Serial ADA Plaintiffs David Ritzenthaler and Santiago Abreu Have Sued More Than 450 Arizona Businesses in 2016

By: Lindsay Leavitt In the past few months David Ritzenthaler, a Scottsdale resident, and Santiago Abreu, a Florida resident, have filed more than 450 lawsuits against Arizona businesses alleging an assortment of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Read my earlier blogs about Mr. Ritzenthaler’s lawsuits here, here…

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An Innocuous Audit That Has The Potential to Create Enormous Liability: Arizona’s Department of Economic Security’s Employment Audits Can Have Expensive Repercussions

A tax audit letter from a government agency can sink even the hardiest of business owner’s stomach. Yet, a tax audit letter from the Department of Economic Security (DES) may not create the same sense of dread. These audits typically involve low dollar amounts, which may lure business owners into…

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Non-Compete Agreements Under Arizona Law

By Lindsay G. Leavitt The first porridge in Goldilocks and the Three Bears was too hot, the second was too cold and the third was just right. Non-compete agreements under Arizona law follow a similar vein: some are too broad, some are too narrow, and some are just right. Although Arizona…

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