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The future of driverless cars is here for passengers in metro Phoenix. Are you ready? Autonomous vehicle company Waymo recently announced a driverless taxi service available to the general public. Up until the coronavirus pandemic, you may have recognized Waymo’s familiar Chrysler Pacifica vans around the East Valley. Although these taxis were autonomous, they still…

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Insurance policies almost always contain a “cooperation clause,” which mandates that policyholders cooperate with the insurance investigation when there is a claim for loss. Insureds who fail to cooperate may lose their right to their claim. In liability cases, the insurance carriers for the defendants will likely ask for phone records, social media data, and…

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Businesses throughout Arizona and the rest of the country have been struggling to stay afloat ever since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States. Arizona is slowly reopening the state, including non-essential businesses. Thousands of businesses applied for and received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the federal government to help prevent laying off employees.…

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When many people are injured in the same way or suffer a common type of loss, those lawsuits can be consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL) or a class action claim. The goal of this consolidation is to move cases through the courts more quickly and efficiently, so that plaintiffs can have justice. What are…

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Juul, like other e-cigarette manufacturers, is under scrutiny by FDA with regard to its unsafe products. Multiple lawsuits have been filed, claiming that vaping can cause serious lung injuries, seizures, strokes, and other medical problems. The lawsuits also claim that Juul’s nicotine levels can lead to addiction. Time is reporting that one of those lawsuits…

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Employees, contractors, and anyone who is aware of healthcare fraud may be eligible to receive a percentage of any recovery the government obtains if their disclosure is useful to the government. The False Claims Act authorizes awards, generally between 10 and 30 percent, for disclosing fraud by doctors, medical practices, laboratories, pharmacies, hospitals, and any…

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Everyone is deeply concerned about the novel coronavirus which has created a worldwide pandemic. The disease is shutting down most of the world. Our clients should know that our firm is keeping current with the latest health information and governmental requirements. We are working to advise our clients about the efforts of Plattner Verderame, P.C.…

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