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Arizona Wildfire That Forced Evacuations Now Partial Contained

A wildfire in Arizona that has grown to more than 6,000 acres and forces hundreds to evacuate is now 40 percent contained, fire officials say. The Willow fire in Mohave Valley is being battled by more than 300 firefighting personnel. …

Arizona Wildfire Sees New Evacuation Orders

Worsening conditions at a wildfire in northwestern Arizona prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order over the weekend. The decision Sunday to order an additional 700 homes evacuated brings the number of evacuated homes in the Topock area near the …

Arizona Court Says No Coverage for Worker Hurt in Wreck after Business Errand

An Arizona court ruling says an employee hurt in an auto accident isn’t entitled to workers’ compensation for her injuries though she had just made a business errand to finish her work day. The employee deviated from her normal commute …

Arizona Supreme Court Ruling May Expose Agents to Lawsuits

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling may expose agents who write auto policies to malpractice lawsuits if they are accused of failing to inform their customers about uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage – even with a signed waiver acknowledging the customer …

Nautilus Insurance Enhances Contractors Program

Coverage Now Available in 48 States, Including California. Scottsdale, AZ, July 13 2015 — Nautilus Insurance, a W. R. Berkley Company®, has announced the enhancement of its General Liability product offering for Contractors, while also expanding product availability to all …

Suit in Deaths Of 19 Firefighters Settled by Families, Arizona

The state of Arizona has settled a lawsuit brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell. The settlement announced by state Attorney General …

Motor-Vehicle Crash Deaths in Arizona Fell in 2014

The Arizona Department of Transportation reported that deaths of Arizona residents in motor-vehicle crashes dropped by nearly 9 percent in 2014. The department collected data on law enforcement reports to find that 774 people died in motor-vehicle accidents last year …

Arizona Court Ruling on Marijuana DUI Issue Isn’t Retroactive

An Arizona court has ruled that a previous decision on driving under the influence of drugs doesn’t apply retroactively. A 2014 state Supreme Court decision said authorities can’t prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the …

California Sandwich Maker Recalls 213,000 Pounds of Meat

Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reported that chicken, beef and pork products were …

Arizona Wildfire Season Delayed by Cool, Wet Weather

An unusually cool and wet May is delaying the start of the wildfire season around northern Arizona. Weather conditions at this time last year were hot and windy, frustrating firefighters battling what became a 33-square-mile blaze in Oak Creek Canyon, …