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Divorce Mediation

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The lawyers at Stuart & Jabbar, PLC have founded Arizona Mediation Partners to provide professional mediation services for those going through divorce or custody proceedings. Mediation is a process whereby the parties work through their differences and reach a resolution outside of court. Mediation avoids the uncertainty of having a judge decide the issues and […]

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Preventing Academic Plagiarism

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Education is the Key When colleges and universities adopt strict liability standards that punish all forms of plagiarism equally they are usually trying to deter conduct. In theory, such systems sound good. Punishing the plagiarist who tries passing off the ideas of another as his or her own should deter future would-be plagiarists. The problem is that […]

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Plagiarism at Colleges & Universities

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Plagiarism at colleges and universities can take numerous forms. Many colleges, however, are still applying antiquated plagiarism policies that treat all forms of plagiarism equally. Such strict liability approaches favor punishment of students over education, often requiring severe sanctions be imposed without regard to whether the plagiarism is of a serious variety or not. When […]

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Gallery Representation Agreements

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The importance of galleries in the financial success of artists cannot be understated. In the art world, galleries are the equivalent of record companies and movie studios–they bring art to the public. They are institutions lending context and credibility to the works they display. While the concert violinist on the street corner can command only small […]

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Copyright Infringement vs. Plagiarism

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I’m sometimes asked to explain the differences between copyright infringement and plagiarism. The two related terms are sometimes used interchangeably by non-lawyers but they are separate and distinct offenses. Let’s start with some basic definitions. Copyright Infringement Copyright Infringement is a very specific offense–it involves copying the protected work of another author. Under the Copyright Act, ownership in a […]

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Plagiarism and Government Research Grants

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Although private industry conducts the majority of scientific and medical research in the United States, universities also conduct a significant share. Government research grants are the lifeblood of university research initiatives and the competition for scarce government funding is intense. In recent years, the competition has grown increasingly more complicated by the introduction of plagiarism […]

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2011 ASU Sports & Entertainment Law Conference

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Yours truly will be a panelist at the upcoming ASU Sports & Entertainment Law Conference to be held November 5, 2011, in Tempe. I will be on a panel of several other attorneys discussing the ever-changing topic of protecting intellectual property rights online. Lawyers may earn CLE credit and others may just find the topics […]

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Filing Bankruptcy When You Work for a Bank

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What do you do if you need to file bankruptcy but you work for Bank of America or Chase, Wells Fargo, or any bank for that matter? Even worse, what if you owe your employer money? This question comes up rather often. I have represented a number of bank employees, everyone from tellers to loan […]

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Arizona Advance Directives Registry

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So you have listened to my advice and created your Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney. Wonderful! The question I always get next is: “But what do I do with the documents?” First, you should keep the originals in a safe place (or better yet have your lawyer keep them in a fireproof safety deposit […]

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Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, & Advanced Healthcare Directives

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If the above legal terms do not sound familiar to you, it probably means that you don’t have these documents. Here is what they are and why you need them. Living Will A Living Will is a document intended to instruct future healthcare providers and your family about how you want to be cared for in […]

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