What is a Notice of Claim in a Civil Lawsuit?

Please note that there are other laws and regulations as to asserting claims under federal law and claims against the federal government, its agencies, and its employees. You should immediately consult with an attorney if you are considering asserting a claim against any governmental entity to ensure your rights are protected.
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My Thoughts on the 4th of July

ow embarrassing it is for most Americans today blindly celebrating the Declaration of Independence while also joyfully supporting a huge police state that far surpasses any crimes engaged in by King George III. It’s hard to imagine what people like Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, and Thomas Paine would think of our police state today and the so-called “Americans” who support it.
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Automobile and Cyclist Liability in a ‘Dooring’ Accident

Bicyclists are frequently injured after colliding with an open car door, particularly when a driver is getting out of a vehicle along a line of parked cars. The most serious dooring-related injuries occur when bicyclists are struck by another motor vehicle after swerving to avoid the door. In any event, determining who is liable when a cyclist gets doored requires the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney.
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Motorcycle Accidents and Helmet Use Under Arizona Law

In sum, while riding in Arizona without a helmet is legal, a motorcyclist’s ability to recover damages for certain injuries may be impaired if a helmet is not worn. Since the defense of helmet non-use is limited, you should contact an attorney to protect your rights. Be safe!
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Marijuana is Legal in Arizona!

You may already be aware that Arizona voters passed Proposition 207 legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Anyone paying attention knows it is long past time to finally end the foolish and immoral drug war. This misguided and anti-freedom drug war has been one of the biggest mistakes our country has ever made. In the midst of our chaotic world, finally legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes reminds us that sanity still exists.
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Autonomous Systems Detecting Driver Distractions

What happens if a driver fails to pay attention? The car issues a warning and, if the driver doesn’t respond within a given period of time; the car’s warning lights turn on, the vehicle slows to a stop, and OnStar calls for help. The system sounds like an excellent solution to the hand-off problem, but one wonders about the risk of suddenly finding dozens of stopped cars in the middle of the street.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Arizona

Losing a loved one or family member due to the wrongful acts of another can be utterly devastating. Although family members, significant others, and friends can experience extreme grief and loss as the result of the death of a loved one, Arizona’s statutory scheme provides limitations as to who can bring a claim, as well as when and how a lawsuit must be filed.
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10 Common Causes of Boating Accidents

Summer season is at its peak and it is the perfect time to go boating with your friends or family. Boating is a popular recreational activity in many shoreline areas in the U.S; however, negligence can cause fatal accidents, similar to that on the road. Just like the road, the waters for boating also require us to follow a set of rules and regulations. Over 4,000 boating accidents occur in the U.S every year; thousands of people incur injuries and hundreds lost their lives.
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Butler Shaffer, R.I.P.

We mourn the passing of our good friend Butler Shaffer, who died yesterday afternoon at the age of 84. Butler was a libertarian at a time when there were very few libertarians in the world. Like many supporters of the free market, he was first attracted to the Republican Party. He supported Barry Goldwater for President in 1964, but he soon came to realize that limited government was a chimera and that the State was by nature opposed to liberty.
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Hiring a Bail Bondsman

Should you hire a bail bondsman? This could be a difficult decision. If you are facing a choice between hiring a bail bondsman or hiring a lawyer, let me explain why I think you should hire the lawyer, instead of the bail bondsman, if you can’t afford to hire both.
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The War On Drugs Ruined My Block

In order to think clearly about the drug war, people need to separate the evils resulting from drug abuse from the evils resulting from this foolish drug war. The drug war itself has given birth to incalculable violence for the past several decades. It seems proponents of the drug war simply ignore the root causes of the violence in question.
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Stupid Crimes – Arizona Has More Crimes Than Most People Realize

“If I wasn’t a lawyer, wasn’t a judge, just as a taxpayer I’m astounded at how much effort and money goes into creating more and more criminal statutes, criminal offenses without taking a good look at why do we need this, do we have something that will cover this already,” Fields said.
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Anarchist Defense Attorney Changing The Corrupt System From The Inside

Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Marcantel is a Criminal Defense Attorney at the Law Firm of Marc J. Victor P.C. in Chandler, Arizona. Jeff Berwick of Anarchast interviews Attorney Marcantel about being an Anarchist Defense Attorney and changing the corrupt system from the inside.
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Marc J. Victor On the Esteban Santiago Case

Attorney Marc J. Victor who represented Dr. Peter Steinmetz, who was arrested at Sky Harbor Airport for carrying his AR-15 Rifle peacefully and who was later cleared of all charges was interviewed about the shooting.
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Report: Guns in Home to Blame as Domestic Violence Deaths Surge in Phoenix

“The issue isn't the guns," Victor said. "The gun doesn't do anything. It sits on the table. It's the disposition of the person using the gun. Bad guys can use knives; they can use their hands to bash their wives.”
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4409 vs The Road Pirates

A Valley man claims his First Amendment rights are being trampled on after he was arrested following a confrontation with a photo radar operator in the city of Scottsdale. Shelton Obadiah is one of the Valley’s most vocal photo radar activists, and the creator of Youtube.com/RP4409, a site devoted to stopping photo radar. Obadiah told CBS 5 News that he believes the city of Scottsdale is out to get him and that is why he is facing charges of disorderly conduct.
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Pro Tem Recusal Minute Entry

This judge pro tem will not use the power of the state to initiate force against persons who have not trespassed or used unlawful force or fraud against others or their property. This judge pro tem has deeply held personal views which are in direct contradiction to the duties of a judge who presides over non-violent drug cases. The two positions cannot be reconciled.
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