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U.S. agency moves to allow class-action lawsuits against financial firms; Class actions necessary to protect consumers says Kathryn Honecker, chair of Rose Law Group Class Action Dept.

Posted by   /  July 10, 2017  /  Featured News  /  No Comments

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Michael Corkery | The New York Times The nation’s consumer watchdog is adopting a rule on Monday that would pry open the courtroom doors for millions of Americans, restoring their right to bring class-action lawsuits against financial firms. Under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule, banks and credit card companies could no […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Gov. Doug Ducey asks EPA for power to regulate Arizona streams; Rose Law Group Founder, President Jordan Rose comments

Posted by   /  July 9, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star ov Doug Ducey has asked the EPA to revise federal rules to give states the power to decide which streams will be protected as “Waters of the U.S.” That power can have huge impacts over how strictly development along those streams is regulated, such as subdivisions and mines whose […]

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AG opinion: Officials must preserve public records even on private phones; privacy vs transparency, says Rose Law Group attorney Tom Galvin

Posted by   /  July 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Public officials can’t use private phones or social media messages to get around public records laws, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich stated in an opinion Friday. On the other hand, the AG also concluded information on those private cells phones is not actually a public record, even if it pertains to public business Brnovich said […]

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ASU Foundation to amend tax forms after article on ASU President Crow and wife, Sybil Francis

Posted by   /  July 8, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times he Arizona State University Foundation will amend four years of tax forms following an Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting article this week about ASU President Michael Crow and his wife, Sybil Francis. The article, by ASU journalism student Charles T. Clark, raises new questions about the six-digit salary paid […]

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Thoughts on this Independence Day: Were you born too late?

Posted by   /  July 4, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer I know I don’t belong And there’s nothing that I can do I was born too late And I’ll never be like you ~ From “Born Too Late,” The Poni-Tails, 1986 Originally published Oct. 28, 2013 Fifty years ago come Nov.22, I parked my car at work, got out, […]

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Arpaio throws Hail Mary to Supreme Court

Posted by   /  July 4, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed an urgent petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a last-chance bid for a jury trial or delay of his upcoming bench trial for criminal contempt. Arpaio faces a June 26 bench trial in Arizona U.S. District Court stemming […]

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[IN-DEPTH] George Johnson, a name synonymous with lawsuits and dark side dealings

Posted by   /  July 2, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer| The Republic eorge Harry Johnson is as hard and thorny as the desert lots he’s been peddling for more than 40 years. His skin is baked brown and his hair burned yellow-white from 85 years under the Arizona sun, but he’s as resilient as a mesquite tree. Johnson is a cutthroat businessman, a throwback […]

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Arizona limits info to Trump’s voter fraud commission

Posted by   /  July 1, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic ecretary of State Michele Reagan plans to provide President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud with Arizona’s voter-registration information, with certain exceptions. But the request for information, which has already provoked pushback from elections officials in at least 27 other states, is not sitting well with the officials of […]

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Work-a-day-world: How, where and why we are working

Posted by   /  June 28, 2017  /  Economy, Featured News  /  No Comments

Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2016, on days they worked, 22 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. Among workers age 25 and over, those with an advanced degree were more likely to work at home than were persons with less […]

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Sheriff Joe’s trial begins

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s ex-attorney testified on Monday that he explicitly and repeatedly explained to his client a federal judge’s order that prohibited him from enforcing federal immigration law By Megan Cassidy | The Republic 10:30 a.m.: Opening arguments made Attorneys laid out dueling theories as the criminal contempt trial of Joe Arpaio opened Monday […]

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