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General Motors Jumps into Data Collection Industry

General Motors Co. announced in mid-November that it has jumped into the data collection industry with the help of its subsidiary, OnStar. The vehicle manufacturer entered into the insurance field with the hopes of securing lucrative data that is generated by cars connected to the internet and those that are autonomous. In what appears to…

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Three-Year Low for Arizona Traffic Fatalities Last Year

Arizona experienced a three-year low for traffic fatalities in 2019, according to data released in the Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Report for 2019, which is produced by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This measurement was just one of multiple categories of data that saw a decrease from 2018 to 2019. Other categories that saw…

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Waymo One Offering Driverless Taxi Service in Phoenix

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 Demands for Social Media Data and Phone Accounts

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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PPP Loans and Future Whistleblower Claims

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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Understanding Class Actions and Multi-District Litigation

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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