  “Will I have to testify?” Yes, yes, and yes.  Most trials last a minimum of 4 days.  Some take longer. The client is the star witness.  The […]

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