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$300,000 Reward Offered 20 Years After Train Derailment Accident

On Friday, April 10, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) will be announcing a $5,000 increase to a monetary award that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a 1995 train derailment in Arizona. The reward, now up… Read More

Powdered Alcohol Is Being Legalized

Just add water and stir. Powdered alcohol is stirring up some mixed emotions. Some people feel the product is ingenious, others say it's irresponsible. Palcohol is the brand name for a new product: powdered alcohol. The product is marketed as an ounce… Read More

Who is Responsible for Insurance in Uber and Lyft Vehicles?

Uber and Lyft, the popular ride-sharing apps that permit private car owners to shuttle passengers for pay, are both challenging local, state and federal auto and insurance regulations. The two California-based technology companies are besieged by lawsuits… Read More

Arizona DOT Urges Drivers to Slow Down for National Work Zone Awareness Week

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, the Arizona Department of Transportation is urging drivers to avoid distractions and slow down near work zones. Highway workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country with more than 500 people… Read More

President Obama Vows to Investigate Phoenix VA Hospital

The President briefed the country Wednesday about the growing controversy centered around the Phoenix VA Hospital. For the past month, allegations have been swirling accusing the Phoenix VA of widespread impropriety and maintaining secret waiting lists… Read More

New Investigation Claims Veterans Are Not Receiving Adequate, Timely Medical Care

In 2009, President Obama gave a speech on military veterans and noted that Too many wounded warriors go without the care that they need. Too many veterans dont receive the support that theyve earned. Too many who once wore our nations uniform now sleep… Read More

Phillips Law Group is a Member of AAJ Leaders Forum

Phillips Law Group is pleased to announce that the firm is a member of the American Association for Justices Leaders Forum of 2014. This exclusive forum membership is bestowed on attorneys who are committed to defending a strong civil justice system and… Read More

Gay Rights Activists File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Arizona's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A second lawsuit challenging Arizona's same-sex marriage ban was filed on Thursday, claiming the state's statute and constitution violate federal equal protection laws. The suit was filed by seven Arizona same-sex couples and the surviving spouses of… Read More

Girlfriend of Missing American On-Board Missing Malaysian Flight Speaks Out

Sarah Bajc, long-time girlfriend of Phillip Wood, who was one of three American passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. is speaking out. Bajc and Wood both live in Beijing and when his flight didn't arrive on time; the couple was… Read More

Playboy Ordered to Pay $6 Million in Whistleblower Lawsuit

Playboy has been ordered to pay Catherine Zulfer, a former controller at Playboy Enterprises, $6 million for wrongful termination. The jury in the whistleblower case found that she had been fired in retaliation for exposing fraud and was also discriminated… Read More

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