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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: so if a case is 12k and the attorney wins under ars 12-341.01 what will the award possibly be? if the case was lost.
Sean Woods
Sean Woods answered on Apr 29, 2022

Unfortunately, there are no easy answers here. I assume you are stating that the opposing party won. ARS 12-341.01 applies to attorneys fees in Breach of Contract cases.

If your case was a breach of contract case, you lost, and the opposing party is ordered as the prevailing party, then...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Do i have the 10 day period to cancel a contract for work to be done on my home?

I signed a contract for remodeling of a bathroom. No products have been ordered nor has work been started and we decided it wasn’t the right time. I understand the 3 day cooling off period but according to Title 32-1907.03 i have 10 business days to cancel the contract without penalty. Is this... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 18, 2022

If they refuse you can sue, the amount is small where you can do in justice court. You could ask for attorney fees.

Consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: I would like a legal review of a release authorization form I've drafted up.

Looking to have a legal review of a 1-2 page release authorization form I've drafted. Please let me know the best way to send a copy.

Thank you.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 8, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The format here is limited to general legal questions. It isn't set up to handle review of documents or make attorneys referrals. To have a document reviewed, you could search attorneys on your own or use the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Copyright for Arizona on
Q: I did video work as an independent contractor for an agency, with no contract. Who owns the footage?

The agency and the agency's client whom the videos were used by had a falling out and both are claiming ownership of the videos I shot. I worked almost exclusively with the agency on production of various projects, and the agency paid all my invoices except one that was paid by the... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp answered on Mar 3, 2022

Copyright in the work for hire is owned by the agency that paid you. It would be reasonable for you to acknowledge that in writing.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: In Arizona can a leasing office give more than one renewal offer raising price each time. I did accept first offer.

The owner changed management companies if that matters.

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby answered on Dec 22, 2021

This can be done if handled properly by the landlord or his management company. Your documents should be reviewed by an attorney. They may consist of an offer that is binding upon your acceptance. Or they may contain language that provides the proposal is not binding upon the landlord until... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Can my vendor impose a cancelation fee but then allow themselves to cancel at any time?
Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb answered on Dec 17, 2021

Your contract governs your engagement. If they're the ones cancelling, then the cancellation fee, as a general standard, shouldn't apply, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the contract is written that way. I'd suggest having an attorney review the verbiage for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Would like verbiage for an Indemnification Clause please, we own an interior design studio and do not provide labor.

"The Client agrees to indemnify and hold JL Coates harmless from any and all claims, damages, liability, loss or cost (including attorney’s fees and costs of defense) to the proportionate extent that such Claims are caused by JL Coates’ negligence or willful misconduct. The indemnity... Read more »

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb answered on Dec 17, 2021

Hello, I or any other contracts attorney would be happy to help you out with this, but providing language for a contractual agreement is a service that you'd need to pay for. It's highly unlikely any attorney on here would be willing to offer their services for free to provide you such verbiage.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Can I sue a small dealership for them failing to fix my vehicle when it needed a new engine and now they want to repo?

Financed a vehicle threw auto action the failed to fix it 3 times when it needs a new engine per their mechanic/warranty and they never put one in. I lost my job not being able to get there. And now they want to repo cause I haven't paid in 52 days I'm starting work Dec 9

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb answered on Dec 17, 2021

In Arizona, the implied warranty on a vehicle is 15 days or 500 miles, whichever comes first. This warranty covers issues that make the vehicle inoperable within that period of time. I'm not sure if you purchased an additional warranty, because that is most likely your primary resource to fix... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Arizona on
Q: Does Arizona require dealers to have full insurance coverage on financed vehicles?

I know they will probably demand it but say they didn’t and the vehicle was totaled the first week and had no collision insurance. Is there a gap time or would the dealer be responsible for some of it

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb answered on Nov 15, 2021

A customer is required to have full coverage insurance on financed vehicles prior to departing the dealership with the vehicle on the day of purchase.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: I am a teacher in contract and want to get out of the contract without it affecting my license.

I want someone to read my contract and make sure that i can do this

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb answered on Nov 11, 2021

I, or any of the other contract attorneys on this site, would be happy to review your contract if you'd like to contact one of us.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: I hired a photographer/videographer for my wedding. They claimed to be a professional company but I have since learned

They outsource clients to brand new photographers with little to no experience. Not professionals. They are refusing a refund.

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb answered on Nov 11, 2021

Whether or not you're entitled to cancel the contract and get your money back is entirely based on the terms of the agreement itself, whether it specified a standard of experience that was required for the photographer performing the work and whether or not they were permitted to outsource the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: Can I take my friends car if she doesn't want to give me my car I paid for?

So I just got out of prison and a girl that I thought was my friend let me stay at her daughter's house "paid rent" "food" ect.. about a couple days of me being there I started looking for a car... Her boyfriend said that his brother has a couple vehicles for sale... He... Read more »

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb answered on Nov 11, 2021

Unfortunately some key components are missing from your question in order for an attorney to provide you with an answer. It's important to know who has the money that you gave to the boyfriend. Did he pay it toward his car, did he put it as a deposit on your car, or does he still have it? If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: I got an acting gig & in the contract they are saying they will be allowed to use my image or likeness in "perpetuity"

Is this the norm? They can use it forever?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 20, 2021

Yes it is

Most likely it is in connection with the specific acting or work you are doing.

Consult with an attorney.

This is not legal advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Legal Malpractice and Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Hello, My question is, is it legal for a family member or anyone else to become an gaurdian without the person being

Without the person knowing? For some reason I couldn't finish my question.

Thank you

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Sep 21, 2021

In an emergency situation it would be possible to obtain a temporary guardianship without the person's knowledge. A permanent guardianship would not likely be granted without having the ward appear before the Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Question is this email which included a second party legally binding? Thank you!!

Trying to do an early cancellation of a Cox Fiber connection at a building we have moved from (16mos early).

We had a new Cox Fiber connection installed at the new building. Both buildings are in Arizona.

In an email the Cox person responded to the question of early termination... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 24, 2021

You can use any communication as proof of a modification to a regular contract.

Consult with an attorney. This is not legal advise.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Can you bid on your own auction online in Arizona when a lien has been placed on your storage unit
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 17, 2021

Probably yes

Check with the online company

It is very typical in bankruptcy auctions for the debtor to bid on his own assets

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Arizona on
Q: Re U-Haul charges for stolen truck under my name. I did get the insurance on the truck and will be pressing charges

U-Haul still wants to charge me for stolen vehicle and who know what else.

I want to know what is the first best route to start this legally. Should I arbitrate or go to court...based on not much experience.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 13, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There could be provisions in your agreement that address arbitration. Some contracts have clauses that require arbitration over court - some contracts do not have such clauses. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: If someone signs an “irrevocable” contract for a broker to sell a business and they “void” it would it still be binding

The potential owner found an individual to purchase the business and thusly doesn’t need to broker the deal through a 3rd party. The contract itself notates it to be irrevocable but the broker is simply wrote “Void” through the contract itself. Not sure if this would require signing a new... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jul 7, 2021

Depends.

Any contract can be changed, cancelled or modified by the parties.

Check with an attorney in a consultation to review your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Arizona on
Q: I am a defendant in a case where I perceive an attorney has knowingly filed a lis pendens. I have countersued.

I wish to file an ethics complaint or file against the attorney directly citing ARS 33-420 as I have done in the countersue against the plaintiff. I perceive the attorney uses frivolous lis pendens on a regular basis

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jun 28, 2021

Go to the state bar website and ask somebody there.

You can be liable if your complaint has no basis.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Business Law for Arizona on
Q: I have a small company and I want to manage/invest my clients' money; charing no fees. Are there any legal hurdles?

I want to be able to advertise that I will return a percentage per year on the investment. No fees.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jun 9, 2021

It depends on the type of business you have. You will need a license and registration with agencies.

Consult with an attorney.

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